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Macaroni Salad

Why this recipe works: What makes this cookout and barbecue staple so appealing is the cool and creamy dressing and the crunchy vegetables, which contrast nicely with the tender pasta. We had no problem keeping the vegetables (we preferred a simpler dish, with just red onion and celery) in our made-over macaroni salad. But the dressing – a generous amount […]

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Chef’s Salad

Serve with purchased chicken wings, such as honey garlic chicken, or crispy breaded chicken. Serves: 4 side-dish servings Approximate costs: $2.90 per serving; 11.75 to feed 4 people Cooking and preparation time: 40 minutes Ingredients: 4 large eggs 4 cups leafy green lettuce, chopped 2/3 cup radishes (about 5 or 6), julienne, ends discarded 1/2 cup carrots, (about 7 or […]

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Orange Quinoa Salad

Spicy dishes don’t have to be overpowering. In this citrusy quinoa, spicy chili paste blends perfectly with the flavours of soy, maple and orange for a nicely warming heat. Makes about 6 cups (1.5 L). Serves 6. 1/4 cup frozen concentrated orange juice, thawed 2 tbsp rice vinegar 1 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce 1 tbsp maple syrup (or maple flavoured) […]

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Asian Chicken Pasta Salad

A good choice for a luncheon, buffet or summer supper, this salad is wonderful served while still warm, though it can also be made ahead and served chilled. Makes 10 servings, 1 cup (250 ml) each 1-1/2 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs 1/2 cup unseasoned rice vinegar 1/4 cup sodium-reduced soy sauce 1/2 teaspoon minced gingerrroot 2 cloves […]

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Chicken Waldorf Salad

THERE’S NO BETTER COMBINATION of salad mix-ins than sweet fruit and crunchy nuts, but this isn’t new news. With its mixture of apples and walnuts, the classic Waldorf salad, as originated at the Waldorf Hotel in New York City, has been around for over 100 years. The traditional salad uses a creamy sweet mayonnaise based dressing. I have kept the […]

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Balsamic, Beet, and Orange Salad

BEETS ARE BACK! Considered an old-fashioned vegetable by some, beets have newfound popularity as they star in sensational eye-popping salads. And while fresh beets are fantastic, this easy salad proves that canned cdan be just as delicious – and they come with a bonus of no messy peeling! Paired with sunny oranges, tangy feta cheese, and nutrient-rich spinach, this salad […]

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Waldorf Salad

Enjoy the delightful combination of textures in this healthy update of the classic salad. Makes 6 to 8 servings 3/4 cup plain nonfat yogurt 1/4 cup low-fat sour cream 1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise Juice from 1 medium orange (about 1/4 cup) 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 2 Red or Golden Delicious apples, cored and chopped 2 Fuji or Granny Smith apples, […]

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Caesar Salad with Roasted Cauliflower & Pasta

Roasting cauliflower makes it tender and sweet, and once you’ve tried it, chances are you’ll always cook cauliflower this way. Any leftover buttermilk can be kept frozen up to 3 months. Makes: 4 servings I Hands-on time: 20 minutes I Total time: 50 minutes 5 cups cauliflower florets (from 1 small or 1/2 medium head) 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive […]

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Grilled Pork & Pear Salad with Walnuts

Bitter greens, such as arugula, are rich in an array of health-protective phytochemicals. Plus, their pungent flavor is a perfect counterpoint to the rich tasting pork and the sweet pears. Makes 4 servings I Hands-on time: 15 minutes I Total time: 20 minutes Dressing: 2 teaspoons sesame oil 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar or cider vinegar […]

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Mexican Cobb Salad

You can make the dressing well ahead of time. (The longer it sits the more garlicky it will get.) In fact, everything except the lettuce and avocado can be prepped ahead of time. If you have leftover chicken, use it for this recipe; you’ll need about 1 cup shredded. Makes 4 servings I Hands-on time: 15 minutes I Total time: […]

