Wednesday, June 04, 2008


With summer almost here, many people enjoy salads for either lunch or dinner. Here are a few salad recipes that I enjoy:

Corn Salad

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.

Apple-Cranberry Salad

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.

Spinach-Apple Salad

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.

Audrey :)


Milk Mama said...

Mmmmmm that sounds yummy! All of those recipes sound delicious and just perfect for summer!

Hi Audrey, thanks for visiting my blog! Your blog seems to have tons of wonderful recipes! I'm always looking for a good recipe. ;)

Tishia said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I think I'm going to try the apple cranberry salad you have sounds delicious!

Anonymous said...

Hi, Audrey-

This recipe sounds amazing. I'm going to try it with a little balsamic vinegar and cold-pressed olive oil!