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Monthly Archives: March 2018

Salads For Sugar Busters

Granny’s Salad For Sugar Busters

3 Granny Smith apples, unpeeled & dices

2 stalks celery

1 carrot

1/2 cup golden raisins

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

fresh green lettuce leaves ( no ice berg lettuces, please)

Mix all together with this yogurt dressing ( or experiment with your own dressings)

Dressing:

1/2 cup plain non fat yogurt

2 T. Olive Oil

2 T. Honey

2 T. apple cider vinegar

1 tsp mustard

salt and pepper to taste

Blend together well. Pour over above mixture. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours to chill. Serve on a bed of fresh lettuce.

Orange-Kiwi Fruit Salad

1 head romain lettuce, torn

3 kiwi, peeled and sliced

11 oz. can mandarin oranges, drained

1 large red onion, sliced

3 oz. blue cheese, crumbled

1/3 cup walnuts, chopped

Optional: croutons or chinese noodles

Combine them all together and then toss with this dressing or any of your own:

Dressing:

1/2 cup olive oil

1/3 cup lime juice

3 T. apple cider vinegar

3 T. sugar free orange marmalade

salt and pepper to taste

Mix and shake thoroughly. You will get about 1 1/3 cup yield from this recipe. I do not normally use it all. I stretch it out for 2 luncheon salads. That is enough for me. You decide what is right for you.

Light Salad Meals

I love the creaminess of cottage cheese and here is a really simple salad with just four ingredients. This is a great salad to serve as a wrap sandwich or even a cold pasta topper. This recipe make 3 to 4 servings.

Ingredients:

cottage cheese – 1 (16oz) container

marinated artichoke hearts – 1 cup chopped

sun-dried tomatoes in oil – 1/4 cup chopped

pitted oil-cured black olives – 1/4 cup finely diced

(you can use regular black pitted olives if you prefer)

Directions:

– Simply place all the ingredients in a bowl and toss to combine completely.

Easy Salad Meal Ideas:

    • Layered Wrap Sandwich: Serve this cheese salad as a layered wrap sandwich. Take a soft tortilla shell and layer it with washed spinach or lettuce leaves. Next place the cottage cheese salad on top of the greens. Then place any of the following on top of the cheese salad; strips of thinly sliced avocado sections, deli ham, chicken or roast beef slices. Roll up the wrap and enjoy.

    • Stuffed Potatoes: Make a quick salad meal by using this creamy salad as a topping for baked potatoes. Serve along with steamed and chilled asparagus drizzled with olive oil and lemon juice.

  • Pasta Topper: Another idea for a light salad meal is to serve this cheese salad recipe over whole grain cooked and chilled pasta such as rotini, elbow macaroni or farfalle. I like to serve this with warm garlic bread slices on the side.

Here is another four ingredient recipe that make a delicious light salad meal. It is a refreshing crab salad that is packed with flavor. This recipe makes two servings but you can simply double the ingredients to make four servings.

Ingredients:

cooked crabmeat – 2 cups (flaked or lump – broken into pieces)

dressing of your choice – 3 to 4 tbsp (Italian, French, or Caesar are good choices)

marinated artichoke hearts – 1 jar (7.5 oz) (drained and cut into small chunks)

fresh watercress – 2 cups (washed and chopped)

Directions:

– Break the crabmeat into pieces and marinate in a bowl with the salad dressing for one hour.

– After one hour, add all the other ingredients and toss seafood salad well to coat.

Easy Salad Meal Ideas:

    • Crab Salad with Roasted Veggies: Serve this quick crab salad recipe on top of romaine lettuce with a side of roasted vegetables.

    • Crab Stuffed Avocados: Another easy idea is to serve this delicious salad scooped into an avocado half and serve along with rye toast with melted cheese on top for a quick meal.

  • Layered Crab Salad: You can also serve this as a layered salad by layering the crab salad into parfait glasses alternating between layers of peeled orange segments and the crab salad.

Try this simple chicken salad that is filled with great depth of flavor created with chicken, garlic, sun-dried tomatoes and more.

