Mediterranean Summer Squash

Ingredients 1/4 cup chopped onion 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 small yellow summer squash, thinly sliced 1 small zucchini, thinly sliced 1 garlic clove, minced 1 plum tomato, seeded and chopped 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper Directions In a large skillet, saute onion in oil…

Taco Salad

My mom’s recipe. Ingredients: 2 lb ground beef or turkey, cooked 1 large sweet onion, chopped 2” block of cheddar cheese, shredded 1 head lettuce, chopped finely 2 large diced tomatoes Mix together in a large bowl. Sauce: ½ cup ketchup ½ cup sugar ½ cup olive oil ¼ cup vinegar Shake above 4 ingredients…

Hot German Potato Salad

Hot German Potato Salad (Grammy’s Recipe) Boil 6 – 8 medium-sized potatoes in their skin until tender.  When cool enough to handle, remove skin and slice thinly into bowl Fry 6 slices of bacon until crisp.  Remove and crumble.  Set aside In the bacon fat, fry ¾ cups chopped onion. Mix in: 2 Tbsp flour…

Shrimp Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing

Ingredients: 1 bag fresh spinach leaves (6-10 oz) 2 cups fresh pre-sliced mushrooms 1/2 cup fresh pre-diced tomatoes 1 lb cooked shrimp, peeled/deveined (thawed) 4 slices turkey bacon – substitute Morning Star Soy bacon 1 medium peach 1/2 cup fat-free sun-dried tomato vinaigrette 1/2 tsp green pepper sauce Prep: Place spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes, and shrimp…

Quinoa, Corn and Edamame Salad

For the salad: 1 cup uncooked quinoa 3 or 4 ears sweet corn 1 large red onion, finely diced 1 red bell pepper, finely diced 1 cup thinly sliced celery, from the tender inner stalks 1 cup fresh or thawed frozen shelled edamame 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro feta cheese (about 2 ounces/1/2 cup) –…

Watermelon Feta Salad

Prep time: about 15 minutes 4 oz feta cheese 2 lb seedless watermelon slices (1/2 medium watermelon) 8 oz grape tomatoes 3 Tbsp olive oil 2 tsp white balsamic vinegar 1/2 tsp kosher salt 3 cups arugula greens (about 5 oz) 1 cup sliced red onions, quartered Directions: Cut feta and watermelon into small bite-sized…

Moroccan Cooked Salad

2 ripe tomatoes, quartered 2 onions, chopped 1 cucumber, halved lengthwise, seeded and sliced 1 green bell pepper, halved, seeded and chopped 2 Tbsp lemon juice 3 Tbsp olive oil 2 garlic cloves, crushed (~ 1.5 tsp) 2 Tbsp chopped cilantro salt and ground black pepper to taste sprigs of cilantro to garnish Put tomatoes,…

Tabbouleh (Parsely & Mint Salad)

Tabbouleh (Parsley & Mint Salad) 1 C Bulgar (cracked wheat – find in Wincos bulk food section) ½ to 1 C finely chopped onions (about 1 large onion) ¾ to 1½ C finely chopped and drained tomatoes (I use 4 large or 5 medium tomatoes) 1½ C finely chopped parsley (approx. 1 – 2 small…

Grilled Shrimp and Spinach Salad

Applebee’s has a Grilled Shrimp & Spinach salad that I really enjoy.  In fact, I liked it so much that it was the inspiration for this salad that I created.  This is approximate ingredients for 2 entree salads: 3/4 to 1 lb raw shrimp, peeled 1/2 cup teryaki sauce 1/4 cup honey 1 roasted red…

Shrimp Salad in Puff Pastry Shells

When we went for the menu tasting at our wedding venue, hands down, their shrimp salad was our favorite selection.  A couple of weeks later, I tried to find a recipe with similar ingredients.  I ended up modifying one from Barefoot Contessa, below.  It came pretty close to being as good as the sample at…

Grilled Jerk Shrimp & Orzo Salad

Grilled Jerk Shrimp Orzo Salad – 40 minutes; serves 4 1 cup whole wheat orzo pasta 1 cup frozen sweet corn 18 fresh asparagus spears, trimmed 1 – 1.25 pounds uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined 1/2 Tbsp. Caribbean Jerk seasoning [kind of spicy] 2 small sweet red peppers, chopped Cooking spray / olive oil…