2 cups Rotini macaroni -- uncooked
1 pound Chicken breasts -- boneless
1/2 cup Dry white wine
1/2 cup Water
1/3 cup Olive oil or vegetable oil
2 tablespoons White wine vinegar
2 tablespoons Lemon juice
2 Cloves garlic -- minced
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Coarsely ground black pepper
1 1/2 cups Thinly sliced sweet red -- pepper, cut in 2-inc

1/2 cup Chopped fresh parsley
1/2 cup Sliced green onion
2 tablespoons Capers

Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Rinse with cold water to cool quickly; drain well. In a small saucepan, place chicken breasts; cover with wine and water. Simmer, uncovered, about 20 minutes or until done; discard liquid. Set chicken aside to cool. Cut chicken into strips.

In a small bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, salt
and pepper. In a large bowl, combine pasta, chicken and oil mixture. Add red pepper, parsley, onion and capers; mix thoroughly. Cover; refrigerate.

Simple Iranian Salad

1 cucumber -- peeled and chopped
1 medium tomato -- chopped
1 small onion -- chopped
1 tablespoon parsley -- minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
juice of one lime
salt and pepper to taste

Mix together. Chill before serving.


3 tablespoons Red wine or tarragon vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
Salt and pepper -- to taste
12 tablespoons Safflower or Canola oil -- =OR=-
9 tablespoons -Safflower or Canola AND
3 tablespoons -Olive oil)

MIX THE VINEGAR WITH THE MUSTARD, salt and pepper. Add the oil gradually, mixing vigorously by hand or electric blender.


1 pound Top sirloin steak -- 1" thick
1 tablespoon Olive oil
4 cups Romaine -- torn in bite-size
2 Oranges; peeled -- separated
into segments
1/4 cup Walnuts -- toasted
Strawberries; optional -- sliced
2 tablespoons Orange juice
2 tablespoons Red wine vinegar
2 teaspoons Honey
1 1/4 teaspoons Dijon mustard

Preparation time: 24 minutes Prepare the Citrus Vinaigrette by thoroughly combining all ingredients.

Makes about 1/3 cup.

Prepare the salad: Cut the beef into 1/8" strips; cut each strip in half. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Stir fry beef (1/2 at a time) 1 to 2 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon; season with salt, if desired. Toss lettuce, beef and oranges in a large bowl. Sprinkle with walnuts and drizzle with the Citrus Vinaigrette. Garnish with strawberries, if desired. Serve immediately.
Serving suggestions: Sesame bread sticks.

Sliced Cucumbers in Yogurt

1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/4 cup Low-fat plain yogurt
1/2 teaspoon Sugar
1/2 teaspoon Lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon Celery seeds
1/8 teaspoon Ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon Pepper

Pare and thinly slice cucumbers. Place in small bowl.
Sprinkle with salt; stir. Let stand 10 minutes. Stir together yogurt,
sugar, lemon juice, celery seeds, cumin and pepper in small bowl to mix
well. Transfer cucumbers to colander; rinse with cold water. Squeeze with hands to extract as much liquid as possible.
Return to bowl. Stir in yogurt mixture. Refrigerate covered until serving. Makes 4 servings.


46 ounces Tomato juice -- canned
1 small Red onion -- finely chopped
10 milliliters Garlic -- minced
1/4 cup -- water
1/2 cup Corn kernels -- fresh or frozen
15 ounces Black beans -- rinsed & drained
Cucumber -- seeded and finely

Red bell pepper -- seeded &
Green bell pepper -- seeded &
Zucchini -- finely chopped
Celery stalk -- finely chopped
Scallions -- finely chopped
4 ounces Diced green chilies -- canned
1 cup Jicama -- finely chopped
1/4 cup Fresh cilantro -- or parsley

2 tablespoons Red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons Lime juice

Hot pepper sauce; to taste 1 ts Prepared horseradish; x Pepper; black to taste 16 x Melba rounds; for garnish

Sour Cream Dressing

2 each Eggs -- hard boiled
1/2 pint Sour cream
2 each Spring onions
3 tablespoons Vinegar (4?... to taste)
1/2 teaspoon Dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 tablespoon Sugar
Red pepper or paprika

Mash egg yolk, add salt and mustard, sugar and paprika or red pepper.
Add sour cream and enough vinegar to make it thick and soupy. Chop and add egg whites and chopped spring onions. Especially good over Spring leaf lettuce.


10 Medium red potatoes -- cooked
1/3 cup Clear -- bottled Italian

1 1/2 cups Sliced celery
1 cup Sliced green onions
4 Hard boiled eggs
1/2 cup Sour cream
1 cup Mayonnaise
1 1/2 teaspoons Horseradish sauce
1 teaspoon Yellow mustard
1 1/4 teaspoons Celery seed
1/3 cup Diced cucumber
Salt & pepper to taste

While potatoes are warm, pour on the dressing. Chill 2 hours. Add celery and onion. Add the egg whites, chopped. Sieve egg yolks, combine with mayonnaise, sour cream, horseradish, mustard, and celery seed.

Chill 2 hours and add diced cucumber.

Southwest Chicken, Bean and Rice Salad

1 pint water
1 1/4 cups chicken broth
1 1/2 cups long-grain rice
6 chicken breasts -- boned, skinned
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 15 oz cans black beans -- rinsed and drained
1 bell pepper -- chopped
1/2 red onion -- chopped
1/4 cup cilantro -- lightly packed
3 tablespoons lime juice -- fresh
2 large garlic cloves

Bring 2 cups of water and 1 cup of chicken broth to boil in a heavy
medium sauce pan. Add rice. Season with salt and pepper; reduce heat to
low. Cover and simmer until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed, about
20 minutes. Tranfer rice to large bowl and cool.

Preheat broiler. Place chicken on heavy broilerproof pan. Brush chicken
with 1/2 tbs of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper sprinkle with 1
tsp. cumin. Broil chicken until cooked through, about 10 minutes. Cool
and cut into 1 inch pieces.

Add chicken, black beans, corn, bell pepper, red onion and cilantro to
rice in boil. Combine remaining 1/4 cup chicken broth, remaining
tablespoon olive oil, remaining teaspoon cumin, lime juice and garlic in
blender. Process until garlic is finely minced. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Pour dressing over salad in bowl and toss well.

Southwestern Three-Bean Salad

15 Ounces Black Beans, Canned -- rinsed and drained
15 Ounces Pinto Beans, Canned -- rinsed and drained
15 Ounces Chickpeas, Canned -- rinsed and drained
3 Chipotle Pepper In Adobo Sauce -- finely chopped
3 Tbsp Cider Vinegar
2 Tbsp Canola Oil
1/4 C Cilantro -- chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 head Iceberg Lettuce -- shredded
1/2 Vidalia Onion -- thinly sliced

In a large bowl, combine black beans, pinto beans or black-eyed peas,
chickpeas, chipotles, vinegar, oil and cilantro. Toss until well mixed.
Season with salt and pepper. Arrange lettuce on a serving platter, mound the bean mixture over top and garnish with sliced onions. Serves 6 as a side dish.

Spaghetti Salad

1 1/2 pounds thin spaghetti
1 onion -- chopped
1 cucumber -- chopped
1 green or red bell pepper -- chopped
2 medium tomatoes -- chopped
1 12 oz. bottl Italian salad dressing or Fat Free -- (Wish Bone)
1 jar Salad seasoning -- (McCormicik's)
1 pkg Italian salad dressing mix, dry -- (Good Seasons)

Cook, drain and rinse spaghetti. Chop all vegetables quite fine. Mix
together bottled salad dressing, salad seasonings and dry salad dressing mix. Shake to mix well. Pour over spaghetti. Let chill overnight in refrigerator.

