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Old 06-30-2010, 08:16 AM
Location: Where the sun always shines..
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Anyone have a unique salad that rocks?? Something cold that's pretty easy??
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Old 07-01-2010, 10:18 AM
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How about this...Place the layers in a trifle bowl for a pretty presentation.

Sensational Seven Layer Rice Salad

Servings: 8

1 (7.2-ounce) package RICE-A-RONI® Rice Pilaf
2 tablespoons margarine or butter
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained, rinsed
1 cup ranch dressing
1 cup sour cream
4 cups fresh spinach leaves or romaine lettuce, cut into thin strips
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
1 small red onion, halved and thinly sliced
1/2 pound bacon, crisply cooked, drained and chopped
3 radishes, sliced (optional)
Tomato wedges (optional)

In large skillet over medium heat, saute rice-pasta mix with margarine until pasta is golden brown.

Slowly add 1-3/4 cups water and Special Seasonings; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover; simmer 17 to 22 minutes or until rice is tender.

Stir in black beans. Spread mixture in 9 X 13-inch baking pan. Cool completely; set aside.

In small bowl, mix ranch dressing and sour cream; set aside.

In large clear glass bowl, layer spinach, tomatoes, cheese, rice-bean mixture and onion, pressing gently after each layer. Spread dressing mixture over top of salad. Sprinkle with bacon. Garnish with radishes and tomato, if desired.
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Old 07-01-2010, 10:23 AM
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Here's another one. For a big crowd, double-up on the recipe

Waldorf Salad

2 medium red apples, cored and diced (about 2 cups diced)
1 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1/2 cup raisins
1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 Tbsp. sugar
dash of salt
dash of cinnamon
1/4 cup mayonnaise

Combine apples, celery, and walnuts; sprinkle with vinegar Add mayonnaise, sugar, salt and cinnamon. Toss to coat all ingredients. Chill until ready to serve. Serve Waldorf Salad on lettuce or mixed salad greens.
Waldorf Salad serves 4.
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Old 07-01-2010, 10:25 AM
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How about this one.....

Bacon & Sour Cream Potato Salad

2 pounds red or russet potatoes with skins on
3/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup parsley
2 dill pickles, chopped into 1/4" cubes
6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
Coarse salt
Fresh ground black pepper

In a large pot, cover potatoes with water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until they are fork tender but not water logged and falling apart. Drain well and cool on the counter. Once the potatoes have cooled, peel and cut into 3/4" chunks.

In a large bowl, whisk together the sour cream and mayo, add salt and pepper to taste. Add to this bowl the potatoes, green onions, celery, parsley, pickles and bacon. Season with more salt and pepper if necessary.
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Old 07-01-2010, 10:34 AM
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This is a meal in one....

Cornbread Salad

1 recipe cornbread crumbled
1 can pinto beans drained rinsed
1 can shoepeg white corn drained
2 large tomatoes diced
1 large purple onion or vidalia chopped
1 green bell pepper and 1 red bell pepper chopped
1 large bottle of ranch dressing
8 oz of fine shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 pound bacon cooked crumbled
1 bunch green onion chopped

Layer in order given, spreading evenly into a 9x13 deep casserole dish. Cover with plastic wrap and chill overnight.
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Old 07-01-2010, 02:40 PM
Location: South Carolina
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Cold spaghetti salad is delicious.. If your spaghetti is already cooked and cold simply add 1 bottle (8oz) Italian dressing 1 1/2 pound diced pepperoni or hard salami, 2 fresh tomatoes diced, 1/2 cup drained green olives chopped,1/2 pound mozzerella cheese cubed, 1 cucumber peeled and diced,1/2 smalll red onion or 4 green onions .diced adjust for salt & pepper Toss all together and refrigerate for at least 4 hours for flavors to mingle You can also add some parmesan cheese if you like or leave it out and a small jar or can of drained mushrooms and/or 1/2 small green pepper diced it is all good and all delicious ..one of my favorite salads IF you are making spaghetti salad from scratch cook the spaghetti ala dente ( not too soft) and quickly rinse in collander under cold running water ,drain well sometimes I like to use the thin spaghetti noodles for ths type salad .
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Old 07-01-2010, 05:39 PM
Location: Southport, NC
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Here's an incredibly easy and delicious salad:

Crunchy Pea Salad

8 slices of bacon - cooked till crispy and crumbled
1 (10 oz) package frozen peas (thawed and drained)
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped scallions (green onion)
2/3 cup sour cream
1 cup chopped cashews
salt and pepper to taste

In medium bowl, combine peas, celery, scallions and sour cream. Toss gently to mix. Just before serving, stir in cashews and bacon. Season with salt and pepper.
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Old 07-04-2010, 06:44 AM
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a simple fruit salad is a bowl of sliced bananas, green and purple grapes cut in half, any color apples wedged and sliced with the skin on, and kiwi if you've got it...mixed together with whipped cream and maybe a sprinkle of chopped nuts. amounts depend on how big your bowl is.
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