Apple to the Core
Sweet Potato Salad
Place sweet potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Cover and boil gently until the potatoes can easily be pierced with the tip of a sharp knife, about 30-45 minutes. Drain. When potatoes cool, peel and dice. In a large bowl, combine mayonnaise, mustard and salt. Stir in eggs, celery and onions. Add potatoes; stir gently to mix. Cover and refrigerate for 2-4 hours. Yield: 8-10 servings
Orange and Fennel Salad
Drain off any juice from oranges to use for the dressing. Cut fennel bulb in
half so it lies flat, and then very thinly slice into half moons. Toss with
orange slices and red onion. Divide arugula on salad plates and place mixture on
top. Sprinkle with sliced almonds. In a small bowl, whisk together orange juice
and olive oil. Season and pour over salad.
This is a great summer salad or whenever you want something different and colorful. The presentation is fantastic. Good with fish.
Fiesta Corn Salad
Combine all ingredients. Cover and refrigerate for several hours before serving. Makes 6 servings. Each serving = 82 calories, 1 gram fat, trace saturated fat.
Penne Pasta with Prosciutto Sauce
Cook pasta according to package directions until tender yet firm; drain and set aside. Meanwhile, in a medium skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Add prosciutto and onion; cook until onion is tender; 3 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in tomatoes. Add onion, peas and pepper; simmer until mixture is slightly thickened. Stir in Parmesan cheese. Toss cream mixture with pasta. Makes 4-6 servings.
Pistachio Mallow Salad
Stir pudding mix, pineapple with juice, nuts and 1 cup marshmallows in a large bowl until blended. Gently stir in 1 tub of Cool Whip.
Mix remaining tub of whipped topping and 2 cups of marshmallows in separate bowl; reserve 1/2 of the mixture for garnish. Spoon 1/2 of the pudding mixture in a large serving bowl. Top with remaining marshmallow mixture and remaining pudding mixture. Garnish with reserved marshmallow mixture, marshmallows and maraschino cherries. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Makes about 16 servings.
Ham 'n Tater Loaf
Line a 9" loaf pan with waxed paper. Mix ham with 1/2 cup mayonnaise. Press into bottom of pan. Mix next five ingredients with remaining mayonnaise. Add potatoes, toss. Press lightly over ham layer. Cover; chill for at least four hours. Unmold on a lettuce covered plate. Garnish with cherry tomatoes.
Six Layer Tuna Salad
Combine 1¼ cups salad dressing, tuna and green onion; mix until dressing it thoroughly absorbed. In a large salad bowl, layer ingredients as follows:
Note: If you have one, use a clear salad bowl so the beautiful layers of this salad can be seen.
Pizza Rice Salad
Prepare rice as directed on the package, cool. Lightly toss rice with remaining ingredients, using 1/2 cup of the dressing. Chill. Just before serving, toss with remaining dressing. Makes 6 servings.
Spinach Pasta Salad
In a large mixing bowl, combine the pasta, artichoke hearts, olives, roasted pepper or pimiento, onion and cheeses. Toss to mix. For dressing, in a screw-top jar or small mixing bowl, combine the vinegar, oil, honey, basil, dill, garlic powder, pepper and salt. Cover and shake or whisk to mix well. Pour over macaroni mixture. Toss to coat. cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight. Makes 10-12 side dish servings.
Hawaiian Gum Drop Fruit Salad
Cook dressing until thick. Cool. Mix with whipped cream. Toss with fruits. Let stand 6 hours before serving. Salad dressing may be used in place of made dressing.
Mix sugar, gelatin and salt. Add milk. Stir over medium heat until gelatin and sugar are dissolved. Chill until partially set. Add vanilla. Fold in coconut and Dream Whip. Pour in mold and chill until set.
Heat 7-up until it comes to a boil. Pour into large mixing bowl; add marshmallows and stir until melted. Add Jell-O and mix well. Add cream cheese and beat until creamy. Stir in pineapple and nuts. Keep in refrigerator until set. Stir in mayonnaise and Cool Whip. Serve immediately or refrigerate.
Hi-Ho Cherry-O Fruit Salad
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl; Chill completely before serving. Add apples or other fruits for variations.
Mix dry gelatin with cottage cheese. Add fruit and mix well. Fold into Cool Whip. Chill well and serve.
Cream the cheese with the marshmallows. Add the pineapple with juice. Add the cherries. Fold in the mayonnaise and then the whipped cream. Chill completely.
Creamy Italian Pasta Salad
Combine first six ingredients, mix well. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cover and chill.