Spaghetti Squash and Avocado Salad

1 medium spaghetti squash
6 mushrooms -- sliced
1/2 red bell pepper -- julienned
1/2 green bell pepper -- julienned
4 ounces sliced black olives -- drained
2 avocados -- seed,peel,slice
-----Avocado Oil Vinaigrette-----
3/4 cup avocado oil -- or light vegetable o
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
3 cloves garlic -- crushed
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon basil
1 teaspoon rosemary
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Salt and pepper to taste

Prepare Avocado Oil Vinaigrette at least 24 hours before serving
time. Shake all ingredients together in tightly covered container.
Let Vinaigrette stand at least 24 hours.

Halve squash lengthwise, scoop out seeds. Place halves
cut side down in large saucepan; add water to a depth of two inches;
cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer squash 20 minutes. Drain off water; cool squash and shred into strands. Mix squash,
mushrooms, peppers, olives and avocados in serving bowl. Pour
Vinaigrette over, toss gently and serve.

Sparkling Salad

1 package lime gelatin powder
1 cup water
7 ounces lemon-lime soda
1 cup applesauce
--- Garnish: ---
grapes -- frosted, * see note
mint sprigs

* To make frosted grapes for decorations: Beat an egg white until frothy. Dip the grapes into egg white then immediately roll in sugar, preferably superfine, and then lay on waxed paper until dry. Use tinted sugar for more color variety.

1. Place lime-flavored gelatin into bowl; add 1 cup very hot water
and stir until gelatin is completely dissolved. Blend in a 7-ounce bottle of lemon-lime carbonated soft drink. Chill this mixture until consistency of unbeaten egg whites.
2. Lightly oil a decorative 1-quart mold with vegetable oil; do not use olive oil. Invert mold to drain off any excess oil.
3. When gelatin is somewhat thickened, add 1 cup thick applesauce.
Blend quickly. Pour mixture into mold and chill until firm.
4. Unmold onto serving plate and surround mold with frosted grapes
and sprigs of mint.


2 cups Cooked black beans
2 cups Cooked red lentils
1 teaspoon Dry mustard
3 tablespoons Minced garlic
1 tablespoon Fresh parsley -- minced
1/2 cup Rice vinegar
Juice from 1 lemon
1 teaspoon Salt
3 tablespoons Olive oil
1 teaspoon Crushed red peppers
1 small Butterhead lettuce -- torn
2 large Red bell peppers -- sliced
2 large Red potatoes, cooked -- sliced
1/2 cup Grated carrots

Put legumes in separate bowls. Whisk together mustard, garlic, parsley, vinegar, lemon juice, salt, oil & red pepper. Divide mixture evenly between legumes. Marinate covered in the fridge for 1 hour.

Line salad plates with lettuce, top with peppers. Arrange small piles of potatoes, carrots & legumes on each plate. Drizzle marinade over the meal.

Chili-Spiced Beef And Rice Salad

Chili-Spiced Beef And Rice Salad

1 Lb Boneless Beef Top Sirloin Steak
2 Tsp Spicy Seasoning Mix -- divided
2/3 C Rice
1 Med Orange (Or Apple) -- cut in pieces
3 Green Onions -- thinly sliced
1/4 C Toasted Walnuts -- chopped

Cook rice according to package directions, adding 1 tsp Spicy Seasoning
Mix to the water. Should yield about 2 cups.

Heat 10-inch nonstick frying pan over medium heat 5 minutes. Meanwhile
rub 1 tsp seasoning into both sides of steak. Pan broil steak 12 - 14
minutes for rare to medium, turning once. Season with salt if desired. Meanwhile combine rice, fruit, onions, and walnuts. Carve steak into 1/4 inch thick slices. Arrange beef and rice mixture on individual plates or serving platter.


1/4 cup Sugar
1/4 cup Vinegar
1/4 cup Salad oil
2 1/2 teaspoons Salt
1/2 teaspoon Brown sugar
2 pounds Chicken breasts or thighs -- - cooked and shredded
6 ounces Wun tun wrappers (about 30)
Salad oil for frying
1 Head lettuce -- shredded
1 Green onion -- sliced
1/2 cup Slivered almonds -- toasted

Combine sugar, vinegar, the 1/4 cup oil, the salt, and brown sugar; mix
well. Pour over chicken, marinate for at least 20 minutes or longer. Heat oil to 375 F. Place one wun tun wrapper in basket ladle, fit another ladle on top wrapper to hold in place. Deep fry in hot oil until golden brown; drain. Repeat until all wrappers are made into mini baskets. Place baskets on a platter lined with lettuce. Fill each basket with lettuce, chicken, green onion and almonds. Serve immediately. Makes 10 servings.

Chinese Chicken-Noodle Salad #2

4 Ounces angel hair pasta -- uncooked
1 Cup (1/2-in) diagonally sliced fresh snow peas
2 Cups shredded cooked chicken breast -- approx 3/4#
1/2 Cup diced red bell pepper
1/4 Cup sliced green onions
1 medium cucumber, peeled, halved
lengthwise, and sliced -- about 3/4 cup
3 Tablespoons low-sodium teriyaki sauce
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 teaspoons sesame seeds -- toasted
1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Break pasta into 5-inch pieces. Cook in boiling water 2 minutes. Add snow peas; cook an additional minute. Drain and rinse under cold, running water; drain well. Combine pasta mixture, chicken, and next 3 ingredients in a bowl; set aside.

Combine teriyaki sauce and next 5 ingredients in a bowl; stir well. Pour
over pasta mixture, and toss well. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

Yield 4 1-1/2 cup servings.

Chinese Coleslaw

4 cups Chinese cabbage -- shredded
8 1/4 ounces Pineapple, crushed -- drained*
8 ounces Water chestnuts -- sliced **
1 cup Parsley, fresh -- snipped
1/4 cup Green onions -- sliced
1/4 cup Mayonnaise -- reduced calor.
1 tablespoon Mustard -- prepared
1 teaspoon Gingerroot -- grated

* packed in its own juice ** drained

Combine cabbage, pineapple, water chestnuts, parsley, and onion. Cover and chill. For dressing, combine mayonnaise, mustard, and gingerroot. Cover and chill.

Spoon dressing over the cabbage mixture; toss to coat.

Chinese Cucumber Salad

3 cucumbers
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 quarts rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon sesame oil
2 tablespoons scallions -- finely chopped
1 tablespoon fresh ginger root -- finely chopped

Peel cucumbers. Slice thinly. Mix remaining ingredients and pour over cucumbers. Stir carefully. Chill.

Chinese Noodle Salad w/ Roasted Eggplant

The Noodles & The Marinade
7 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
3 tablespoons sugar -- or more to taste
2 1/2 teaspoons red pepper oil
8 each scallions -- mostly white part,
-- thinly sliced
3 tablespoons cilantro -- chopped
14 ounces Chinese noodles
The Eggplant & The Vegetable Garnish
1 pound Japanese eggplant
1 tablespoon ginger root -- 1 1/2 oz. peeled &
-- minced
1 clove garlic -- finely chopped
Reserved Marinade, from above
4 ounces snow peas -- strings removed, cut
-- in narrow strips
1/2 pound mung bean sprouts
3 tablespoons sesame seeds
1 each carrot -- medium size, cut in
-- jullienne
Cilantro leaves -- for garnish

Begin by making the marinade. Combine all the ingredients (except the
noodles) in a bowl, stir them together until the sugar is dissolved. Next, bring a large pot of water to a boil for the noodles. While it is heating, gently pull apart the strands of noodles with your fingers, loosening and fluffing them as you do so. Add the noodles to the boiling water without any salt, and give them a quick stir with a fork or a pair of chopsticks. Cook briefly until they are done but not overly soft, a few minutes at most. Immediately pour them into a colander and rinse them in cold water to stop the cooking. Shake the colander vigorously to get rid of as much water as possible, and put the noodles into a bowl. Stir the marinade again; then pour half of it over the noodles and toss them with your hands to distribute the marinade. Set the remaining marinade aside. If the noodles aren't to be used for a while, cover them with plastic and refrigerate them. The flavors, as well as the heat in the red pepper oil, will develop as the
noodles sit.

