Dinner Salad Recipe
Lori Said:What's a good recipe for a pasta salad that I can take to a potluck dinner?
We Answered:NO recipe needed, darlin'. Salads are like that. Cook your torts or pasta of choice, rinse in cold water and drain ~ toss right away with a little olive (or any kind you like) so it doesn't stick and start adding stuff. Pick your favorite stuff and your favorite bottled Italian dressing if you don't want to make your own ~ there are so many good ones on the market nowadays.
I like to add:
Slivered red onion
Pimento or roasted red bells
Olives (any kind you like)
If choosing Calamatas, a crumbling of Feta is nice.
Beans ~ any kind. I toss in a combo, whatever I have ~ Kidney, garbanzo, cannelini, black, even fresh or canned green or wax. (steamed of course)
Fresh chopped parsley for colour and brightness.
Fresh toamtoes can be good, but get rid of the juice and seeds.
Shane Said:I am trying to find a recipe for a dressing that I had several year ago at a Salad Master Dinner.?
We Answered:1 cup mayo, 2 tbsp sugar, 1 tbsp vinegar. Mix well.
Melinda Said:Help - I need a fruit salad recipe (with Pineapple) for Easter dinner (ham, sweet potatoes)?
We Answered:This is a couple of salads which I make a lot. The first two have cool whip and the last one is Dream Whip but I am quite sure cool whip would work. The Rhubarb one is my favorite. I love to make it in the spring when the rhubarb is ready.
ORANGE TAPIOCA SALAD
3 cups water
1 pkg. (3oz.) orange jello
1 pkg. (3oz.) instant vanilla pudding mix
1 pkg. (3oz.) tapioca pudding mix
1 can (15 oz.) mandarin oranges, drained
1 can (8oz.) crushed pineapple, drained
1 8oz. carton frozen whipped topping, thawed
Bring water to boil. Whisk in gelatin and pudding mixes. Bring to boil. Stirring
constantly, boil for 1 min.
Remove from heat and cool completely.
Fold in: oranges, pineapple, and topping.
Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
8 oz. whipped topping
20 oz. crushed pineapple
1 cup mini marshmallows
1/2 cup nuts
3 3/4 oz. box instant pistachio pudding
In a med. bowl, fold the pkg of dry instant pudding into the whipped topping.
When pudding and topping are well blended, stir in crushed pineapple, with
juice. Add marshmallows and nuts.
2 cups rhubarb, cooked and sweetened (1/2 cup sugar)
While hot, stir in
1 pkg. strawberry jello
1 pkg. Dream Whip, prepared.
1 small can drained crushed pineapple
Chill until firm.
Norma Said:Does anyone know how to find a recipe for Edamame salad that I had at The Crystal Palace Restaurant in WDW?
We Answered:1 bag (16 ounces) frozen shelled edamame (green soybeans)
1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 bunch radishes (8 ounces), cut in half and thinly sliced
1 cup loosely packed chopped fresh cilantro leaves
Toss the edamame, vinegar, oil, salt, pepper, radishes, and cilantro together in a large bowl.
Serve chilled or at room temperature.
Gloria Said:I need a really yummy macaroni salad recipe! Anyone have an easy one?
We Answered:You can sub a cup of italian dressing or a quick vinaigrette for the mayo. Or use either of the thinner dressings instead of the Ranch and mayo combo.
1 lb. elbow macaroni, boiled according to packaged directions, drained, rinsed w/ cold water
Small can of sliced black olives, drained
Small jar of diced pimientos, drained
Â¼ cup chopped parsley
Â¼ cup chopped purple onion
3 green onions, chopped (white & green)
Â½ cup large-shred cheddar cheese
10 oz. box of green peas, frozen
1 tsp. kosher salt
Â½ tsp black pepper
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup prepared Ranch dressing
Refrigerate cooked pasta until cold. Add next 7 ingredients and toss. Combine salt, pepper, mayonnaise, and Ranch dressing; pour over salad and toss well. Taste and adjust for seasonings.
Other ingredients which may be included are shredded carrots, quartered artichoke hearts, sliced hearts of palm, diced cucumber, diced fresh tomato, chopped sundried tomatoes, sliced boiled eggs, crumbled crisp bacon, diced red or green bell peppers, feta cheese, or minced salami.