Radiatore Pasta Salad (aka Pig Brain Salad)

My cousin Anna started calling it Pig Brain Salad because of the shape of the noodles.  There are no actual pig brains in the salad. Dressing 1/2 Cup Sugar 1/2 Cup Oil 1/2 Cup Vinegar Dash of Garlic Powder Salad 1 Pound of Radiatore Pasta, cooked and drained Shredded Carrots Green Peas, cooked cooled and drained Corn, cooked cooled and drained Mix …

Creamy Cilantro Dressing

Creamy Cilantro Dressing 2 T salsa verde 1/4 to 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper 1 pkg buttermilk ranch dressing mix 1 cup mayonnaise 1/2 cup sour cream 1/3 to 1/2 cup buttermilk 1/2 bunch cilantro (with stems) 2 cloves garlic, minced Lime juice from 1 lime Add ingredients to a blender and puree until smooth. Chill 1 hour (if you can …

Cornucopia Salad

Cornucopia Salad Cornucopia Salad Serves 6 Serves 12 (x2) Serves 18 (x)3 Serves 24 (x4)   Candied Almonds ½ Cup Sliced Almonds 1 Cup 1 1/2 Cup 2 Cups 3 TBSP Sugar 6 TBSP 9 TBSP 12 TBSP   Preparing Candied Almonds Melt sugar in large frying pan with sliced almonds, stirring continuously until almonds are coated.  Don’t let the …

Spinach Salad and Poppy Seed Dressing

Spinach Salad and Poppy Seed Dressing 1/2 C vegetable oil 1/4 C white vinegar 1/4 C sugar 1 T poppy seeds 1/4 t paprika 1/4 t salt 6 oz of Fresh Baby Spinach 4 Cups Fresh Sliced Strawberries Whisk the dressing together.  Can be made ahead and refrigerated. Add to 6 oz fresh baby spinach leaves and 4 C sliced …

Wilted Spinach Salad, with Bacon Dressing

My friend Jessica made this for me one night for dinner.  I was floored by how delicious it was.  You should make it.  You will love it too.   Wilted Spinach Salad, with Bacon Dressing Salad Ingredients 3 whole eggs 7 slices of Thick Cut, Peppered Bacon (reserve grease) 1 small Red Onion – sliced thinly 1 package of White …

Cornucopia Salad

Cornucopia Salad Serves 6   Candied Almonds ½ Cup Sliced Almonds 3 TBSP Sugar Preparing Candied Almonds Melt sugar in large frying pan with sliced almonds, stirring continuously until almonds are coated.  Don’t let the sugar burn.  Spread out on foil to cool. Dressing ½ tsp Salt ½ tsp Pepper ¼ Cup Oil 1 TBSP chopped Parsley 2 TBSP Sugar …

Marinated Cauliflower Salad

1 Large head of Cauliflower (about 2 pounds) cut into small florets ¼ Cup White Wine Vinegar1 ¼ Cup finely chopped Red Onion 1 Tsp Dijon Mustard ½ Cup Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Coarse Salt & Freshly Ground Pepper 2 Tbsp brine-packed capers, drained & rinsed 2 Tbsp Chopped Fresh Parsley Bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil.  …

Wonderful Broccoli Salad

3 Cups Broccoli Flowerets 3 TBSP Bacon Bits (or 6 slices bacon, fried crisp & crumbled) 1 Cup Chopped Red Onion ½ Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese Dressing Option 1 1 Cup Plain Yogurt 2 TBSP White Vinegar ¼ Cup Sugar Dressing Option 2 2/3 Cup Miracle Whip ½ Cup Sugar 1 ½ TBSP Vinegar Cut flowerets from stalks and discard …

GRILLED SALMON SALAD

1 lb. fresh or frozen salmon fillets 1 T. olive oil lime 1 ½ tsp. Jamaican Jerk seasoning 6 cups torn mixed greens 1 cup sliced strawberries 1 med. avocado, cut up 1 med. mango, cut up 2 med. oranges, cut up ¼ cup chopped macadamia nuts or almonds, toasted Thaw fish if frozen. Brush fish with oil or spray …