Category Archives: Salads

There are the classic recipes for salads that you can make, but the best way to make a salad is to use what you have. The versatility of a salad is what makes it so good! Most people get bored with making the same lettuce, tomatoe salad and I think they stop making the salad entirely because of boredom. Stop! Stop! Stop!
You need to add at least 7 ingredients to a salad, or your salads will start to be the same night after night. The 7 ingredient rule pushes you to look further into your refrigerator or pantry for additional items and this extra push keeps the salad fun to eat every night.
Ingredient possibilities are endless: Think beyond lettuces and herbs, pasta, beans, canned vegetables, pickled and marinated goodies, nuts, seeds, cheese, crackers and croutons… You get the idea.

Pickled Shrimp and Peppers, Onions, Green Beans, Asparagus, Carrots!

Original recipe makes 8 – 1 quart jars 4 Tablespoons old bay seasoning 2 pounds Shrimp Large (26-30 count per pound with tails on) 8 cucumbers, thinly sliced 2 onions, thinly sliced 48 green beans 32 small asparagus spears 16 … Continue reading

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Strawberry Spinach Salad

I love this salad. I remember going to Kansas City and Dennis ordered this salad. Inspired, I went home and imitated it! Easy to make, family and friend favorite. Dennis loves it without the bacon as well. Who would have … Continue reading

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Waldorf Chicken Salad or Sandwiches

Salad 2 medium celery ribs, cut into small dice 2 medium scallions, white and green parts, minced or 1 sweet onion 1 large crisp apple, cored and cut into medium dice 1/4 cup chopped, toasted walnuts 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/4 … Continue reading

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Bacon Caesar Salad

Oh my, simple and excellent. 2 cups baby romaine, chopped 1 cup mixed herb salad, prewashed 3 scallions chopped, green and white 6 slices of bacon, fried crisp and crumbled 1/4 cup Girard’s Light Creamy Caesar Dressing Salt and Pepper … Continue reading

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Asian Lime Shrimp

Ingredients 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided 2 tablespoons soy sauce, divided 3 teaspoons grated fresh ginger 1 clove garlic, minced 1 pound medium fresh shrimp, peeled, deveined, and chopped 1/2 red bell pepper, diced 2 … Continue reading

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Panzanella – Bread Salad

Ingredients: 2 tomatoes 1 small cucumber, peeled and sliced 1 small red onion, thinly sliced bell peppers (optional) Kalmata olives (optional) 1 cup fresh basil leaves, torn into small pieces 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more as needed 3 … Continue reading

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Caprese Salad – Tomato, Fresh Mozzarella, Basil and variations

BASIL VINAIGRETTE 1 small handful of fresh basil 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 tablespoons balsalmic vinegar Kosher salt SALAD 4 ounces fresh mozzarella, cubed into small bites or sliced 1 pound ripe summer tomatoes, sliced or chopped Kosher salt and … Continue reading

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Spring Green Salad with Shrimp and Avocado

Spring Mix Greens Cucumber peeled and sliced Lime Ceviche Shrimp from Costco – this is so good! Avocado Olive oil White Balsalmic Vinegar Arrange on your plate, drizzle lightly with olive oil and balsalmic. Grab your fork! Salt and Pepper … Continue reading

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Aunt Nett’s Shrimp and Potato Salad

Ingredients: 10 large potatoes 2 cups mayonnaise (Do NOT use fat free or low fat) 1 (6 ounce) can shrimp, drained well and flaked (you can also use thawed frozen shrimp or freshly boil shrimp) 2 celery ribs, minced fine … Continue reading

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Green Salad – Cobb Salad – Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, Avocado and Blue Cheese

Came home late the other night and the kids had put together this salad.  Perfect for dinner.  Thank you Matt and Denny. Ingredients: Romaine Spinach Bacon, fried and crumbled Tomatoes, Cherry or bite size chop Avocado Chicken, cooked, chopped bite … Continue reading

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