Preheat the oven to 400=B0F. Pierce the eggplants in several places and
bake them until they are soft and their skins have shriveled, about 20
minutes, depending on their size. Turn them over after 10 minutes so they will bake evenly. When the eggplants are done, remove them to a cutting board and slice them in half lengthwise. When they are cool enough to handle, peel the skin away from the flesh. Don't worry about any small pieces of skin that are difficult to remove - the flecks of dark purple - brown are pretty. Shred the eggplants, gently tearing them into 1/4 - inch strips. Add the ginger and garlic to the reserved marinade, then the eggplant strips. Turn the pieces over several times to make sure all the surfaces are well coated, and set them aside.
Bring a quart of water to a boil with a teaspoon of salt. Blanch the snow peas until they are bright green; then remove them with a strainer and rinse them in cool water. Cut them into long, narrow strips and set them aside.

Next, put the sprouts in the water and cook them for about 30 seconds. Pour them into a colander, rinse them with cold water, and lay them on a clean kitchen towel to dry. Roast the sesame seeds in a pan until they are lightly colored and smell toasty.

If the noodles have been refrigerated, allow them to come to room
temperature; then toss them with the eggplant strips and half the sesame seeds. Mound them on a platter, distribute the carrots, snow peas, and mung bean sprouts over the noodles, and garnish with the remaining sesame seeds and the leafy branches of cilantro.

Present the salad like this, layered and laced with the colorful garnishes, either on a single large platter or on individual plates. Once served, guests can toss the noodles and vegetables together to thoroughly mingle the different colors, textures, and tastes.



2 quarts Water
4 (4 Oz.) Boneless -- Skinned
Chicken Breasts
3/4 cup Plain Yogurt
1 tablespoon Lime Juice
1 tablespoon Honey
1 teaspoon Curry Powder
1/8 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Pepper
1 cup Peeled Cubed Mango -- Papaya
OR Pineapple
4 Lettuce Leaves

Bring Water To A Boil in A Medium Saucepan. Add Chicken. Reduce Heat & Simmer 15 Min. OR Until Chicken Is Tender. Remove Chicken & Let Cool. Cut Into 1/2 in. Pieces & Set Aside.

Combine Yogurt, Lime Juice, Honey, Curry Powder, Salt & Pepper in A Medium Bowl. Mix Well. Add Mango & Reserved Chicken. Toss Well. Spoon Salad Onto Lettuce Lined Individual Serving Plates.

Curried Chicken and Bow Tie Pasta Salad

3 pounds Chicken
----poaching ingredients----
6 each *peppercorns
1 each *bay leaf
1 each *parsley stalk
1 each *sprig of fresh thyme
1 each *onion
1 each *carrot
1 each *celery stalk
Green pepper -- finely shred
Red pepper -- finely shred
Yellow pepper -- finely shred
8 ounces Bow tie pasta -- cooked
1 each Salt
1 each Pepper
------curry flavoring------
*small onion finely diced
2 teaspoons *vegetable oil
1 tablespoon *curry powder
1/2 cup *white wine
2 tablespoons *water
------curry mayonnaise------
1 1/2 cups Mayonnaise
2 tablespoons Warm water
3 tablespoons Curry flavoring (above)
1 each Pepper
1 each Salt

Poach chicken by placing in a large pot with enough cold water to barely cover. Add peppercorns, bay leaf, parsley, thyme and one each: onion, carrot and celery cut into quarters. Bring to a bare boil with lid on; reduce heat to low and simmer for 50 minutes.

Cool in poaching liquid, then drain, skin and shred. To make curry
flavoring, soften diced onion in hot oil, then add curry powder and cook over medium-high heat for a further 3 minutes. Add wine and water.
Boil rapidly until reduced to about 3 tablespoons.

Strain and let cool. Prepare curry mayonnaise by combining all ingredients until smooth. Place peppers in a large bowl (reserving a little for garnish), with chicken, pasta, salt, pepper and curry mayonnaise.

Mix gently until well- coated. If mayonnaise mixture is too thick, add
warm water gradually until a smooth consistency is attained.
Place a portion of salad on bed of spinach and sprinkle reserved peppers on top. Assemble just before serving, as the mayonnaise quickly loses its fresh look.

Curried Chicken Salad

1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons curry powder
2 cups cooked chicken -- chopped
1/4 cup diced celery
1/2 cup Thompson seedless grapes -- halved
1/4 cup almond slivers

Blend mayonnaise, lemon juice, and curry powder. Mix into remaining ingredients. Chill at least one hour before serving.

Curried Orzo And Chicken Salad

1 Whole Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts -- cooked and chopped
1 1/2 Cups Orzo -- raw
1 Tablespoon Unsalted Butter
2 Teaspoons Curry
2 Cups Chicken Broth
1/2 Cup Cucumber -- peel/seed/dice
1/2 Green Pepper -- diced
2 Scallions -- sliced
1/3 Cup Raw Peas
6 Oz. Jar Marinated Artichoke Hearts -- undrained
1/4 Cup Mayonnaise

Brown the orzo in the butter. Add the curry powder and the broth and
boil until the pasta is cooked. Drain (if necessary) and chill. Mix the vegetables and the pasta together. Combine the mayonnaise and the
artichoke liquid together to make a dressing. Toss the pasta and the
dressing together. Add the chicken and serve.


2 Chicken breasts; raw, whole -- cut into thin strips
2 tablespoons Oil
2 tablespoons Soy sauce
6 cups Spinach -- torn
1 cup Apple; tart -- chopped
1/4 cup Peanuts
1/4 cup Raisins
2/3 cup Oil
1/2 cup Maple-flavored syrup
1/2 cup Cider vinegar
1 tablespoon Instant minced onion
1 teaspoon Curry powder
1 teaspoon Prepared mustard
1/4 teaspoon Salt

For Dressing: Combine all in blender. Blend 15 seconds. Chill 4 hours or overnight. Makes 1-2/3 cups dressing. 60 calories per tablespoon.
Saute chicken in oil after marinating in soy sauce. Drain and chill 4
hours or overnight.

For Salad: Combine spinach with 1 cup dressing or less if desired and
toss. Divide into 4 plates. Divide chicken, apple, peanuts, raisins and place on top of spinach. Serve immediately with additional dressing if desired.


8 Chicken breast -- halves (boned)
6 cups Grapes -- seedless
less -- vary amount
2 cups Mayonnaise
4 teaspoons Curry powder
3 teaspoons Olive oil
1 teaspoon Cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon Black pepper -- ground
1 teaspoon Fruit vinegar

Make the sauce by mixing together all ingredients except the chicken and the grapes. Season to taste (sample by dipping a grape into the sauce and then eating it).

Broil the chicken breasts (3-5 minutes on each side in a preheated
broiler), then dice or shred into small bite-sized pieces.

