Monday, June 20, 2016

Salad #28 - Exotic Chicken Salad

• 1 honeydew melon
• 6 cups cubed, cooked chicken meat
• 2 cups chopped celery
• 2 cups seedless grapes
• 1 (8 ounce) can sliced water chestnuts
• 1/2 cup sour cream
• 1/2 cup plain yogurt
• 1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
• salt and pepper to taste

Cut melon in half, and remove seeds. Cut into bite-size pieces. Add chicken, celery, grapes and water chestnuts. Wisk together sour cream, yogurt, and curry powder in a small bowl. Gently stir into salad. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve.

Calories: 244
Total Fat: 6.4g
Cholesterol: 69mg
Sodium: 94mg
Total Carbs: 22.6g
Dietary Fiber: 2.2g
Protein: 25g  

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Salad #27 - Spicy Bean Salad

• 1 (14.5 ounce) can black beans
• 1 (14.5 ounce) can dark red kidney beans
• 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans
• 1 (14.5 ounce) can pinto beans
• 1 (10 ounce) package frozen corn kernels, thawed
• 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
• 1 teaspoon cumin
• 2 tablespoons chili powder
• 1 teaspoon lime juice
• 1 (8 ounce) jar chunky salsa
• 1 pinch dried parsley

Rinse the beans well, drain and pour into a large bowl. Add corn. oil, cumin, chili powder, lime juice, and salsa. Sprinkle with parsley, cover, and chill for about 1 hour before serving.

Calories: 260
Total Fat: 3.8g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 827mg
Total Carbs: 46.9g
Dietary Fiber: 13.6g
Protein: 12.7g 

Salad #26 - Cucumber Salad

• Cucumbers, thinly sliced
• 1 small white onion, thinly sliced
• 1 cup white vinegar
• 1/2 cup water
• 3/4 cup white sugar
• 1 tablespoon dried dill, or to taste

Combine cucumbers and onion in a large bowl. Add the vinegar, water and sugar to a saucepan and cook over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, and pour over the cucumber and onions. Stir in dill, cover, and chill at least 30 min.

Calories: 77
Total Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 2mg
Total Carbs: 19.7g
Dietary Fiber: 0.2g
Protein: 0.2g

Friday, March 25, 2016

Salad #25 : Watermelon Waldorf Salad

  • 2 cups cubed watermelon (about 1/2-inch cubes)
  • 1/2 cup sliced celery
  • 1/2 cup seedless red grape halves
  • Dash of salt
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted

Stir together watermelon, celery and grapes in bowl. Just before serving, stir salt into yogurt for dressing. You may want to add a little water to lighten the thickness. Pour mixture over fruit and stir until coated. Sprinkle with almonds.

Watermelon Slice Popsicles

Watermelon slices, cut into triangular wedge shapes (about 1/2 – 1 inch thick)
Popsicle sticks

For an easy, fun take on the yummy watermelon slice, insert a popsicle stick into the rind! It makes clean-up a breeze — especially for kids. You can also freeze the slice popsicles for a refreshingly chilly treat.