March 3, 2015

Black Bean, Tomato & Mozzarella Salad


1 can black beans, drained and rinsed 1-2 green onions, chopped, include greens 1/2 c. cilantro, roughly chopped 1/2 c. finely chopped celery 1 pt. grape tomatoes, halved 1/2 c. mozzarella cheese, cut in small cubes zest of one lime 3 T. or more … [Read more...]

‘It’s a Meal’ Salad

Dressing: (prepare a day in advance & chill) 1/2 c. extra virgin olive oil 4 garlic cloves, minced 2 t. dried oregano 2 T. white wine vinegar salt and pepper Salad: garlic cloves 4 c. iceberg lettuce, broken into bits 1 ripe tomato, cut into … [Read more...]

Kidney Bean Salad

2 c. or 2 cans kidney beans, drained 1/4 c. celery, diced 3 pickles, dill or sweet, chopped 1 small onion 2 hard-cooked eggs, sliced 1/2 t. salt 1/8 t. pepper 1/2 c. mayo or salad dressing Mix together the beans, celery, pickles and onion. Add … [Read more...]

Taco Salad

2 heads romaine lettuce, chopped 1 15-oz. can mexican style chili beans, undrained 2 medium tomatoes, chopped 1 small can black olives, drained and sliced 2 cups shredded cheese 1/2 bag yellow corn chips, crushed 2/3 c. mild salsa or to taste 1 c. … [Read more...]

Chinese Cabbage Salad


6 T. butter 2 packages ramen noodles, broken (save seasoning for another recipe or soup) 1/2 c. sesame seeds 1 c. sliced almonds 1 Chinese (napa) cabbage, chilled and chopped 5 green onions, sliced Dressing: 1 c. sugar 1/2 c. balsamic vinegar 2 … [Read more...]

Udon Noodle Salad


4 c. spring mix salad greens 2 bundles udon (or buckwheat) noodles, cooked per package instructions 1 small (or 1/2 med.) English cucumber, seeded, quartered and sliced 1 orange pepper, seeded and diced 1 yellow pepper, seeded and diced 2 roma (or 1 … [Read more...]

Korean Salad

2 10-oz. bags fresh spinach, large stalks removed 1 7-oz. can sliced water chestnuts, drained 3 hard-cooked eggs, sliced 1 8-oz. can bean sprouts, drained (or 2 c. fresh sprouts) 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced 1/2 lb. bacon, cooked crisp and … [Read more...]

Cauliflower Salad

1 small head lettuce, broken up 1 small head cauliflower, cut up 1 small red onion, finely diced 1/4 lb. bacon, fried and crumbled 1/2 c. slivered almonds 8 ozs. mayonnaise 1 small can parmesan cheese 1/4 c. sugar Prepare veggies and mix with … [Read more...]

Pear Salad with Gorgonzola Dressing


1 12-oz. bag spring mix lettuce1 fresh or canned pear, peeled and chopped  dried cherries candied walnuts Dressing: 1 fresh or canned pear, peeled and finely diced 1 t. olive oil 1/3 c. white vinegar 1/4 c. lemon juice 1 T. dijon mustard 3 T. … [Read more...]

Chinese Coleslaw

2 packages chicken flavored ramen noodles (uncooked) 1 c. sunflower seeds 1 small package sliced almonds 4 green onions, chopped 1 bunch fresh broccoli, chopped 1/2 c. oil 1/3 c. red wine vinegar 3/4 c. sugar Crunch ramen noodles in the bag … [Read more...]