Quick and Easy Salad Recipes

Salads can be a main dish or a side dish. The following recipes for salads are sure to delight the taste buds of all salad lovers and they are all quick and easy to make. I left out the fresh green salad because most people have a special recipe with the type of lettuce and vegetables they like in there fresh green salad all ready. These recipes below are to temp your taste buds with something a little different.



2 cups of lettuce (Iceberg and Romaine)
1/3 cup sliced cucumbers
8 tomato slices
1/3 cup of black olives
6 red onion slices
6 green pepper slices (circular)
1/2 cup of baked ham (deli style sliced and cut into bite size pieces)
1/2 cup of smoked turkey breast (deli style sliced and cut into bite size pieces)
1/3 cup of pepperoni
1/4 cup of restaurant style croutons
Three Tablespoons of bacon bits
1/3 cup shredded sharp cheese

Combine all ingredients in a large salad bowl and divide onto plates. You can add numerous other ingredients to this recipe including roast beef, chicken, sliced peaches or even nuts. Serves 4



1- 16 ounce box of pasta noodles (cooked)
2 cups of Italian salad dressing
1- large cucumber (peeled, sliced and diced)
1 – large ripe tomato (chopped)
1 /2 cup black olives (chopped)
1 /4 cup of pepperoni (sliced in halves)
1 /2 cup of sharp cheese (cubed)

Mix all of your ingredients in a large bowl and let it sit overnight in the refrigerator so the Italian dressing is absorbed by other ingredients. Serves 6



8-10 large red potatoes (cleaned cut into 6 pieces and boil till tender)
1 cup of mayonnaise
1 cup of sour cream
2 Tablespoons of dill
2 tablespoons of spicy mustard
1 Tablespoon of onion powder
1 Tablespoon of garlic powder
1 Tablespoon of celery salt
1 Tablespoon of dry mustard
1 Tablespoon of season salt
Salt and pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl, mix gently so you don’t “mash” your potatoes. Serves 6



2 bunches of fresh broccoli (washed and stems removed) bite size pieces
1 cup of carrots (shredded)
2 celery stalks (chopped)
1 cup of cauliflower (washed and cut)
1 medium size cucumber (sliced)

Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix well. Serves 4



4 cups of cottage cheese
4 iceberg lettuce leafs (cleaned)

Place the lettuce leaf on a plate and 1 cup of cottage cheese on top of it.

Add any chopped vegetables you like including cucumbers, tomatoes, broccoli or anything your taste buds desire top off with shredded cheese.

For a fruity version add your favorite fruit(s) and enjoy.