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Chicken Curry Salad

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked and cut into one inch cubes (I usually just use
leftover chicken from a roast if I am not in the mood to make soup.)
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup chopped almonds
1 apple, chopped into small dices
1/3 cup sour cream
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1 Tbs. mild curry powder (I try to buy mine at an import store like Cost Plus…It is more
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper

Place chicken, celery, almonds and apple in medium bow. Combine next five ingredients and adjust seasonings to taste. Add to chicken mixture and toss….

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Baked Potato Salad

6 large baking potatoes
8 ounces of bacon
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/4 cup mayonnaise
3 Tbs. Dijon mustard

Wash and prick potatoes and bake at 400 degrees for an hour. (Do not peel.) Let cool. Cut into 1 inch cubes leaving skins on. Cook bacon in its own fat until fat is rendered and bacon is crispy but not burnt. Toss bacon, bacon fat, potatoes, oil and vinegar and let marinate one hour. Add onions, salt and pepper, mayonnaise, and…

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Oriental Noodle Salad

1 pound Yaki Soba noodles
1/3 cup rice wine vinegar
2 Tbs. Thai peanut sauce (You can get this in the Asian food section of your local supermarket)
1/2 cup soy sauce
3 Tbs. sugar
1/4 cup water
1 red bell pepper, julienned

Combine vinegar, sauces, sugar and water in salad dressing container and shake well until combined. Toss with noodles and pepper until well coated. Saute noodles in 1 Tbs. canola oil plus 1 tsp. sesame oil over medium high heat. Cook about ten minutes until noodles have fully absorbed the marinade. Place in salad bowl and…

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Apple/Spinach Salad

1 bunch of rinsed and torn spinach
1 large apple, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
Honey mustard dressing ( recipe below)

1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup mustard
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
4 Tbs. water
4 Tbs salad oil  (Shake ingredients together until dressing becomes creamy)

Be sure to rinse and re-rinse spinach.  There is nothing worse than finding grit and dirt in a salad!  Right before you are planning to serve the salad, cut the apple.  (Or cut earlier and toss the apple
with lemon juice to keep if from browning).  Add sunflower seeds and toss with dressing….

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Cool as a Cucumber Salad

2 medium sized cucumbers

1/2 cup light sour cream
1/2 tsp. salt, black pepper freshly
ground to taste preference
2 Tbs. rice wine vinegar
2 TBS dried parsley
1/2 tsp. dried dill.
Peel and slice cucumbers into 1/4 inch half moons.  Combine next five ingredients and toss with cucumbers.  Serve immediately.  Serves four.

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Broc Salad

Yummy Broccoli Salad

I made an easy and yummy salad today and thought I’d share:

I large head of broccoli, cut up into very small pieces
1/2 cup pine nuts
3/4 cup white raisins
1/3 cup mayo
5 Tbs. red wine vinegar
2 Tbs. sugar

Toast the pine nuts by putting them in a nonstick pan and heating over medium until they turn brown (be sure to keep stirring them otherwise they will burn). Toss with broccoli. Add raisins. In another bowl, combine mayo, vinegar and sugar. Whisk until blended. Pour over salad. Serve. Makes 5-6 servings.

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