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Derry's Recipes: Salads

Broccoli Salad

Category: Salad

Labor: Moderate

bullet1 cup roasted peanuts
bullet1 cup raisins
bullet2 bunches broccoli (tops only)
bullet1 lb. crumbled bacon
bullet1 medium onion, optional

DRESSING

bullet1 cup mayonnaise
bullet2 Tbs white vinegar
bullet2 Tbs sugar

Mix salad ingredients together, then stir in dressing before serving. (Peanuts will become soft if dressing is added too soon.)

Chicken Salad

Category: Salad

Labor: Moderate

bullet3-4 chicken breasts (cooked)
bullet1/2 cup mayonnaise
bullet1/8 tsp curry powder
bullet1 tsp soy sauce
bulletSliced green grapes (1 1/2-2 cups)
bullet1 cup chopped celery
bullet1 can pineapple tidbits
bullet1 cup raisins
bullet1 cup slivered almonds

Amounts of ingredients can be varied according to your taste. Mix all ingredients, except for almonds. Chill salad before serving. Do not add almonds until salad is ready to be served.

Salad can be served alone, or on bread, rolls, croissants, etc.

Oriental Chicken Salad

Category: Salad

Labor: Moderate

bullet1 pkg chicken flavored Top Ramen
bullet1 Tbs sugar
bullet1/2 cup oil
bullet1 tsp salt
bullet1/2 tsp pepper
bullet1/8 tsp five spice
bullet2-3 Tbs rice vinegar
bullet2 cups chicken
bullet2 Tbs sesame seeds
bullet2 oz. slivered almonds
bullet1/2 head cabbage
bullet2 green onions
  1. Combine ramen seasoning packet with other dressing ingredients. Shake well, and let stand overnight.
  2. Crumble ramen noodles in bowl, add remaining ingredients and dressing. Toss well.
  3. Serve with fresh melons and pineapple slices.

** (When doubled, use 3 Tbs sugar, 5 Tbs rice vinegar, 1/4 tsp five spice)

Whistlin' Jack's Dinner Salad

Category: Salad

Labor: Moderate

bullet1 bunch Romaine leaf lettuce
bullet 5-6 large carrots
bullet1 bunch broccoli
bulletHidden Valley Ranch dressing (from dry packet)**
bullet1 large tomato
bullet1 bunch cauliflower
bullet1/2 pkg cooked round pasta
  1. Cook pasta according to directions. Rinse and cool.
  2. Cut vegetables into generous portions, even finger-sized
  3. Mix with pasta and ranch dressing.

** (Using the Light mayo will decrease calories & fat)