Mix chopped chicken with about 2 cups of whole grapes. Cover with the
sauce. Add more grapes to taste. My taste is to add vast quantities of

Date, Goat Cheese and Mesclun Salad

For vinaigrette
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tbsp. s oy sauce
freshly ground pepper
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
8 cups mesclun(mixed bay greens, 3/4 lb.) -- rinsed/spun dry
8 dried dates (preferably Medjool) -- pitted
cut lengthwise into thin stripes
6 oz soft goat cheese, cut into pieces -- room temp

In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar, soy sauce, pepper and salt to
taste and add oil in a stream, whisking until emulsified. May be made 1 day ahead and chilled, covered. Bring to room temp. before serving.
In bowl, toss mesclun with vinaigrette and divide among 8 salad plates. Top salads with dates and goat cheese.

David Vano's Caesar Salad

Start with a medium head of romaine lettuce. Holding head firmly,
cut 1/2" off botton and then cut entire head in 1" slices. Put in cold
water. Let sit while preparing dressing. In a very large wooden bowl add the following: 3" strip of anchovies paste; 1 coddled egg (a must); the juice of 1/2 lemon; 4 T balsamic vinegar ; 5 T olive oil (I do not use extra virgin because it does not have the taste; the less expensive, more pressed olive oil is my choice); 1-2 cloves or garlic pressed; 1/2 t seasoned salt; 1 T Lea and Perrin; Tobasco to taste, 4-5 drops; 2-3 T parmasan cheese fresh grated (never out of a box); your favorite croutons. Start with the garlic and anchovy paste. Mix in bowl with all liquids; add remaining ingredients; put in croutons to let sit in liquid for a few seconds. Thoroughly dry lettuce (use spinner if you have one) and put in bowl. Toss until all lettuce is coated. Add fresh groung pepper (I like a lot) and a few more croutons. Serve immediately. Offer more pepper.

Please note that you cannot make this ahead; it will be no good in 1-2
hours. Also, if you do not eat all salad throw out remaining. Romane
lettuce gets very bitter and cannot be left over.

Diakon and Tuna Salad

3 cups Daikon -- cut into 1 1/2"
rub in 1/2 tbls -- of salt and drain
1/2 cup Onion; thinly sliced -- soak
water for 10 minutes -- drain
10 Okura -- rub in 1/2 tb salt
cook, drain -- chopped
1 can Tuna -- drained (keep 1 tb o
from tuna for -- dressing *
1 1/2 tablespoons Rice vinegar
1 1/2 tablespoons Soy sauce
1 tablespoon Juice from tuna* -- mix well

Put well-drained tuna flakes into a bowl and add daikon, onion and okura; mix well. Pour in dressing to the tuna mixture and mix. Toss and put into a serving platter and serve.

Diane's Bean Salad

1 pound Pinto beans
1/2 pound Grated cheddar cheese
1 each Med onion
1 each Bottle Catalina dressing
1 each Small pkg. large fritos
1/2 each Head of lettuce
1 each Large tomato

Mix all together. Top with lettuce and tomato.

Dieter's Taco Salad

1 pound Ground beef -- lean
Onion -- medium
Green pepper, large -- chopped
8 ounces Tomato sauce -- no-salt
1 tablespoon Vinegar
1 teaspoon Mustard -- dry
1/2 teaspoon Pepper, red -- crushed
1/2 teaspoon Basil, dried -- crushed
1/4 teaspoon Garlic powder
1 tablespoon Water
Tortillas -- 8-inch
4 cups Lettuce -- shredded
Tomatoes, cherry -- halved
Carrot, medium -- shredded
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese -- grated

Cook beef, onion, and 1/4 cup of green pepper till beef is brown; drain. Add next 7 ingredients. Bring to boil; reduce heat. Simmer 15 minutes. Warm foil-wrapped tortillas in a 350F oven for 10 minutes.
Spray 4 10-ounce casseroles with nonstick spray coating; press 1 tortilla into each. Bake in a 350F oven for 15 minutes. divide lettuce among 4 plates. Place a tortilla on each plate. Spoon beef mixture into tortillas. Top with remaining green pepper, tomatoes, carrot, and cheese.

Dilled Cucumber Salad

1 cup cucumber -- peeled seeded, dice
1 pint sour cream
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
1 tablespoon onion -- grated
3 tablespoons fresh dill -- chopped

Mix sour cream, vinegar, salt, cayenne, and grated onion. Stir in
chopped dill and diced cucumber. Refrigerate two hours before serving.

Donna's Marinated Broccoli Salad

2 boxes frozen broccoli spears
8 ounces Italian salad dressing
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup sour cream
2 hard-boiled eggs -- chopped
3/4 tablespoon chives -- chopped

Cook broccoli according to directions on package. Drain well. Marinate the spears in Italian Dressing at room temperature for 4-7 hours. Meanwhile, make a mixture of the mayo, sour cream, chopped
eggs and chopped chives and refrigerate till spears are thru
marinating. Drain spears well, and add the mayo mixture, stirring in
gently so as not to break spears. Serve cold. Serves about 4 comfortably.

Double Raspberry Salad

1 package Raspberry Jello
1 cup Boiling water
1 package Frozen raspberries
1 can Whole cranberries

Dissolve Jello in boiling water. Mix in raspberries and cranberries.
Chill until firm.

Dressing for Fruit Salads

1 tablespoon flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 egg -- lightly beaten
1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 cup orange juice
1/2 cup pineapple juice
1/2 cup whipping cream

Mix flour and sugar in top of double boiler. Stir in egg. Add fruit juices and cook over medium heat, stirring, until thick. CHILL. Whip til creamy and fold into chilled fruit salad, especially those made with fruit juice and gelatin.


4 Boned chicken breasts -- cook
1 cup Sherry
1 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Sugar
1 Head red leaf lettuce
1/2 cup Cilantro -- (leaves) optional
3 tablespoons Sesame seeds -- toasted golden
4 Scallions; w/green -- chopped

Cut cooked chicken breasts in half. Put in large bowl with wine, salt and sugar. Toss, cover and marinate for 24 hours in the refrigerator. Next day drain off marinade. Arrange lettuce leaves on serving platter; place chicken pieces in the center. Sprinkle with sesame seed, cilantro leaves, and scallions.


1/4 cup Olive oil
2 Chicken breasts
3 cups Chicken broth or water
1/4 cup Balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons Orange juice
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/4 cup Chives
2 tablespoons Tarragon -- chopped
Salt and pepper
3 cups Rice (wild or white)

Poach chicken in broth or water for about 20 minutes. In salad bowl
combine vinegar, juice, and mustard. Gradually whisk in oil. Stir in
chives and tarragon and season with salt and pepper. Cut chicken into bite sized pieces. Add chicken and rice to dressing. Toss well.

Endive, Beet and Red-Onion Salad

1/2 pound Raw Beets -- trimmed
3 each Heads of Belgian Endives -- md
1 each Red onion
1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard
1 tablespoon Red Wine Vinegar
3 tablespoons Vegetable oil
4 tablespoons Finely Chopped Parsley

Place the beets in a saucepan and add water to cover with salt. Bring to a boil until the beets are tender, about 30 minutes, depending on the size or age of the beets. Drain and let cool. Remove the skins and slice the beets. Trim off the bottom of the endives and cut them into 1 1/2 inch strips. Drop the pieces into cold water. Drain and pat dry. Peel and slice the onion. Combine the mustard, vinegar, salt and pepper in a salad bowl. Add the oil and blend well with a wire whisk. Add the beets, endive, onion and parsley. Toss well and serve.

