With summer almost here, many people enjoy salads for either lunch or dinner. Here are a few salad recipes that I enjoy:
3 - 15 ounce cans whole kernel corn, drained
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 cup chopped walnuts
3/4 cup chopped celery
1 - 8 ounce bottle Italian salad dressing
Mix together the corn, bell pepper, walnuts and celery. Pour dressing over salad and mix. Chill overnight.
1 - 10 ounce package of mixed salad greens
1 red apple - diced
1 green apple - diced
1 cup shredded parmesan cheese
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup toasted slivered almonds bottled poppy seed dressing
Mix everything together, drizzle dressing over salad and toss.
1 - 10 ounce package fresh spinach
1/3 cup frozen orange juice conentrate, thawed
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1 red apple diced (do not peel)
5 slices bacon, fried and crumbled
Tear spinach into bite sized pieces. Add apple. Make the dressing from the mayonnaise and orange juice. Pour dressing over salad. Top with bacon bits.
(you can use low fat mayo and omit the bacon to reduce the calories)
Avocado-Green Bean Salad
2 - 15 ounce cans French-cup green beans, drained
8 green onions, with tops, chopped
3/4 cup Italian salad dressing
2 avocados, chopped
1 - 8 ounce can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
Place green beans and onions in a bowl. Pour dressing over mixture and chill overnight. When ready to serve, add in the avocado and artichoke hearts.