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Old 05-20-2008, 08:23 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by bb1955 View Post
Light Ramen® Salad

1/2 cup toasted, sliced, or slivered almonds
4 cups shredded cabbage or lettuce for slaw, about 1/2 pound (packages are available in most supermarkets
1 carrot, shredded
3 green onions, white and part of the green, sliced on the diagonal
1 package chicken or beef flavor Top Ramen® (3 ounces)
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 2 tablespoons light corn syrup or honey
- 1/4 cup apple juice (any fruit juice or nectar can be used)
- 1/4 cup rice vinegar
- Seasoning packet from the Top Ramen® package (see below).
1. Add all dressing ingredients to a food processor or medium bowl. Pulse or whisk until well-blended.
2. Add the salad ingredients (including the dry Top Ramen® noodles, broken into bite-size pieces) to a salad serving bowl and toss.
3. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and gently toss. Serve!

5 servings
That sounds really yummy and different. Thanks!
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Old 05-20-2008, 08:28 AM   #17
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This one get rave reviews every time I make it and everyone wants the recipe:


(1) Head of Romaine Lettuce, torn into pieces
(1) Apple
(1) Pear
(1) Cup Dried Cranberries
(1/2) Cup Shredded Swiss Cheese
(1) Cup Cashews

Core and cube apple and pear (I put lemon juice on them to keep them from turning brown). Mix all ingredients together.


1/3 cup white vinegar
2/3 cup canola oil (or other light oil)
1/2 cup sugar
2 tbsp. lemon juice
½ tsp. salt
2 tsp. minced onion (optional)
2-3 tsp. poppyseed

Mix well.
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Old 05-20-2008, 12:06 PM   #18
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Old 05-20-2008, 12:22 PM   #19
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Below are two family favorites. Everybody loves them.
Overnight Salad
1 head Lettuce, washed, dried and torn into pieces
1 large onion chopped finely
1 pound bacon cooked, drained, broken into pieces
1 head cauliflower, cut into bite sized pieces
2 cups mayonnaise (can be reduced fat)
3/4 cup Parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste

Prepare the night before serving. Prepare lettuce, onion, bacon, and cauliflower as instructed above. Mix Mayonnaise, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper together. Arrange the lettuce, bacon, cauliflower and onions in layers. Pour mayonnaise and cheese dressing over the last layer. Cover tightly and refrigerate overnight. DO NOT PEEK. Uncover before serving and toss.

Cocoa Cola Salad

2 sm. box black cherry Jello
1 lg. can pineapple tidbits
1 lg. can black pitted cherries
2 (10 oz.) cans Coke
1 c. pecans chopped
1 lg. pkg. cream cheese

Drain juices from pineapple and cherries and bring to a boil.(add water to equal 2 cups if needed) Add Jello and dissolve, add coke,pecans,fruit and add cream cheese. I pinch off little bits of the cream cheese and dot throughout the pan. This will go into a 13 x 9 inch pan. Congeal
The cocoa salad is also good made with lime jello, ginger ale, pineapple and mandarin oranges.
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Old 05-20-2008, 12:34 PM   #20
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These ;ook so good - thanks - I'll do the Ramen one for my daughter's b-day party this Sat - went and got the rice vinegar today - thank you so much!

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Old 05-20-2008, 03:33 PM   #21
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Here is one that is easy & yummy

1 box rotini
2 tomatoes
1 cucumber
handful or more of fresh green beans
Kens Italian marinade/dressing
feta Cheese
5-6 slices Salami (or more if you like)
5-6 slices of provolone cheese (or more if you like)

Cook Rotini according to directions, drain & cool
cut up tomatoes, cucumber & green beans into small bite sizes
roll up Salami & Provolone together and slice into small circles
Toss everything together add the Feta & pour on the dressing (to your liking) and Toss again
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Old 05-20-2008, 04:10 PM   #22
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Tortellini Caesar Salad

1 package (9oz) frozen cheese tortellini, cooked & drained
1/2 cup mayo
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup plus 1/3 cup shredded parmesan cheese, divided
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 garlic cloves, minced
8 cups torn romaine
1 cup seasoned croutons
halved cherry tomatoes, optional

In a small bowl combine mayo, milk, 1/4 cup parm cheese, lemon juice & garlic; mix well. Place Romaine in a large bowl. Top with tortellini and remaining 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese. Just before serving, drizzle with dressing and toss to coat. Top with croutons and tomatoes, if desired. 10 servings

I love this salad and at times to make it super simple I'll buy bagged lettuce and bottled ceasar dressing and put it all together.

