Side Salad Recipes
Ellen Said:i need to bring a side dish or salad to a pot luck? does anyone have any ideas or recipes that are a hit!?
We Answered:BLACK EYED PEA SALAD
4 cups black-eyed peas, cooked and drained
1 cup white onion, small dice
1 1/2 cups red pepper, medium dice
1 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and chopped
2 tablespoons fresh oregano, picked and chopped
1/2 cup flat leaf parsley, picked and chopped
1 1/2 cups extra virgin olive oil
1 lime, zested
2 limes, juiced
2 tablespoons garlic, chopped
1 tablespoon sugar
Salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
Combine the first 6 ingredients in a large bowl. Mix dressing in a separate bowl and pour over salad. Adjust with salt and pepper, to taste. Salad is best when made a day ahead.
Deanna Said:Easy side dish or salad recipe?
We Answered:Here's several of our favorites:
Slice 2 peeled cucumbers. Slice thinly. Add 1 small sliced or chopped red onion. Cover with bottled red wine vinaigrette dressing. Salt and pepper to taste. Best if you let sit in refrigerator for at least an hour.
4 slices bacon
1 lg bowl salad greens
Â½ chopped red onion
Red Wine Vinegar
In salad bowl, combine the salad and onion. Coat with Â¼ cup red wine vinegar, salt and pepper. Chop bacon into little pieces. Cook until crispy. (You may need to add a little olive oil if bacon is very lean). Pour bacon and grease over salad.
Broccoli Cheese Salad
4 cups broccoli, cut into small pieces
1 red onion, chopped
1 cup cubed cheddar cheese
6 slices bacon, cooked, crumbled
Combine above ingredients. Combine 1 cup mayonnaise, Â¼ cup sugar, and 2 Tbsp vinegar, salt and pepper to taste. Pour over salad.
Glenn Said:Please give me your best salad or side dish recipes!?
We Answered:Sweet Corn Cake
1/4 cup butter, unsalted
2 tablespoon shortening
1/2 cup masa harina
3 tablespoon cold water
1 10 ounce package frozen corn kernels
3 tablespoon cornmeal
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoon whipping cream
1/4 t. baking powder
1/4 t. salt
Whip butter and shortening in mixing bowl until fluffy and creamy. Add masa harina gradually and mix thoroughly. Add water gradually, mixing thoroughly.
Blend corn kernels until coarsely chopped. Stir into masa mixture.
Mix cornmeal, sugar, whipping cream, baking powder and salt in large bowl. Add butter-masa mixture; mix until blended. Pour masa mixture into 8" greased baking pan.
Cover with foil and bake at 350Â°F. until corn cake is firm, 40 to 50 minutes. Allow to stand at room temperature 15 minutes before cutting into squares. Or use ice cream scoop to serve.
Corn and Tomato Salad
Makes 6 (1/2-cup) Servings
3 med ears sweet corn
1 1/2 cup grape tomatoes, quartered (about 1/2 pound)
1/4 cup chopped red onion
2 tablespoon chopped cilantro
2 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
In large pot of boiling water, cook corn until just tender, about 5 minutes.
Drain and let cool to room temperature.
Cut kernels from ears and transfer to large bowl. Add remaining ingredients and then mix until well combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Serve immediately or refrigerate up to 2 hours.
Crunchy Spinach Salad
6 ounces cleaned spinach leaves
3 ounces pecan brittle
1 1/2 ounces fried angel hair pasta
1 1/2 ounces fried wonton strips
1 ounce feta cheese
1 ounce diced red onion
1 ounce crispy bacon bits
2 pinches toasted sesame seeds
1/4 ounce crispy shallot and green onion
6 Roma tomato wedges
4 ounces citrus dressing
Place all ingredients with the exception of the Roma tomatoes in a mixing bowl and toss with the dressing.
Place the salad in the serving bowls and garnish with the Roma tomatoes.
Edamame and Black Bean Salad
5 Tablespoon red wine vinegar
3 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2 limes, juiced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/3 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1 teaspoon sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 pound shelled edamame, frounceen
1 pint grape tomatoes, quartered
4 scallions, thinly sliced or 1/2 cup chopped red onion
1 (15 ounces) can black beans, rinsed & drained
1 (15 ounces) can corn, drained
In large bowl, whisk red wine vinegar, olive oil, lime juice, garlic, cilantro, sugar, & salt together. Set aside.
Bring large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add frounceen edamame, boiling for 6 mins.
Drain edamame well, & pour into bowl with dressing.
Add grape tomatoes, scallions, corn & black beans, & gently stir to mix.
Cover & refrigerate for 2 hours, then stir & serve.
Greek Pasta Salad
4 tomatoes, seeded and diced
6 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
4 scallions, minced
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup watercress (optional), chopped
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 cup Kalamata or other black olives
Â¾ pound fusilli or large epoundow macaroni
1/8 teaspoon salt (optional)
1 green bell pepper, seeded and cut into julienne strips
1 lemon, cut into wedges
Combine first 7 ingredients in a salad bowl. Cook pasta in boiling water until al dente.
Drain pasta and rinse under cold water.
Drain thoroughly. Stir pasta into tomato mixture. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Garnish salad with bell peppers and lemon wedges.
