HOW TO MAKE SIMPLE SALAD

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VOODOO CHICKEN SALAD

VOODOO CHICKEN SALAD
Simple Salad Recipe Ingredients:
Voodoo Dressing:
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons chili paste
  • 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/3 cup real mayonnaise
  • 3/4 cup sesame or extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons ginger, peeled

Chicken Salad:
  • 2 halved, grilled chicken breasts, cubed, skin removed
  • 2 tablespoons Feta cheese (optional)
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • paprika
Simple Salad Recipe Instructions
This spicy dish delivers the tastes of sweet, sour, hot, and salty to the table for a refreshingly different Summertime salad.

Place all ingredients into the bowl of a blender or food processor and process until smooth. Serve over cubed just-grilled chicken breast which has been arranged over crisp lettuce sprinkled with crumbled Feta cheese.

Dress up the dish with halved cherry tomatoes or vine-ripened tomato wedges. Sprinkle with paprika for a color accent. Servings: 4
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BOCCONCINI (MOZZARELLA) AND TOMATO SALAD

BOCCONCINI (MOZZARELLA) AND TOMATO SALAD  

Simple Salad Recipe Ingredients

Vinaigrette:
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3-4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh oregano, or 1/4 teaspoon dry
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely minced
Salad:
  • 2 tablespoons pitted black oil cure olive, chopped
  • 1/2 lb small mozzarella balls (Bocconcini)
  • 5 ripe tomatoes, cut into 1" thick wedges
Simple Salad Recipe Instructions
Allow the minced garlic to stand in the vinegar for 10-15 minutes before preparing recipe. This will help remove the "bite" from the garlic and mellow it.

Meanwhile, slice tomatoes into wedges. Drain mozzarella balls (they are normally packaged in a brine). Remove pits from black olives and coarsely chop. Set these ingredients aside in a salad bowl.

Combine vinaigrette ingredients in a cruet or in a blender with the garlic and vinegar from above. Use 4 tablespoons vinegar if you like a tangy salad (3 tablespoons if you don't). You can use all balsamic vinegar, or if you prefer a milder dressing, use half balsamic and half red wine or Chianti vinegar. No mincing or chopping is required if a blender is used - pulse briefly.

Pour vinaigrette over tomatoes, cheese and olives; stir to coat. Do not add too much dressing - just enough.

Can be served with peeled, sliced cucumbers (1/4" coins or 1/2" cubes), if desired.

Season to taste with freshly grated black pepper (and salt, if needed) and serve, optionally, on a bed of radicchio or escarole hearts.
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CURRIED CHICKEN SALAD


CURRIED CHICKEN SALAD
Simple Salad Recipe Ingredients:
  • 2-3 boneless chicken breasts, skin removed
  • 2 stalks celery, strings removed
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 cup real mayonnaise (not salad dressing)
  • 1/2 medium onion, finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • lettuce leaves, for serving
  • paprika (optional)
Simple Salad Recipe Instructions:
Simmer the chicken in water (or chicken broth if you have it - then reserve for making soup later on. Do not allow the water or broth to boil.

Meanwhile, remove the strings from the celery and dice it into 1/3 inch dice. Wash and chop the cilantro. Peel and dice or mince the onion and garlic.

Stir the curry powder, onion, and garlic into the mayonnaise, mixing well.

Remove the chicken from the pan using a slotted spoon. Dice into bite sized chunks. Add to the mayonnaise. Mix well.

Arrange a few perfect lettuce leaves in the center of a salad dish. Scoop the chicken mixture onto the center. Garnish with a sprinkle of paprika (we like to use either the Hungarian or smoked paprika) and top with a sprig of cilantro.Serves 3 or 4.
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GREAT AMERICAN POTATO SALAD

GREAT AMERICAN POTATO SALAD
Simple Salad Recipe Ingredients:
  • 1 cup Miracle Whip Salad Dressing
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cups potatoes, cooked and cubed
  • 2 boiled eggs, chopped
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery, sliced
  • 1/2 cup sweet pickle relish
Simple Salad Recipe Instructions
Combine salad dressing, mustard, celery seed, salt, and pepper; mix well.

Add potatoes, eggs, onion, celery, and pickle; mix lightly. Chill. Makes 6 servings.
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CHICKEN MOUSSE SALAD

CHICKEN MOUSSE SALAD
Simple Salad Recipe Ingredients:
  • 2 or 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • ½ cup finely minced celery
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • peas and cubed new potatoes, cooked, or potato salad
Simple Salad Recipe Instructions
In the top of a double boiler, beat egg yolks over hot but not boiling water.

In a saucepan, simmer chicken breast in chicken stock with minced garlic and celery until chicken is cooked. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. Season with salt, paprika, and pepper sauce. Cut chicken into ½ to ¼ inch pieces.

Slowly add hot chicken stock (not boiling) to eggs, whisking constantly. Stir until slightly thickened.

Soak gelatin in ¼ cup water for 5 minutes; microwave until heated (about 60 seconds), then stir until dissolved. Stir gelatin into chicken mixture.

Whip cream until stiff; fold into chicken mixture.

Have ready a ring mold dipped in cold water; tap out excess water, but do not dry. Transfer mixture into ring mold and refrigerate overnight.

To unmold, run a knife along the edge of the mold. Dip mold for a few seconds in hot water and invert onto serving plate, optionally lined with a bed of lettuce.

Decorate around the mold with wedges of ripe cherry tomatoes for a nice color contrast. Fill the center of the mold with cooked fresh green peas and cubed new potatoes, or optionally with potato salad.
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ITALIAN POTATO SALAD

ITALIAN POTATO SALAD
Simple Salad Recipe Ingredients
Dressing:
  • 1 1/2 cups olive oil
  • 2-3 (or more) cloves garlic, pressed
  • 3/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon each basil and oregano (or to taste)
  • pinch of thyme (optional)
  • pinch of red pepper flakes
Salad:
  • 2-3 lbs baby new potatoes
  • 2 large red sweet vinegar peppers
  • 1 large red onion, sliced into rings
Simple Salad Recipe Ingredients
Combine ingredients for salad dressing. Slice vinegar peppers into strips. Slice onions into thin rings.

Scrub potatoes and remove eyes. Do not peel.

Steam or boil gently in their jackets until nearly tender. Remove from heat and drain. Cover and let sit 10 minutes to finish cooking.

Cut potatoes into bite sized pieces and set aside in a serving bowl.

In the same pan, bring remaining ingredients to a boil, then remove from heat. Allow to cool several minutes and add cooked potatoes (they should still be hot).

Allow potatoes to marinate for 10 minutes, then remove with a slotted spoon.

Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Save remaining dressing to use as a marinade for chicken or beef.

For a different taste, add 1/4 teaspoon rubbed sage and chopped rosemary or summer savory.

Up to 1/4 cup of the red wine vinegar can be substituted with either balsamic or tarragon vinegar.

Serve warm or cold.

CHICKEN AND BEAN SALAD









CHICKEN AND BEAN SALAD

Simple Salad Recipe Ingredients:
  • 2 cups cooked chicken, shredded
  • 1 can cannellini beans
  • 1/4 cup green onions, sliced
  • 1/3 cup Miracle Whip Salad Dressing
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced thinly
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (pinch)
  • lettuce leaves
Simple Salad Recipe Instructions
Combine chicken, beans, onions, in a salad bowl.

In a small bowl or blender, combine ginger, soy sauce, vinegar, mustard, garlic, and mayonnaise; blend.
Toss with chicken mixture and serve over lettuce leaves.
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