Salad Time!

Friday, May 31st…

After a long work week it was time to come home and make something for dinner… now after an hour + in traffic you don’t always feel like making a big meal, so we made some different salads.

  1. White Bean Salad w/ Green Olives
  2. Pasta Salad (just plain pasta, with choice of olive oils)
  3. Carrot Salad
  4. Chicken Salad (our own ‘recipe’)
  5. Egg Salad

*Fresh Strawberries…

Recipes below are ones we ‘tweaked’ a bit from Joy of Cooking: All About Salads & Dressings


White Bean Salad w/ Green Olives

  • 3 cups cooked white kidney beans
  • 2 small celery stalks, thinly sliced
  • 15 Spanish olives, pitted and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley

Whisk together:

  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Whisk in:

  • 3-4 tbsp olive oil

Pour the dressing over the bean mixture and toss gently to coat. Add ground black pepper to taste. Serve at room temperature.


Carrot and Raisin Salad

  • 4 large carrots, peeled and coarsely grated (or use carrots that have already been processed)
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • Ground Pepper to taste

Pour over:

1 cup sour cream (or 1/2 cup sour cream and 1/2 cup mayo)

Toss and serve. (Note you may have to get your hands ‘dirty’ if you go with all sour cream, just sayin’!)


Egg Salad

  • 6 Hard-Boiled eggs, finely chopped
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup mayo
  • 2 tbsp. minced shallots
  • Salt and Ground Pepper to taste

Combine ingredients in a medium bowl. Refrigerate until cold.

So there you have it. A quick and easy dinner…



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