Category: salad

Vegetable salad, Fruit salad, Tossed Salad. Lots of salads!

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Cool Summer Salad Recipes

The heat of summer has hit (91 degrees yesterday!), so we need cool summer salad recipes to help us beat the heat, right?  I thought it would be fun to comb the internet for the best salad recipes and round them all up, just for you!   You will find everything here from egg salad to chicken salad to fruit salad to fancy salads in this list.  And they are all right here for your viewing and eating pleasure!  (Wasn’t that nice of me to do all of that work for you?)   Enjoy!       Cool Summer Salad...

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How to Make Easy Southwest Salad

You can make easy southwest salad for a quick and easy meal.  It’s a recipe  that has a delicious combination of veggies, black beans, ranch dressing,  and salsa.  (I’m down with eating just about anything that has black beans and salsa!)  It just bursts with southwest flavor!  One of the best things about this salad is it’s a no-cook recipe.   You get your protein without cooking meat!  How awesome is that?  Are you are still busy with preserving the food from your garden?  No problem!  At times like that when life is so busy, recipes like this one that can be...

BLT Summer Salad

BLT Summer Salad

Today I want to share with you a delicious, cool BLT summer salad recipe, which was given to me by my sister-in-law, Jenny.  This is a great one to make mid-way through the summer when you start getting your tomatoes and lettuce from the garden.  The best thing about it is the bacon, though, because…well, it’s bacon!  If you feel like being a little lazy you can go ahead and buy the pre-cooked bacon for this, but I usually just bake my bacon in the oven, let it cool, break it up into bits, then set it aside.  You can use...

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Summer Fruit Salad

One of the things I like to make in the summer is this yummy summer fruit salad recipe.   It is a throwback to my childhood in Iowa.  My step-mother used to make it a lot.  I have tweaked her recipe a little, adding sliced bananas and modifying amounts on the sour cream and coconut, and I love it.  For best results, you should make this summer fruit salad at least 12 hours ahead of time.  When you look at the ingredients, sour cream in a fruit salad probably sounds strange, but if you are a fruit salad fan, you...

marinated pasta salad

Marinated Pasta Salad

My Aunt Katherine made a marinated pasta salad similar to this when I was a teenager and my family loved it and it became a staple in our home.  I have modified the recipe slightly over the years.  I changed to a little fancier looking pasta (used to be spaghetti) and added black olives and grated Italian cheese. It is still one of my favorite summer dishes. Sometimes we use marinated pasta salad as a side dish, other times it is our main course and we just have a big bowl.  You have to plan ahead a little because this needs to...