Apple Chicken Salad is a step above traditional chicken salad. This simple but tasty salad combines cooked chicken breast, apples, celery, and sweet onion with ranch dressing for a winning combination. The apples give a sweet crunch and are the perfect offset to the tanginess of the ranch dressing. Use as a topper for lettuce greens or as a sandwich filler. Kids love this salad, and the color combination is pleasing to the eye.
Mustard potato salad is a summer favorite for picnics, barbecues, and weekend parties. There’s something about that extra tang that the mustard lends to potato salad that makes the taste buds sing. It’s the perfect accompaniment to burgers, hot dogs, ribs, chicken, or just about any food you’ll find at […]
Macaroni salad and potato salad are traditional cold side dishes for family gatherings in the South. Granny-Ma’s version was pretty basic — pretty much just elbow macaroni, mayonnaise, onions, celery, and sweet relish. When I met my husband’s family, Italians from the Northeast, I was introduced to tuna macaroni salad. […]
If you’re tired of the same old cole slaw, try this upscale version. Brussels sprouts are a type of cabbage, so nothing new there. Pair them with the darling of dieticians these days, none other than kale, and kiss it with the crunchy sweetness of apple, and you have a […]
The spiralizer is a popular kitchen tool these days, and this gorgeous colorful salad makes good use of it. The homemade dressing boasts tangy citrus flavors with a hint of sweetness. This is a delight for those on paleo and vegetarian diets, yet will appeal to all palates. Instructions are […]
For a quick go-to meal, you can’t go wrong with shrimp. This is a light, yet satisfying meal popular in Venice bars that serve small plates (cicchetti), and it only takes about 15 minutes to make. Best of all, it’s a great choice for those on heart-healthy and diabetic diets, […]
Looking for a totally different side dish? Pattypan squash peach salad is the one to try. The author calls it a “salad,” but since it is served warm, most people will serve this as a side or even a main dish. The sweetness of the peaches perfectly complements the veggies, […]