Category Archives: Salads

Southwest Pasta Salad

Today I was looking for a yummy pasta salad to go with Lindsey’s Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches. I found this recipe at Chelsea’s Messy Apron– It is so yummy! Ingredients- 2 cups mini pasta (measured when dry, I used shells but it … Continue reading

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Greek Panzanella

From “Aunt” Laura– Olive oil 1 small French bread cut into 1-inch cubes (I used La  Brea Rosemary Bread from Costco) Kosher salt 1 hothouse cucumber, unpeeled, seeded, and cubed 1 red bell pepper, large diced 1 yellow bell pepper, … Continue reading

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Tri-color Orzo Salad

This salad recipe is from “Aunt” Laura. 1 pound orzo pasta 2 Tbs extra-virgin olive oil, plus another 1/4 cup 2 cups fresh arugula, about 3 ounces (I usually use more than that, maybe 3 or 4 cups, and I use … Continue reading

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Red, White and Blue Potato Salad

This past weekend we were in Washington for Megan’s wedding. After the ceremony we had a fabulous dinner! Best wedding food ever! Megan and Tyler hired a guy who has a BBQ food truck. Only it’s not really a truck, … Continue reading

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Southwest Cornbread Layered Salad

I LOVE this salad! Ingredients- 1 (6-8 ounce) package cornbread mix, cooked according to package instructions and cooled (or my favorite recipe of cornbread) 2 cups mayonnaise 3 teaspoons chili powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 2-3 tablespoons freshly chopped cilantro, optional … Continue reading

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Caramelized Pecans

I made these tonight for a spinach, strawberry, and yellow pepper salad. I can think of so many salads that they would be good in. They are super easy and only take 5 minutes. Ingredients- 1 tablespoon butter 1/4 cup … Continue reading

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French Laundry Staff Dressing

1 table spoon chopped garlic 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped shallots 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1 large egg yolk 2 cups canola oil Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper Place the garlic, shallots, mustard … Continue reading

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Barley, Capsicum and Bean Salad

I love the new recipes I come home with every time I visit the Colton’s in Australia. The whole family is into the reality show Master Chef and Maddie and Izzy love creating new recipes. While I was there in … Continue reading

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Caprese Quinoa Salad

Today I found this recipe at How Sweet It Is and I cannot wait to try it out. I love a caprese salad and I love quinoa so the combination should be delicious! Caprese Quinoa-makes about 3 cups worth Ingredients- … Continue reading

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Nutted Wild Rice Salad

1 cup raw wild rice5 1/2 cups low fat chicken stock or water1 cup shelled pecan halves1 cup yellow raisinsgrated rind of one large orange1/4 cup chopped fresh mint4 green onions thinly sliced1/4 cup olive oil1/3 cup fresh orange juice1 … Continue reading

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