Serves 4.

Roasted Red Pepper and Chive Dressing

Roasted Red Pepper and Chive Dressing

1 each Sweet red pepper -- medium-size
1/2 cup Prepared roasted red peppers
1/3 cup Red wine vinegar
1 each Garlic clove -- medium minced
1 cup Olive oil
1/3 cup Finely chopped fresh chives
White pepper -- freshly ground

Hold red pepper over a flame, turning it until evenly charred. Or cut it in half, rub with oil, and place under the broiler until blackened. Wrap in a plastic bag and set aside to cool. Scrape off the burned skin and remove seeds and stem. In bowl of blender or food processor fitted with a steel blade, place red pepper, vinegar, and garlic. Process until pepper is pureed.

With machine running, slowly drizzle in olive oil until fully combined.
Stir in chives and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Rohkostsalat-Cabbage Fruit Salad With Sour-cream Dressing

2 cups Cabbage; Raw -- Shredded
1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
1/4 cup Pineapple Juice
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/2 cup Sour Cream
1 each Apple; Med., Diced -- Unpeeled
1/2 cup Raisins
1 1/2 teaspoons Lemon Juice
1 tablespoon Sugar

Prepare cabbage and apple. Use 1 T lemon juice to wet diced apple to
prevent darkening. Toss cabbage, raisins, and apple. Mix fruit juices, salt, and sugar. Add sour cream, stir until smooth; add to salad and chill.

Roquefort, Pear and Watercress Salad

2 tbsp strong brewed tea -- pref.Earl Grey
1 tbsp white-wine vinegar or Champagne vinegar
1 tbsp walnut oil
1 tbsp minced shallots
1 tsp Dijon mustard
salt and freshly ground black pepper
3 cups washed, dried and torn red leaf lettuce
3 cups washed & dried watercress lettuce
1 ripe pear, pref. red -- cored/thinly sliced
1 oz Roquefort cheese -- crumbled
1 tbsp chopped toasted walnuts

In small bowl, whisk together tea, vinegar, oil, shallots, mustard, salt and pepper. (can be prepared 2 days ahead, and stored in fridge.)
In large bowl,toss lettuce and watercress together with the dressing.
Divide among 4 salad plates, decoratively arranging pear slices over lettuce mixture. Sprinkle cheese and walnuts on top and garnish with a grinding of black pepper.

Rote Rubensalat (Red-beet Salad)

2 each Red Beets -- Bunches
2 tablespoons -- Water
1/4 cup Vinegar
2 tablespoons Caraway Seeds
1 teaspoon Sugar
2 tablespoons Onion -- Minced
1 teaspoon Horseradish
1/4 teaspoon Cloves -- Ground
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Pepper
5 tablespoons Vegetable Oil

Wash beets, trim off greens, place in medium saucepan, and cook, without peeling, in salted water to cover, until beets are tender.
Peel and slice. Prepare marinade dressing by combining remaining
ingredients. Pour over beets and let stand for several hours before
serving. Stir beets occasionally.

Rotkrautsalat (Red Cabbage Salad)

5 each Bacon -- Slices
1 teaspoon Sugar
2 tablespoons Vinegar
1/4 cup Wine -- Red or White
1/2 each Red Cabbage; Head -- Shredded
2 tablespoons Vegetable Oil
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Pepper
1 tablespoon Caraway Seeds

Fry bacon in medium-size fry pan until crisp. Remove and reserve bacon. Add sugar, vinegar, and wine to bacon fat; stir and cook until sugar is dissolved.

Pour this hot mixture over the cabbage. Toss with vegetable oil, salt,
pepper, and caraway seeds.

Sprinkle crumbled bacon over mixture. Serve at room temperature.


4 Boneless -- skinless
Chicken breast halves
1 can (15-oz.) S&W Pinqutos or
Black beans -- undrained
1 can (14-1/2 oz.) S&W Ready Cut
Tomatoes -- drained well
4 cups Shredded salad greens
1/2 cup Diced bell pepper
1/4 cup Each chopped green onion
Red onion -- cilantro
S&W Mesquite Cooking Sauce
& Marinade
S&W Vintage Lites Red Wine
Vinegar Dressing
Garnish (optional):
Guacamole & sour cream

Brush chicken with Mesquite Cooking Sauce. Broil or BBQ 3-5 min. per side or until done, basting with more Cooking Sauce; slice into thin strips.

Combine remaining ingredients with chicken strips and toss with 1
tablespoon Cooking Sauce & 2 tablespoons Vintage lites dressing. Garnish with guacamole and sour

Sadie's Shrimp Salad

2 pounds Macaroni -- cooked
4 pounds Shrimp -- boiled and peeled
24 each Eggs, hard boiled -- chopped
2 cups Onion -- finely chopped
1 cup Celery -- finely chopped
2 cups Black olives -- finely chopped
2 cups Dill pickles -- chopped

See Sadie's Shrimp Salad Dressing (below) for directions

Sadie's Shrimp Salad Dressing

1 quart Mayonnaise
1/2 cup Olive oil
2 tablespoons Louisiana hot sauce
2 tablespoons Lemon juice
1 tablespoon Lea & Perrins Worcestershire
1 tablespoon Mustard
2 tablespoons Ketchup

Cook macaroni, drain, and cool. In a large bowl, mix macaroni, shrimp,
eggs, onions, celery, olives, and pickles and toss well. Make dressing out of mayonnaise, olive oil, hot sauce, lemon juice Worcestershire sauce, and mustard, and ketchup. Pour over other ingredients and mix well. Refrigerate 1 hour before serving. You may have to make more dressing if the salad takes it up.

Salad Dionne Warwick

1 pound Ziti
1 pound Broccoli
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Fresh ground black pepper
2 tablespoons Red wine vinegar
1/3 cup Olive oil
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese -- fresh gratd
2 medium Tomaotes -- garnish

In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the ziti according to package directions. Drain and rinse under cold water. Drain again and set aside. Bring a large pot of slated water to boiling. Separate the broccoli into small flowerets, discarding the stems. Add the broccoli to the pot, bring back to a boil and cook rapidly for 2-3 minutes. Drain and refresh under cold running water. Drain again and spread out on paper towles to dry. In large bowl, stir the mustard, salt, pepper and vinegar until everything is dissolved.

Slowly add the oil, whisking until smooth. Add the pasta, broccoli, and
cheese, but do not toss. Cover and refrigerate. Just before serving,
gently toss until the all are coated with the sauce. Core the tomatoes;
cut into wedges and use to garnish the salad.

Salad from the Orient

1 pound pork tenderloin
--- Marinade: -----
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce, low sodium
2 tablespoons sherry
1 tablespoon Hoisin sauce
--- Dressing: -----
2 tablespoons oil -- *see note
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon ginger root -- grated
1 dash Tabasco sauce -- optional
---Salad: -----
6 ounces vermicelli
1 cup carrots -- julienned
1 cup pea pods
4 green onions
1 tablespoon sesame seeds

* Use olive oil or a mixture of olive and peanut oil.

1. Cut the pork into very thin slices, suitable for stir-frying. Mix brown sugar, 1-1/2 teaspoons soy sauce, sherry (optional) and Hoisin sauce. Pour over the pork strips in heavy plastic bag. Tie bag and put mixture into refrigerator to marinate up to 1 hour, turning bag

2. To prepare the dressing, combine oil, sugar, 2 tablespoons soy
sauce, ginger root and Tabasco or other hot sauce. Blend and put into
refrigerator to chill.