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Southwestern Pork Salad

Serves 6 2 cups cubed cooked pork tenderloin, cooked without salt 1 cup canned no-salt-added black beans (about 1/2 15.5-ounce can), rinsed and drained 4 medium green onions, finely chopped 1/2 medium green or red bell pepper, chopped Dressing: 1/4 cup snipped fresh parsley 1/4 cup cider vinegar 2 tablespoons canola or corn oil 1-1/2 tablespoons sugar 2 teaspoons olive […]

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Curried Chicken Salad

Chill this salad and serve over a bed of lettuce, or heat it gently and serve it over cooked rice or noodles. Serves 6 1/2 cup light mayonnaise 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 2 teaspoons plain rice vinegar or white vinegar 1/2 teaspoon curry powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1/8 teaspoon cayenne 4 cups cubed cooked skinless chicken […]

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Zesty Corn Relish

Serve this corn and bell pepper combination on leaf lettuce as a salad, or use small portions as a condiment with ham or turkey. Serves 8 1 tablespoon olive oil 3 cups frozen corn kernels, thawed 1 medium red bell pepper, finely diced 1/4 cup minced red onion 1/2 medium fresh jalapeno, seeds and rib discarded, minced 2 tablespoons dry […]

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Cucumber and Mango Salad with Lime Dressing

Cucumber and mango combine to make a crunchy, sweet salad with an unusual mix of flavors. Serve this refreshing salad with grilled salmon or shrimp. Serves 6 Salad: 1 large mango, thinly sliced 1 large cucumber (English or hothouse, preferred), halved lengthwise and crosswise, seeded, and cut into thin strips 1 medium red bell pepper, thinly sliced 1/4 cup snipped […]

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Greek Pasta Salad

Feta cheese and fresh dillweed enhance this pasta-vegetable combination. Serves 8 Salad 12 ounces dried tricolor rotini 1-1/4 cups frozen petite green peas, thawed 1 medium red bell pepper, diced 2/3 cup unpeeled seeded and diced cucumber 4 medium green onions, thinly sliced 4 ounces fat-free feta cheese, crumbled Dressing 1/2 cup fat-free cottage cheese 1/2 cup fat-free plain yogurt […]

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Curried Tuna Salad

A quick lunch for four, this salad features a mild tuna mixture seasoned with a sweet curry mayonnaise and crunchy celery, water chestnuts, and red bell peppers. Clusters of seedless red grapes make an attractive accompaniment. Serves 4 Tuna Salad 1/2 cup light mayonnaise 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon sugar 2 teaspoons curry powder 1/8 teaspoon cayenne 2 5-ounce cans […]

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Chicken Vegetable Salad

Serve this crunchy mixture over salad greens or in a pita pocket. Serves 6 2 cups diced cooked skinless chicken breast, cooked without salt 1/2 medium cucumber, peeled and diced 1 medium rib of celery, diced 1/2 cup sliced water chestnuts, drained 1/4 medium green bell pepper, diced 2 medium green onions, sliced 1/4 cup chopped pimiento, patted dry 1/4 […]

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Asian Chicken and Rice Salad

Made in a ring mold, this salad is a worthy centerpiece for a luncheon. Serves 8 Salad: 3/4 cup uncooked rice 1-1/2 pounds diced cooked skinless chicken breasts, cooked without salt, all visible fat discarded 10-ounce package frozen green peas, thawed 4 medium green onions, sliced 1 medium rib of celery, diced 2 tablespoons diced green bell pepper Dressing: 1/4 […]

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Double Spinach Tortellini Salad – Doppio Spinaci e Insalata Tortellini

For double the flavor, combine spinach tortellini and frozen chopped spinach. Serve this hearty salad with colorful fresh fruit. Serves 6 9-ounce package fresh spinach-and-cheese tortellini 10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach 1 medium zucchini, thinly sliced 1 medium yellow summer squash, thinly sliced 1 large carrot, thinly sliced 1 large yellow or red tomato, diced Dressing 1/2 cup fat-free, low-sodium […]