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04-06-2006, 11:01 AM #1
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Salads for Spring
I cut this article out to print. Thought I would share it. I plan to make the Caesar Pasta Salad this week end. YUMMY!
These salad recipes are going to make you think of springtime picnics, but they're also perfect for hectic springtime schedules. That's because they're easy to make and convenient to take with you and eat during a busy day.
Take these salads to work in a small plastic container. Or put them on a bed of lettuce along with other salad fixings. Three of these salads also make for a great sandwich. Make a batch of salad over the weekend and you can make sandwiches or salads to enjoy every day of the week.
Caesar Pasta Salad
Using Caesar dressing gives this pasta salad a garlicky tang. Use light dressing for a healthier version of this tasty salad.
8 oz. small pasta shells or macaroni
1 can (15 1/4 oz.) Del Monte® Sweet Peas, drained
1/2 cup coarsely shredded carrot
1/2 cup julienne-cut zucchini
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1/4 cup sliced green onion
3/4 cup Caesar salad dressing
shredded Parmesan cheese (optional)
Cook pasta according to package directions until al dente; drain.
Toss with peas, carrot, zucchini, green pepper and green onion. Add dressing; toss to coat evenly.
Chill 2 hours or overnight. Serve in lettuce-lined bowl with Parmesan cheese, if desired.
Tomato Mozzarella Salad
This refreshing salad is wonderful in a sandwich with Italian bread, but also makes an elegant appetizer.
2 tomatoes, sliced
4 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
6 leaves of fresh basil, chopped
On a plate, in a bowl, or on a slice of bread, arrange alternating slices of tomato and mozzarella. Sprinkle basil on top.
Drizzle olive oil and balsamic vinegar over salad.
You'll love this chicken salad's versatility. It tastes great by itself, on a green salad or in a sandwich.
6 boneless chicken breast halves
1 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup dill pickle relish
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
Pinch of onion powder
1 cup mayonnaise
Boil chicken breasts in salted water until they are cooked through, about 15 minutes. Dice or shred the chicken.
Combine the chicken, celery, pickle relish, salt, pepper, onion powder and mayonnaise. More or less mayonnaise can be added, depending on your preference.
This is the best way to use any eggs leftover from spring celebrations. It's easy to make and personalize to your own taste, with ingredients like dill weed or paprika.
8 hardboiled eggs
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
2 teaspoons mustard
salt and pepper to taste
dried dill weed or paprika, optional
Peel hardboiled eggs and chop finely.
In a large bowl, combine the egg, mayonnaise, mustard, salt and pepper.
Mash well with a fork or wooden spoon. Add dried dill weed, paprika or other spices, if desired.
04-06-2006, 11:09 AM #2
04-06-2006, 11:13 AM #3
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Your making me hungry I will surely try these recipes!
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04-14-2006, 08:55 AM #4
I'll have to try some of these.
04-14-2006, 09:37 AM #5
You posted these just in time for the hot weather here in Arkansas. Thanks!
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