3. Cook vermicelli to desired doneness. Add the pea pods and carrots during last 2 minutes of cooking. Drain and immediately rinse with cold water. Put into large bowl. Pour the dressing over vermicelli mixture, add the green onions (slice into thin rounds, tops included). Set aside while preparing pork.

4. Remove the pork from refrigerator and put into a wok or large
heavy skillet. Include some of the marinade. Stir pork strips until
browned and cooked through, about 5-7 minutes. Drain and add to the salad mixture. Mix the salad well. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour to allow the flavors to blend. If desired, sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds just before serving.


3 Chicken breasts; whole -- boneless
1 Cantaloupe
1/2 pound Black grapes
1/2 pound Asparagus
1 cup Chicken broth
1/2 cup Dry white wine
1 Garlic clove -- crushed
3 tablespoons Capers
3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese -- coarsely
1/4 cup Lemon juice
1/4 cup Oil
1/4 cup Dry white wine
1 Garlic clove -- crushed

Cut cantaloupe into chunks. Halve and seed grapes. Trim asparagus, boil, steam or microwave until just tender. Cut asparagus into 2 inch lengths. Combine broth, wine and garlic in a pan, add chicken; bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes on each side, or until tender. Drain chicken, cool, and shred finely. Combine chicken, melon, grapes, asparagus and capers with dressing. Serve with parmesan cheese. Dressing: Combine all ingredients in a jar, shake well.



2 tablespoons Well-seasoned mustard -- to 3 tablespoons
4 Chicken breast halves -- skinned and boned
1 package Frozen black-eyed peas -- 10-ounce package
32 ounces Canned beans combined -- kidney, garbanzos, w
1 Medium-large red onion -- finely chopped
2 Medium-large ripe tomatoes -- coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons Fresh thyme -- chopped
to 3 tablespoons
2 tablespoons Fresh oregano -- chopped
to 3 tablespoons
4 Sun-dried tomato halves -- in oil, finely chopp
3 tablespoons Extra-virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons Balsamic vinegar
Black pepper to taste -- freshly ground

Heat broiler or prepare outdoor grill. Spread mustard on one side of
chicken breasts and broil or grill until they begin to brown.
Turn and spread on additional mustard. Cook until done, then cut into
narrow strips and place in serving bowl.

Cook peas according to package directions, not more than 15 minutes.
Drain. Drain liquid from canned beans and rinse thoroughly. Add to bowl with black-eyed peas, onion, fresh tomatoes, herbs and dried tomatoes.
Beat oil and vinegar and mix with salad ingredients. Season with pepper and serve at room temperature. Makes 6 servings.

Grilled Chicken Dijon Salad

1/4 cup Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons Dried tarragon leaves -- crushed
1/4 teaspoon Cracked black pepper
3 tablespoons Tarragon vinegar
1 tablespoon Sugar
1/3 cup Water
8 teaspoons Olive oil
2 Whole chicken breasts -- skinned, boned, and
fat removed
1/2 pound Fresh mushrooms -- halved
2 cups Broccoli flowerettes
5 cups Boston lettuce
8 ounces Fat-free Muenster Cheese -- H.C., cubed
1/2 cup Red onion rings

Mix together mustard, tarragon and pepper; stir in vinegar and water. Gradually add oil, beating until well blended. Pour 1/3 c. of dressing mixture over chicken. Marinate mushrooms and broccoli in remaining dressing. Drain chicken, reserving marinade. Grill chicken over medium coals, 4 minutes on each side or to desired doneness, brushing with reserved marinade mixture. Cut chicken into 8 strips. Combine mushrooms, broccoli and marinade *** (see my note) with torn greens and cheese in serving bowl; toss lightly.

Arrange lettuce mixture on large platter; top with chicken and onion rings.


1 pound Chicken Breast -- boneless, skinned
1/4 teaspoon Seasoned Pepper -- to taste
1 can Pineapple, sliced -- drained
juice -- reserved
Lettuce leaves
Red onion -- sliced
Red Bell Pepper
3 tablespoons Oil -- vegetable
2 tablespoons Hot Soy Sauce -- CHUN KING
2 tablespoons Pineapple juice -- from reserv
1 tablespoon Whoite vinegar
1 tablespoon Honey
1/4 teaspoon Ginger -- ground

Lightly sprinkle both sides of boneless, skinned, chicken breasts with
seasoned pepper. Grill; slice into strips. Reserve 2 tablespoons juice from can of pineapple slices. Prepare Salad Dressing (directions
follows). Brush pineapple slices with some Salad Dressing, grill 2-3
minutes. Arrange chicken and pineapple over lettuce and vegetables. Top with Salad Dressing.

SALAD DRESSING: In a covered jar, combine oil, hot soy sauce, 2 tb
pineapple juice, white vinegar, honey and ground ginger. Shake well.

Guacamole Salad

5 each Large avocados
1 each Medium garlic clove -- minced
1 each Medium tomato -- chopped
4 ounces Can chopped green chili
2 1/2 tablespoons Lemon or lime juice
1 teaspoon Salt

Peel and chop avocados into a bowl. Mash with garlic and lemon juice.
Add remaining ingredients, mixture will be chunky. To prepare individual salads, spoon mixture on shredded or whole lettuce leaves.
Top with diced tomato for garnish and serve with tortilla chips. If made ahead of time, save pit and put in dip until time to serve to prevent darkening.

Gurkensalat (Cucumber Relish Salad)

2 each Cucumbers -- Medium
1 1/2 tablespoons Sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons Cider Vinegar
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/8 teaspoon Pepper
1/2 cup Sour Cream
1 tablespoon Parsley; Fresh -- Minced

Slice cucumbers paper-thin. Sprinkle slices with sugar, vinegar, salt and pepper. Marinate for 20 minutes, drain off liquid, and toss lightly with sour cream. Top with minced parsley.


3 cups Cooked rice -- cooled to room temperature
2 cups Canned black beans -- - rinsed and drained
1 medium Red onion -- chopped
1 cup Cubed jicama -- - (cut into 1/8-inch
1/2 cup Sliced black olives
1/2 cup Diced red pepper
1/2 cup Diced green pepper
1/4 cup Olive oil -- divided
4 ounces Cubed cooked ham
3 tablespoons Red wine vinegar
1 Garlic clove -- minced
1/2 teaspoon Ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon Chili powder
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Ground black pepper

Combine rice, onion, jicama, olives, and peppers in large bowl; set aside. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add ham; cook 2 to 3 minutes stirring constantly. Add to rice mixture. Combine remaining oil, vinegar, garlic, cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper in small jar with lid. Shake to blend. Drizzle dressing over salad.

Ham Salad

2 cups mayonnaise
1 cup sweet pickle relish
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper -- freshly ground
2 pounds ham -- smoked boneless
- about 6 cups - -- finely diced
1 medium onion -- finely diced
- about 1/2 cup -
1 small green bell pepper -- cored seeded
- about 1 cup - -- finely diced
2 stalks celery -- finely diced
- about 1 cup -

Stir the mayonnaise, relish, salt, and pepper in a large mixing bowl until blended. Add the remaining ingredients and toss until coated. Store the salad, covered, in the refrigerator.

Harvest Salad with Honey Dressing

--- Fruit: -----
navel oranges
grapefruit sections
avocados -- sliced
green grapes -- seedless
red grapes -- seedless
berries -- * see note
--- Dressing: -----
3 tablespoons honey
3 tablespoons orange juice -- or lime juice
1/2 cup light whipping cream

* Use berries of your choice. Some good ones to use in this salad are
strawberries, raspberries, blackberries.

