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.

CHEF SALAD

Ingredients

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

PASTA SALAD

Ingredients

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

RED POTATO SALAD

Ingredients

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

RAW BROCCOLI SALAD

Ingredients

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

COTTAGE CHEESE SALAD

Ingredients

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.
Variations

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.