The recommended wines are: Chenin Blanc, Chianti, or Beaujolais
For 8 servings
2-2/3 cups spinach leaves, washed and torn into pieces, tough stems discarded
1 pound european salad (or other packaged salad mix)
2-3/4 tomatoes, cut into wedges
1-1/4 cucumbers, peeled and thinly sliced
1-1/4 red bell peppers, seeded and thinly sliced
5 ounces pitted black olives, thinly sliced
5 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
1 cup salad dressing
1-2/3 cups cheese & garlic croutons
Combine first 7 ingredients in a salad bowl and toss. Pour dressing over salad just before serving.
Season with salt and pepper to taste and toss. Serve with croutons.
Sue Said:What is a good side (ex. pasta salad) recipe for a cook out. Easy easy to make --?
We Answered:may I suggest a "healthy potato salad"?
* spring potatoes (the waxy type such as Yukon gold, red etc)
* boil them with salty water for 20 - 30 minutes; cool with icy water.
* cut the potatoes into bite size (1/4)
* Now your creativity must work:
? mustard sauce
? thyme, basil
? mayo (added later, just before serving)
? minced celery for the crunch?
? chopped Granny Smith apple???
+ salt, pepper, oil, italian parsley etc.
+ some sweet onion??
there you have it.
few squeezes of lemon juice won't hurt; nor the sugar you may need to balance out the taste.
Perky intended? few dashes of Tabasco sauce or the like; or just red pepper flakes.
(11 points, ok? lol)
Gwendolyn Said:What are your favourite salad and Side recipes?
We Answered:Sweet Potato Casserole
5 large sweet potatoes
1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter or margarine
1/2 c brown sugar
miniature marshmallows (optional)
Wash sweet potatoes, place on cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees until soft to the touch (about 1 hour). Cool, then peel potatoes. Slice potatoes about 1/4" thick and layer in casserole dish alternately potato slices, butter and sugar. Bake covered in 350 degree oven for 15 minutes. If desired top with marshmallows and return to oven until marshmallows begin to melt.
Rice and Corn Casserole
1 stick butter or margarine
1 large onion, chopped
1 large bell pepper, chopped
2 cans cream style corn
1 c cheddar cheese, grated
2 c instant rice, uncooked
Melt butter in casserole dish. Add corn, rice, bell pepper, onion, salt and pepper to taste. Mix all together. Cover with grated cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
1/4 c bacon grease
1/2 c onion, chopped
1/2 green pepper, chopped
2 c minute rice
2 c hot water
2 8-ounce cans tomato sauce
1 jalapeno pepper, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
Saute onion, pepper and Minute rice in bacon grease until golden, stirring constantly. Add remaining ingredients. Bring to boil and simmer for 5 minutes or until rice is tender. serves 6-8
1 can chunk pineapple #2 1/2 can
3/4 c sugar
2T flour (rounded)
1 t vanilla
1/2 c chopped nuts
1/2 small pkg miniature marshmallows
Drain pineapple, mix juice, beaten eggs, sugar, and flour and cook until thick. Cool. Add pineapple, chopped nuts and small marshmallows.
Wade Said:Im having a graduation party, is there any good recipes or things i should do? like side dishes/salad/dessert?
We Answered:Depends on whether you're having an outdoor party, a sit down dinner, a pool party, a picnic, etc. Hand foods are good, like different cookies for desert (in addition to a graduation cake). If you have hot dogs/burgers, you can have a lot of different garnishes like salsa, shredded cheese, mushrooms, onion slices, etc. instead of just the basic relish and ketchup. We went to a great graduation party last year where the hostess kept bringing out different dishes. She started with huge antipasto platters (we thought they were the picnic!). About an hour into the party, she brought out a few different salads (a potato salad, a green salad, a jello salad, a fruit salad), a pasta (baked rigatoni), chicken breasts in a lemon sauce, and a sausage and pepper dish ...plus the hot dogs and burgers. She had some great rolls and garlic bread too. The cookies came out with the coffee and cake. About two hours later, she brought out lunchmeats, cheeses, lettuce, tomato slices with mozzarella chunks and some bakery bread and different kinds of chips, and more cookies, and people started eating again! (I would have stopped with the graduation cake...but a lot of people came and went since they were going to a few graduation parties, and this way everyone got fed). I think family members split up some of the food chores, so the hostess didn't actually get stuck cooking everything. Congratulations on your graduation!
Charlie Said:I need a good salad/side recipe? 10 points!?
We Answered:Greek Rice Salad
4 cups basmati rice
1 container of feta cheese, cut into small cubes
1 can pitted and sliced black olives
1 each red, orange & green pepper, diced
1 small container of grape tomatoes, whole (optional)
red onion or 4 green onions, sliced
Olive oil, salt & pepper
Cook the rice, then rinse in cold water. Drain well and put into a big bowl. Give the bowl a few rounds of olive oil then mix to lightly coat the rice so it's not noticeably oily, but there's enough so it doesn't dry out and get sticky.
Toss in your feta, onions, peppers, and olives (and tomatoes if you're using them). Mix well.
Season to taste with salt and pepper.
This is a great summer salad because it can be left out, nothing will spoil quickly. It's delicious and everyone raves about it.
I sometimes make a big bowl of this and live on it for a week it's so good....I'm making it today!