1. Prepare fruit by peeling oranges and grapefruits, then slice into thin slices, removing all white pith. Arrange decoratively on a large platter, leaving center free for dressing container.
2. Scatter green and red grapes on oranges and grapefruit. Place
berries, a few in each group, around edges of salad. Tuck in slices of
avocado here and there. Kiwi fruit can be used here for a colorful and
delicious addition.

DRESSING: Chill bowl and beaters, then whip chilled cream until it piles softly. Blend honey and orange juice or lime juice. Beat the two mixtures together, only enough to combine well.

Pour dressing into a serving container and set in middle of fruit platter, or serve on the side.


3 Whole chicken breasts -- skinned and boned
1 1/2 cups Sour cream
1/2 cup Chutney -- finely chopped
1 teaspoon Curry powder (more to taste)
1/4 teaspoon Ground ginger
1/4 cup Toasted shredded coconut
3 Cantaloupes -- -=OR=-
honeydew melons-=OR=- -- Large papayas
4 cups Shredded lettuce (optional)

Place chicken on steamer rack over 1 cup boiling water. Cover and steam 15 minutes or until cooked through, but still moist. Dice or shred meat.
Combine sour cream, chutney, curry powder and ginger until mixed. Mix
dressing with chicken and coconut. Chill. Cut cantaloupes, honeydew melons or papayas in halves, remove seeds and fill cavities with chicken salad. Or, spoon chicken salad on shredded lettuce and garnish with slices of fruit.


1 cup Couscous
1 cup Boiling water
2 cups Black beans -- cooked
1 large Celery rib -- diced
1 small Red bell pepper -- diced
2 medium Tomatoes -- diced
1/4 cup Green olives -- chopped
1/2 cup Parsley -- chopped
2 tablespoons Dill -- chopped
2 tablespoons Mint -- chopped
2 each Scallions -- finely chopped
2 tablespoons Lemon juice
2 tablespoons Olive oil
Salt & pepper -- to taste

In a large heatproof container, combine the couscous & water. Cover & let stand for 15 minutes. Uncover & fluff with a fork. Let cool until it is just warm. Mix in the remaining ingredients. Cover & refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.

VARIATION: In place of dill & mint, try a combination of fresh herbs such as oregano, thyme & basil.

Heringsalat (Herring Salad)

8 Ounces Pickled Herring; Drained
1/2 Each Green Pepper; Seed And Dice
1 Each Apple; Tart, Core And Dice
1 Each Orange; Sectioned And Diced
2 Teaspoons Onion; Grated
2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
1 Tablespoon Vinegar
4 Each Lettuce Leaves; Cupped

Combine ingredients and marinate in refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
Serve on inner tightly cupped lettuce leaves.

Herring Salad With Sour Cream Sauce

------sour-cream sauce------
1 cup Sour cream
1/2 cup Yogurt
Lemon -- juice only
1/4 teaspoon Sugar
2 each Onions -- small
2 each Apples; medium -- tart
8 each Herring fillets -- marinated
2 teaspoons Dill -- fresh or
1/2 teaspoon Dillweed -- dried

Sauce: Blend thoroughly sour cream, yogurt, lemon juice and sugar.
Salad: Peel onions and cut into thin slices. Peel and quarter apples,
remove cores and but into thin wedges. Blend onions and apples with sauce.

In a dish arrange herring and apple-onion mixture in layers. Cover tightly and marinate in refrigerator for 5 hours. Sprinkle with dill before serving.



4 (3 Oz.) Boneless Skinned
Chicken Breasts
1 teaspoon Ground Cumin
1 teaspoon Vegetable Oil
1/2 cup Water
1/4 tablespoon Chili Powder
1/2 teaspoon Chicken Bouillon Granules
1 small Ripe Avocado Chopped
1 cup Fresh Cilantro
3 tablespoons Lime Juice
1/4 cup Green Onions
1 large Jalapeno Pepper Chopped
10 milliliters Garlic
6 ounces Uncooked Fettucine
1/2 cup Shredded Zucchini
1/4 cup Sliced Black Olives
2 tablespoons Chopped Tomatoes
Fresh Cilantro Leaves

Sprinkle Chicken With Cumin & Chili Powder. Heat Oil in A Medium Skillet; Add Chicken & Cook Over Medium Heat 3 To 4 Min. On Each Side. Add Water & Bouillon Granules; Reduce Heat & Simmer 15 Min. OR Until Chicken Is Done.

Remove Chicken From Broth, Reserving Broth in Skillet. Cover & Chill

Bring Broth To A Boil & Cook Until Reduced To 1/4 C. Remove From Heat &
Cool. Strain Broth Through A Sieve & Pour Into Processor. Add Avocado,
Cilantro, Lime Juice, Green Onions, Pepper & Garlic. Process Until Smooth.

Cook Fettuccine According To Package Directions. Drain. Rinse Under Cold Water & Drain Again. Combine Fettuccine & Half Of Avocado Mixture; Toss Well. Place in Center Of A Serving Platter. Arrange Zucchini Around Fettuccine-Avocado Mixture. Cut Chilled Chicken Into 1/4 in. Strips & Arrange Over Fettuccine; Sprinkle With Olives. Spoon Remaining Avocado Mixture Into Center Of Chicken; Sprinkle With Chopped Cilantro. Garnish With Fresh Cilantro Leaves If Desired.

Minted Cucumber Salad

3 large cucumbers
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups plain yogurt
2 teaspoons rice wine vinegar
1/8 teaspoon white pepper
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/4 cup fresh mint -- chopped
2 tablespoons fresh parsley -- chopped

Peel, seed, and chop cucumbers. Sprinkle with salt and allow to drain for half an hour.

Line a sieve with a coffee filter. Pour yogurt in and allow to drain
for half an hour. In a glass or pottery serving bowl, combine yogurt with remaining ingredients. Stir in cucumber. Cover and refrigerate if not served at once.

Minted Melon Mold

1 1/2 cups Boiling Water
3 ounces (1 pk) Lemon Flavor Gelatin
3 ounces (1 pk) Lime Flavor Gelatin
3/4 cup Lime Juice
1/2 cup Cold Water
1/8 teaspoon Peppermint Extract
2 cups Melon Balls *
Lettuce Leaves
Coconut Cream Dressing
Garnishes **

* Melon balls can include things like Cantaloupe, or Honeydews, etc.
** Garnishes can be mint leaves and more melon balls.

In medium bowl, pour boiling water over gelatins; stir
until dissolved. Add lime juice, cold water, and extract; chill until
partially set. Fold in melon. Pour into lightly oiled 5-cup ring mold. Chill until set, about 3 hours or overnight.
Unmold onto lettuce. Serve with Coconut Cream Dressing; garinsh with mint leaves and/or melon balls, if desired.

Minted Pasta Salad

2 cups pasta -- small:orzo,shells,zi
1/3 cup olive oil -- light
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1/2 cup fresh mint leaves -- chopped
1 teaspoon fresh oregano -- chopped
2 cloves garlic -- minced
Freshly ground pepper to taste

1. Cook pasta in boiling salted water according to package directions
until al dente; drain well.

2. Mix oil, vinegar, herbs, garlic, salt and pepper in a serving bowl. Add pasta and toss gently. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Mixed Green Salad

12 C Assorted Salad Greens -- to 14 C, Boston, red
-- leaf, romaine, etc.
2 Nectarines -- slic in wedges
1/3 C Walnuts -- toasted, *

Balsamic Vinaigrette:
2/3 C Olive Oil
2 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
1/4 C Orange Juice
1 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
1 Clove Garlic -- mashed
1/4 Tsp Salt
Black Pepper -- to taste

A colorful array of greenery tossed with a savory balsamic vinaigrette.
Whenever nectarines are available, especially during the summer season,
I slice up 2 of the succulent fruits and add them to the salad. They
lend a delightfully refreshing touch. This recipe won 1st prize in a
salad contest run by a Boston area newspaper.