Overnight Pimiento Potato Salad

2 pounds small red potatoes (about 12), cooked
4 green onions, thinly sliced
3 celery ribs, thinly sliced
1 jar (2 ounces) diced pimientos, drained
1 bottle (8 ounces) Italian salad dressing

Cut potatoes into 1/4 in. slices. In an ungreased 13 x 9 dish, layer half of the potatoes, onions, celery and pimientos. Repeat layers. Pour dressing over all. Cover & refrigerate overnight. Stir before serving. 12 servings.


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Old 05-20-2008, 04:29 PM   #23
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You may be salad out by now, but this one is always a big hit.....

Fresh tortellini (I like tri color) cooked and cooled. Mix with shrimp, peas, diced red onion. Mix with a dressing that's a fruit/herb combo. I have used orange/basil or lime/cilantro. If the dressings are fat free, I'll mix in a little olive oil to help keep the salad moist. Sometimes I'll throw in an additional ingredient like small brocolli florets or chopped red bell pepper.

It's a really pretty salad!
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Old 05-20-2008, 04:57 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by D&DDisney View Post
I was going to post this exact recipe. VERY GOOD and light too.
As for the package of slaw...I use broccoli slaw mix.
I was gonna post this too. I use sliced Napa cabbage instead of the slaw mix and chicken flavored ramen without the packet. Also I use sesame oil instead of the honey or corn syrup.
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Old 05-20-2008, 07:33 PM   #25
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This one always gets raves!!!

Kathys taco salad

brown 1 - 11/4 Hamburg
add pkg of Ortega Taco seasoning mix - add water as listed on pkg
LET COOL - otherwise heat will wilt lettuce
add meat to 1 head of lettuce torn
add 1 good size valdalia onion sliced thin
add 1/2 cp of doritos chips (your favorite flavor)
mix in Thousand Island dressing to taste
once in the bowl top with shredded mexican cheese and chopped tomatoes
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Old 05-20-2008, 10:05 PM   #26
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Sante Fe salad

Macaroni cooked, canned corn, canned black beans (drained), chopped red bell pepper, chopped green pepper, chopped onion, chopped celery. Mix together mayonaisse with taco seasoning and add. Salt & pepper to taste.
Can substitue mayo for ranch dressing.
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Old 05-20-2008, 10:28 PM   #27
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I love the broccoli salad, I make it all the time during the summer. My recipe doesn't have raisins or sunflower seeds in it, although the last time I made it I added sliced almonds and matchstick cut carrots and loved it.

This isn't really a salad but more of a dip, but buffalo chicken dip is so good, tastes just like hot wings, without all the mess!
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Old 05-21-2008, 07:17 AM   #28
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Dessert salad

this is always a hit for us!

Snickers Salad:

Cut up apples in to bite sized pieces (Grannay Smith or other tart appple)
Cut up Snickers bars into small pieces
Mix with Cool Whip to coat

The Cool Whip keeps the apples from browning and it tastes like a carmel nut covered apple!
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Old 05-21-2008, 12:36 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by holden View Post
this is always a hit for us!

Snickers Salad:

Cut up apples in to bite sized pieces (Grannay Smith or other tart appple)
Cut up Snickers bars into small pieces
Mix with Cool Whip to coat

The Cool Whip keeps the apples from browning and it tastes like a carmel nut covered apple!
I love this one!!!! I am putting it on the dessert table. I also do the grape salad...since people are subscribing... I'll add it for an idea. It gets rave reviews.

Best Grape Salad

2 lbs green seedless grapes
2 lbs red seedless grapes
8 ounces sour cream
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract, to taste

Topping Ingredients
1 cup brown sugar, packed, to taste
1 cup crushed pecan, to taste

Wash and stem grapes.
Mix sour cream, cream cheese, white sugar and vanilla by hand until blended.
Stir grapes into mixture, and pour in large serving bowl.

For topping: Combine brown sugar, and crushed pecans.
Sprinkle over top of grapes to cover completely.
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