Lime Shrimp and Avocado Salad
1# jumbo cooked shrimp, peeled, deveined, chopped
1 med tomoato, diced
1 avocado, diced
1 jalapeno, seeds removed, diced (could substitute diced bell pepper)
1/4 c chopped red onion
2 limes, juice of
1 tsp olive oil
1 T chopped cilantro
salt and pepper to taste
Combine onion, lime juice, olive oil salt and pepper in a small bowl.
In a large bowl combine the remainder of the ingredients. Drizzle the dressing over the shrimp mixture. Add cilantro. Toss and serve on bed of mixed greens.
Try using Coleslaw dressing instead of mixing one yourself. We like it.
Originally Posted by delma_paulk
Celery and apple salad. Chop some celery, chop up an apple, add some miracle whip, mix them all up and you're ready to go. You could use mayo instead of miracle whip if you like that better. Sometimes I add a 1/4 cup of raisins to the apples and celery, as well.
It's a quick cooking pasta, as well. Great to use when time is short.
Our favorite salad is a fresh tossed salad. I use fresh crisp lettuces and spinach. I add all of the fresh veggies I can find. I add avocado, tomatoes, black olives, sliced boiled egg, sliced pickled beets, seedless cucumber, carrot curls, red and green peppers and fresh sliced mushrooms. The list goes on to include any fresh veggies I have on hand. Sometimes I add grilled shrimp and other times grilled chicken for a bit of protein. I top the salad with fresh grated sharp cheddar and parmesan cheese. Any type of dressing is quite good. I have to add that the pickled beets do not enter my DH's salad bowl. He won't even try them. :):):)
I forgot to mention the roasted pumpkin or sunflower seeds that I sprinkle on top.
Originally Posted by Tropical
I hope you find a recipe you like to eat and enjoy making. :):):)
Spinach salad is super easy and always well received:
baby spinach leaves
Dried cranberries or Craisins
Feta cheese crumbles
Vidalia onion dressing
Mix all together in quantity desired.
This is a bean salad that I grew up on and it has been a hit nomatter where I take It.
Porkin beans 1or 2 cans how much you want to make. Drain the beans in a colander set a side.
The recipe calls for 1lb bacon fried crispy then crumbled.! 1 onion cut into sm pieces. Pickles cut up into diced size pieces.Boil eggs 3,4,5, how ever many you want then cut up into sm oieces. You mix all this up and then add Mayo.I grew up on Helmans. A friend tried mircle whip and it didnt taste the same. You can take a tablespoon or 2 of bacon greese and this holds it all together.My Mom always used this but I dont because of the fat content. It is best cold so i make it the day before I want to serve it.You can fool around with all ingredents to fit the number of people you serve. You will like it and people will ask for the recipe. I grew up in northern Indiana so I guess it came from there. Enjoy. Dawn Marie Odya
Romaine lettuce, torn quite small
8 oz canned mandarin oranges, drained well
1 medium avocado, cubed
2-3 oz pecans, chopped roughly
1 cup fresh raspberries
Toss with enough Kraft"s Raspberry Vinaigrette to moisten
Add a poached chicken breast, cubed and/or a hard boiled egg, chopped to make this a main dish.
This might be the salad I bring to thanksgiving. Sounds yummy!
Originally Posted by delma_paulk