Easy Recipes: Waldorf Salad

Waldorf Salad How to Make Easy Waldorf Salad – A lovely summertime dish, chilled to perfection! A popular warm weather treat…chilled Waldorf Salad. It’s delicious as a side with grilled turkey or chicken. This was a favorite side dish for my sister’s family. She would use apples that were on sale at the time, keeping her cost down. Since the celery and walnuts were crunchy, it made no difference in the taste or...

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Cauliflower Potato Salad

Cauliflower in Potato Salad. Really. When the weather warms up and the grill comes out, potato salad starts to sound so good. To me, it is such a tradition for picnics, barbecues–really any party or gathering. Doesn’t it seem like nearly everyone loves it? Chilled, with just the right blend of ingredients, it is so satisfying. Maybe it reminds me of my childhood, since the recipe I normally use is the one from my mother....

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Summer Fruit Salad with Creamy Honey-Lime Dressing

Summer Fruit Salad with Creamy Honey-Lime Dressing Do you love fresh fruit, especially spring and summer fruits? Those luscious strawberries, melons, blueberries, cherries, peaches, nectarines, plums, all just call my name at the beginning of summer. As soon as the fresh crop hits my supermarket I’m making my Summer Fruit Salad with Creamy Honey-Lime Dressing, because it’s soooo delicious!   I make this Summer Fruit Salad...

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Fruit Filled Green Salad with Citrus Dressing

Fresh Fruit and Lots of Greens This may be the most refreshing salad I’ve ever made! Who says fruit and green salad should be separate dishes? Combined, they are perfect for a hot summer day, though it would taste good any time of year. It’s been unusually hot here in my little town on the Southern Oregon Coast. Seems like it has been an exceptionally hot season this year across the entire country. When temperatures soar,...

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Mexican Cabbage Salad

Mexican Cabbage Salad Mexican Cabbage Salad is another recipe I’ve tried to replicate from a favorite local restaurant in San Diego. Cinco de Mayo or anytime, it’s a family favorite. It brings back memories of leisurely dinners complete with margaritas, chips and salsa, and friends. We often enjoyed sharing one of these salads with our dinner order. Usually we make coleslaw with mayo, but this is so crisp and refreshing with oil and...

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Watercress, pecan and blue cheese salad

Watercress, pecan and blue cheese salad recipe. This is probably the easiest salad in the world and can be adapted easily to suit your own tastes. One of the reasons I like this so much is that it needs no additional seasoning. The blue cheese means that no extra salt is required and the watercress has its own peppery flavour. This makes it ideal for picnics too as it means there’s no need to take condiments along.  Pack the...

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Mexican Cabbage Salad

Mexican Cabbage Salad Mexican Cabbage Salad is another recipe I’ve tried to replicate from a favorite local restaurant in San Diego. Cinco de Mayo or anytime, it’s a family favorite. It brings back memories of leisurely dinners complete with margaritas, chips and salsa, and friends. We often enjoyed sharing one of these salads with our dinner order. Usually we make coleslaw with mayo, but this is so crisp and refreshing with oil and...

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White Bean And Spinach Salad

White Bean And Spinach Salad White Bean and Spinach Dinner Salad is a hearty vegetarian salad. The beans provide protein, antioxidants, and dietary fiber. Spinach provides Vitamin A, C, D, B6 and B12 as well as magnesium, iron and calcium. This is a dinner I prepare for my family occasionally. We aren’t vegetarians, but there are times when we want something healthy and refreshing. This dish does that just fine. I like to serve...

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White Bean Tuna Salad

A salad with bean and tuna has to become an instant favorite.  Dressed up with capers and apple cider vinegar, it become heavenly.  That, and it is so easy to make.  It’s a Tuscan salad.  It looks rather Tuscan, don’t you think? So many healthy ingredients too!  Beans, tuna, olive oil, and apple cider vinegar are known for their nutrition and benefits.  Good for brain health, and heart health as well.  This recipe is an...

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Taco Salad with Cauliflower and Ground Turkey

Sneak More Veggies Into Your Meals Hungry for a taco salad yesterday, I decided to make my own.  Once I started cooking the ground turkey, the head of cauliflower in the fridge was calling out to me.  It is a natural to add to ground meat anytime you are cooking it, and is especially tasty with taco seasoning!  With the spicy flavor, it is still another way to add more veggies to your meals.  I bet you won’t even notice it is there....

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The Healthy Brain Salad

A Salad Using Top Foods for Brain Health. The best thing about salad is that anything goes. I can’t believe how many different recipes there are–all that look delicious–with ingredients I never would have considered. It is also a pleasure to pull out everything in the crisper drawers in the refrigerator and start chopping. There is no wrong ingredient! The salad I prepared here was designed with a specific goal, even...

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Mediterranean Tuna Salad

Mediterranean Tuna Salad. I can’t think of anything that scares people more, than the thought of getting cancer…..doctors, nutritionist, and a host of people are convinced that diet plays an important part in reducing your risks of becoming another victim of this hideous disease. To that end, I get several different recipe sources that are supposed to be good for you in any and every situation in life. Some of these recipes...

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Wheat Gluten Steaks: Vegetarian

Vegetarian Steaks! Wheat Gluten Steaks are a home made vegetarian meat-like steak that takes the place of real meat. This is a great alternative if you are not a meat eater. I know these gluten steaks as Choplets as they somewhat close to the Worthington brand I buy but making them  at home is even better. They make  a delicious sandwich at dinnertime. You can fix them up with lettuce, tomato, onions, cheese, or anything you like on...

