Spinach, apples, red onion & pecans in a sweet-tart dressing. To make this salad extra special, I like to glaze the pecans by stirring them with 1 tablespoon sugar in a medium non-stick frying pan over medium heat, stirring constantly until sugar melts. Pour them out on waxed paper and separate with your spoon while still warm. If you do this, you don't need to toast the pecans. It takes about 5 minutes or so for the sugar to melt.
When is a taco salad not a taco salad? Hamburger, tortilla chips, onion, lettuce and cheese. But it's the dressing that makes this amazing! I got this recipe from my parents who got it from my aunt who got it from a friend and so on. It is an amazing change from a regular taco salad!
Caramelized pecans make this salad especially good. This is a salad they used to serve at the restaurant one of my son's worked at, Rockbottom Brewery. If you want a salad with a bit more punch, try blue cheese instead of the feta.
Mmmm, try this for your next pot-luck. Easy to make. I especially love the crunchy sugared almonds and toasted ramen noodles. This could easily be made into a main-dish salad by adding grilled chicken breast strips.
This salad is beautifully presented at the table in layers. When it is time to serve, toss and ensure each piece of fruit is coated with mango dressing. Update: I used 2 mangoes and ended up with a little more sauce than it needed, but it was both beautiful and tasty. Next time I will only use half of the ginger. Would have been better if it were more subtle.
There is plenty of crunch in this salad from the Napa cabbage, toasted almonds, and dried ramen noodles. If you want a little more zing, sprinkle some crushed red chile peppers. Also try substituting peanuts for the almonds.
There are about as many coleslaw recipes as there are people. I myself like a variety coleslaws. I especially like the sweetness of this recipe from Paula Deen of the Food Network. The texture is also interesting as most of the ingredients are chopped in the food processor and half the cabbage is shredded. I think you can use a little more cabbage than the recipe calls for. I also like to mix in red cabbage for lots of color. (Cooking time listed is time standing in refrigerator).
This is the freshest variation on slaw that I have seen in a long time. The ingredients are a bit out of the norm--jicama and cilantro to start with--but the crunch and flavor are to die for. There is enough of the familiar flavors to provide comfort--but your taste buds will love the change. I love all kinds of slaw, but this one tops my list! This recipe comes from Juan-Carlos Cruz (Calorie Commando/FoodTV). ("Cooking" time is chilling time).
A great salad dressing with a nice tangy flavor. The taste compliments lasagne, spaghetti, and other similar Italian dishes. Tonight I tried some leftover sauce on a salad of baby spinach and romaine with crumbled albacore tuna--it was fabulous. I at least double the recipe every time I make it because 1/3 cup just isn't enough. From Cuisine at Home.
I have never been a fan of any honey mustard dressing I have tasted in a bottle. This made-from-scratch version is divine! Besides making a wonderful stand-alone salad, this is also great topped with chunks or slices of Recipe #145068. This recipe is from Cuisine at Home magazine.