Ingredients:

chicken – 2 cups cooked, cooled and cubed

garlic – 2 cloves finely chopped

sun-dried tomatoes in oil – 1/3 cup chopped (use oil for dressing)

broccoli – 1 1/2 cups chopped (raw or steamed)

fresh squeezed lime juice – 1 tbsp

Note: If you do not like raw broccoli, you may steam it lightly before adding to salad.

Potato Salad Recipe

If you are looking for recipes that do not contains mayonnaise, there are tons of recipes to choose from as well. For example, you can create a Greek style potato salad that has feta cheese and a tasty dressing that does not contain mayonnaise.

Or, here is another great idea for a salad that you can make with potatoes. You can combine blue cheese, with potatoes and onions, and you will get another delicious dish that you can serve.

If you are looking for a tasty and flavorful potato salad recipe, check out these two great salad recipes:

1. Greek Style Salad Recipe With Potatoes, Feta, Onions And Herbs.

Take a look at this great looking and great tasting dish! It has red potatoes and red onions, and it looks great, and it tastes great. The combination of feta cheese, red onions makes this salad great to look at, and it also makes the salad very tasty! Plus, when you add herbs such as parsley and dill, which add green color, you will make this dish even tastier and even more colorful.

Here is how to make the Greek Style Salad. Cook and cool the potatoes. Chop the onions, dill, and parsley. Crumble feta cheese.

Combine potatoes and onions. Make salad dressing and combine with potatoes and onions. Mix, then add dill, parsley, and feta cheese and mix. The salty feta combined with potatoes, onions, dill, parsley and dressing made from vinegar and olive oil, makes an extremely flavorful and delicious dish!

2. Potato Salad With Blue Cheese.

Here is another very easy to make salad without mayonnaise. If you are looking for potato salad recipe without mayonnaise, you should check out this great tasting recipe as well. For this salad you will need red potatoes, onions, blue cheese, dill, and parsley. You will also need to make a salad dressing.

Here is how to make this great tasting and colorful salad with blue cheese. Cook and cool the red potatoes. Chop the onions, dill, and parsley. Crumble blue cheese.

Cold Rice Salads

Artichoke Wild Rice Salad

Makes 2 to 3 servings

Combine in a bowl and mix well:

• 2 cups cooked and cooled wild rice

• 1/2 cup marinated artichoke hearts (drained and chopped)

• 3/4 cup sweet red peppers (diced)

• 1/4 cup jarred, pickled peperoncini peppers (drained and chopped)

• 2 tablespoon pine nuts

• 1 to 2 tablespoons olive tapenade

• 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice

• 1 tablespoon of liquid from the artichoke hearts (or as desired)

To serve: Serve this cold rice salad on a bed of fresh spinach leaves.

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Egg and Rice Salad

Makes 2 to 3 servings

Here’s a different take on egg salad but it is really delicious and filling.

Combine in a bowl and mix well:

• 2 cups cooked and cooled brown rice

• 1 hard-boiled egg (chopped)

• 1/2 cup celery (diced)

• a few dill pickle slices (chopped)

• 1/4 cup plain yogurt

• 1/4 cup mayonnaise

• 1 tablespoon fresh dill (chopped)

To serve: Try serving this cold rice salad over some steamed and chilled asparagus spears dressed with some fresh squeezed lemon juice.

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Mexican Brown Rice Salad

Makes 2 to 3 servings

Combine in a bowl and mix well:

• 2 cups cooked and cooled brown rice

• 1/2 cup roasted red peppers (roughly chopped)

• 1/4 cup pitted black olives (chopped)

• bottled jalapeno slices (to taste) (chopped )

• 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro (roughly chopped)

• 1/2 cup salsa

• 1/4 cup sour cream

To serve: For each serving, place salad greens on a plate, then place the salad on the greens and finally take some baked tortilla chips and tuck them under the salad greens all around the edge of the plate. Finally, crumble a couple more chips and sprinkle over the top of each salad serving.