1. arabianequine

    arabianequine Crowing

    Apr 4, 2010
    With the warmer weather starting.....I make a few different salads instead of cooking.

    I make potato salad all the time I just love it....I eat the whole bowl over a few days so that is one salad I really can't live without.

    I also make a bacon ranch pasta salad it has bow tie pasta and lettuce in it.....I think I am gonna make this soon but this time I am adding chicken in it.

    I also love the salad with/chicken and top ramen noodles...cabbage and rice vinager not sure what it is called but I really like it.

    These are my favorites so far.

    Do you have any favorites and/or recipes please share?
  2. 2DogsFarm

    2DogsFarm Songster

    Apr 10, 2009
    NW Indiana
    2 from a friend:
    (Caveat: I am doing these from memory so no exact measurements)

    Strawberry Orange Pasta Salad
    Combine cooked bowtie pasta with sliced strawberries, mandarin oranges & poppyseed dressing

    Grape Salad
    Wash & dry red & green seedless grapes - drying them is important or the other stuff won't stick
    Make a dressing from 8oz softened cream cheese, powdered sugar & Coolwhip

    And one from me:
    Cantaloupe Cucumber Mint Salad
    Combine fresh cutup cantaloupe & sliced cucumber with plain yogurt & chopped fresh mint

    Also like roasted butternut squash with mixed greens, feta cheese & balsamic vinaigrette
  3. gmendoza

    gmendoza Songster

    Mar 23, 2010
    Rock Hill,SC
    Quote:IM THERE!!!! LETS EAT!!! [​IMG]
  4. arabianequine

    arabianequine Crowing

    Apr 4, 2010
    Quote:IM THERE!!!! LETS EAT!!! [​IMG]

    lol, I wish you could. I just made potato salad and ceviche over the last few days. I am making one of the other 2 of my favorites real soon. I will take a picture for you [​IMG]
  5. arabianequine

    arabianequine Crowing

    Apr 4, 2010
    double post
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2011
  6. arabianequine

    arabianequine Crowing

    Apr 4, 2010
    This is a pic of the bowtie/salad w/bacon and ranch dressing. I also added onion, green onion, and celery. No chicken like I wanted too.

    This is with the flash.


    Without the flash.

  7. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits...

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    Nom..nom.. whats in that? Recipe? [​IMG]
  8. BettyR

    BettyR Songster

    Mar 1, 2008
    Texas Gulf Coast
    I like to put a chicken in my rotisserie and serve it with this salad. I have my rotisserie set up in my laundry room so it doesn't heat up the kitchen in the summer time.

    Cilantro Corn Salad

    3 10-oz. packages frozen corn thawed
    3/4 red pepper shopped
    1/2-C. fresh cilantro chopped
    1/4 C. green onions chopped

    1/3 C. vegetable oil
    1/3 C. white wine vinegar
    2 T. Dijon mustard
    1/2 t. fresh black pepper
    1 T. jalapeno pepper

    Prepare dressing by combining ingredients except the oil and whisk together. Slowly whisk in the oil.

    Combine corn, red pepper, cilantro and green onions together in a bowl.
    Pour dressing over and stir to combine. Chill before serving.
    Makes about 5 cups.


    The leftover chicken makes a good Chef Salad served with lots of boiled eggs.


    Tuna salad sandwiches are good when you don't feel like cooking and heating up the kitchen.
  9. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
  10. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    Low Fat apple salad, yummo!

    Two apples, granny or gala works well, cored and chopped in bite sizes
    one cup of halved grapes, can be omitted
    one cup mini marshmellows, or less if desired.
    1/4 or less raisins
    peanuts or walnuts or omitted, chopped (any amount you like)
    two small container of vanilla yogurt

    Stir it all up in a large bowel. Eat immediately. Delicious!

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