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Haystacks: Taco Salad

What is a Haystack? If you’re a person who likes taco salads then you’ll like Haystacks. What is a Haystack you might be thinking. It’s like a big taco salad except you get to make your own stack! All you do is assemble it in layers starting with tortilla chips, then add the bean mixture, then add the veggies. Top it with salsa or sour cream as desired. Its a simple and easy recipe and everyone can join in once all...

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Easy Recipes: Bean Salad With Homemade Dressing

How To Make Bean Salad With Homemade Dressing This is a delicious summer time treat that goes with everything. No mayonnaise needed here…the cooked dressing is made with sugar, vinegar, water and beaten egg. Light and tasty and perfect for a summer time side dish. It only takes a few moments to make this dressing, and the bean salad goes together quickly once you’ve chopped the veggies. Save Print Easy Recipes: Bean Salad...

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How to Lighten Up a Chicken Salad

How to Lighten Up a Chicken Salad Chicken salad has been a favorite of our family since the late 70’s. A good friend and I would stop at a deli called Kaplan’s for lunch quite often mostly because I would crave their chicken salad. I don’t know if the restaurant still exists, but my chicken salad recipes still does. It took years of testing and tasting to come up with a recipe I thought was similar. We used it for years. These day I...

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Veggie Platter with Buffalo Ranch Dip

  Fresh, Crisp Vegetables in a Spicy Dip Fresh vegetables are in abundance right now, fresh being the operative word. While it is a good idea to freeze, can, dry, etc., to preserve the variety for the rest of the year, there isn’t much better or more delicious than fresh, raw, cut up vegetables. Fresh from the garden or from a farmer’s market, they taste healthy and wonderful just as they are. So why mess with a good...

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Classic Seven Layer Salad

Quick and Easy To Make. I’ve been making this salad for some time now. It’s a big hit wherever I take it. Everyone loves it. Most of the time I make it just as the recipe says but sometimes I will switch out a veggie for a different one or add another one. It depends who I am making the salad for. My oldest son who doesn’t like cucumbers so I might add radishes instead. For me I love all veggies.That’s the...

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Zesty Italian Pasta Salad

One of my favorite summer salads is a Zesty Italian Pasta Salad. It is easy and simple to make. You can make it with plain noodles, colored noodles even pretty bow pasta. My favorite way is using colored noodles because they make the salad look so pretty look inviting with all the different colors. You can make this salad with all your favorite veggies from your garden and even a few from the store. If there is one you don’t...

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Fresh Fruit Salad

Calling All Fresh Fruit Lovers! A fresh fruit salad is delightful and refreshing on a warm summer day! This is a super easy salad to make. I had a variety of watermelon, honeydew, strawberries and blueberries in my refrigerator and thought I’d put them all together to make a nice salad with. All I did was cut up the fruit except the blueberries of course. I tossed them on top and stirred it all together. You can use any fresh...

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Asian Cabbage Salad

An Asian Twist to Classic Slaw We first tasted this Asian Cabbage Salad when we lived in Hawaii, many decades ago. We would have it often, served with a stir fried dish called Beef Tomato. It’s been a favorite of mine ever since. As you can see, it is so easy to put together, yet looks very pretty for company. You can use more or less mayo if you like. Using veganaise makes it a vegan dish as well. Normally I will serve it as a...

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Bacon, Avocado,Tomato and Spinach Wrap

In the mood for a lighter, healthier version of a bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich?  Then do try this one!  It is similar to a BLT, but I love spinach.  So instead of the traditional blend, I tossed together baby spinach leaves, chopped tomato and avocado with some crispy bacon slices for a scrumptious wrap.  The flavors go beautifully together. It’s now a favorite.  Whether in a wrap or a sandwich actually.  Spinach is a super food...

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Chicken Salad Lettuce Wrap

A chicken salad is perfect in a lettuce wrap!  Doesn’t it look like it belongs there?  Chicken salad has been a family favorite for years and years.   Today we still love it, but my recipe has changed to so be so much lighter and more nutritional besides.   Often I’ll serve it on a bed of greens for a satisfying dinner. The difference today?  Far less mayonnaise and a couple of my favorite ingredients lately: spinach and...

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Fantastic Fruit Filled Green Salad

Fantastic Fruit Filled Green Salad Even in the midst of the winter chill I still often crave a crisp, cold salad. Fresh fruit all year long is a must. Between the soups and the hot comfort food, sometimes a super healthy combination of vegetables sounds so good. This time I decided to combine the two for a delicious, sweet taste. Many of us have had salads with strawberries tossed with spinach, or Mandarin oranges found in an Asian...

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A Delicious Spinach Salad for a Healthy Brain

A Delicious Spinach Salad for a Healthy Brain If you are going to get back to healthy eating with the new year, here is a salad that will work in more ways than one. Most salads are good for you, as long as you control the dressing and some of the ingredients. But many salad veggies can be eaten in big quantities to fill you up without high calorie or fat content. This particular salad was first created for brain health. It contains...

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Two favourite veggie salads

Two favorite salads: Seven Layer &  Italian Pasta Two of my favorite veggie salads to make is a Seven Layer Salad and a Zesty Italian Pasta Salad. Both of these salads can be made the night before then chilled for serving the next day. With each salad you can substitute veggies in or out of what you like or don’t like. Here’s how I make them: Let’s get it layered! You start with lettuce in the bottom then you layer celery,...

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