1. Choose at least three of the varied salad greens - I usually select
Boston and red leaf as my base and add two other types for their
color and flavor.

2. Wash the greens, pat dry, and pile them into a large salad bowl.
Adorn the greenery with the fruit and toasted walnuts.
3. Beat together the oil, vinegar, orange juice, mustard, garlic, salt,
and pepper in a bowl.

4. Pour the dressing over the greenery and toss well to coat evenly.
Present at once.

6 portions

Mock Hard-Cooked Eggs

8 Oz Egg Beaters. 99% Egg Substitute -- or substitute

In an 8" skillet, pour Egg Beaters, or substitute. Cover tightly; cook
over low heat 10 min or until just set. Remove from heat; let stand,
covered for 10 min. Remove from skillet and cool completely. Chop and
use in your favorite egg salad recipe or sprinkle over salads or

NOTES : MAKES: 1 Cup chopped mock eggs

Mos' Nilly Guacamole

1 each Large avocado
2 teaspoons Lea & Perrins
1 each Clove garlic
1 tablespoon Salt
4 ounces Feta cheese
2 tablespoons Olive oil
1 tablespoon Poupon or creole mustard
1 tablespoon Lemon juice
2 tablespoons Wine vinegar
3/4 cup Chopped parsley or cilantro
2 teaspoons Louisiana hot sauce
1 cup Chopped tomatoes
Lettuce -- as bed for serving

Mash garlic with salt to make a gritty paste, Add avocado and mash some
more. Pour lemon juice over avocado so that it will keep its color. Stir well.

Add olive oil, add Louisiana hot sauce, stir, add Lea & Perrins
Worcestershire sauce, stir, and add wine vinegar. Stir. Add Mustard.
Stir. Crumble a good quantity of feta cheese in the dressing. Add chopped tomatoes and parsley. Stir well and serve over lettuce. This is also good for dipping. Makes about 3 cups.

Mr. Food's British Pepper Salad

4 green bell peppers -- cored/in 8 chunks
4 red bell peppers -- cored/in 8 chunks
1/8 cup Worcestershire sauce
1 1/4 cups ketchup
1 can (6oz) black olives -- (pitted), drained
1 clove garlic -- crushed

Fill a 2-quart saucepan three quarters full with water; bring to a boil
then reduce the heat to medium. Add the peppers and stir gently once.
After 2-3 minutes, when the peppers are still quite firm and just beginning to soften, remove them from the saucepan, draining any excess water. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Add the peppers and toss to coat. Cover and chill for 1 hour or until ready to serve.

Mr. Food's Taco Salad

1 pound ground beef
1 package taco seasoning mix -- (1 1/4 oz.)
1 medium iceberg lettuce -- chopped (about 8 C.)
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese -- (8 oz.)
1 can(16oz) kidney beans -- rinsed and drained
2 large tomatoes -- diced (about 2 C.)
2 cans sliced black olives -- (2.25oz ea);drained
1 bag(14.5oz) tortilla chips -- (ranch); crushed
1 bottle(16oz) french salad dressing -- (sweet&spicy)

In a medium-sized skillet, brown the ground beef with the taco seasoning
mix, stirring to break up the meat; drain and cool. In an extra-large
salad bowl, layer half of the lettuce, then half of the cheese, beans, ground beef, tomatoes, and olives. Repeat the layers once more, then top with crushed tortilla chips. Before serving, add the dressing and toss well to coat. Yield: 12 servings


2 cups Diced peeled potatoes (about -- 1 lb.)
1 Recipe Old-Fashioned Egg -- Salad (see previous
1/4 cup Mayonnaise
1 teaspoon Prepared mustard
1/2 teaspoon Dried minced onion
1/4 teaspoon Salt
Lettuce leaves
Sliced radishes -- optional

In a saucepan, cover potatoes with water and cook until tender but firm. Drain and cool. In a bowl, combine egg salad, mayonnaise, mustard, onion and salt. Stir in cooled potatoes. Cover and chill. Serve on lettuce leaves; garnish with radishes, if desired.

My Favorite Coleslaw

1 cabbage head
1 onion -- minced
2 tablespoons salad vinegar
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup mayonnaise -- * see note
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
paprika -- optional
green bell peppers, slivered -- optional
red bell peppers, slivered -- optional
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard -- optional
1/4 teaspoon celery seed -- optional

* Use only real mayonnaise, not salad dressing. This coleslaw must be
allowed to blend flavors in refrigerator for 2 hours or more (overnight is best) for best taste.

Shred cabbage in VERY thin strands. Sprinkle evenly with vinegar,
minced onion, fresh ground black pepper and sugar. Put into airtight bowl or plastic bag and refrigerator for 1 hour or more.

Mix sour cream, mayonnaise, dry mustard (if desired) and salt. If
using green and red sweet peppers, sliver them before adding to sour cream mixture. Add celery seeds at this time also if you are using them. Add this mixture to chilled cabbage and shake in plastic bags or stir gently to mix thoroughly. Place back in refrigerator for 2 hours or more.

New England Style Potato Salad

3 pounds potatoes -- cooked
1 cup celery -- diced
5 tablespoons vinegar
2 teaspoons salt
4 eggs -- hard-cooked, sieved
1 pint sour cream
1 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 tablespoons mustard
1/2 clove garlic -- crushed
1 n -- chopped

1/2 cup olives -- sliced

Peel potatoes, cut into 1/2 inch cubes and chill. Add celery, 3 tbs.
vinegar and salt. Fold eggs into sour cream, add remaining vinegar,
pepper, mustard, garlic and onion. Place potato mixture in salad bowl, add dressing and toss well. Garnish with olives.

No-Fat Italian Dressing

1/4 cup Lemon juice
1/4 cup Cider vinegar
1/4 cup Apple juice -- unsweetened
1/2 teaspoon Oregano
1/2 teaspoon Dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon Onion powder
10 milliliters Garlic -- cut in half
1/2 teaspoon Paprika
1/4 teaspoon Basil
1/8 teaspoon Thyme
1/8 teaspoon Rosemary

Combine all ingredients. Chill for an hour or two at least to allow herbs to blend. Remove garlic clove pieces before serving. Makes 12 tablespoons.



Chicken breasts
1/2 cup Pecans
Med peaches -- ripe
4 tablespoons Mayonnaise
2 tablespoons Sour cream
2 teaspoons Lemon juice
3/4 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Pepper
1 teaspoon Brown sugar

Place chicken in a saucepan, breast side down, in 1-1/2 in of water.
Cover. Simmer for 20 mins until chicken is fork-tender. Cool. Cut into
bite-size pieces. During this time, toast pecans at 350 for 10 mins.
Remove. Coarsely break up. Pare peaches, if desired. Cut into 3/4in
pieces. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon juice, salt, pepper and brown sugar. Toss gently with the chicken, pecans and peaches. Serve on a green leaf lettuce.

Peanut Butter Noodles

8 ounces Pasta -- linguine (1 package)
3 teaspoons Peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon -Salt
2 tablespoons Soy sauce
1 tablespoon Sesame oil (can substitute o
1 teaspoon Sugar
1/2 teaspoon Vinegar -- white wine
2 Garlic cloves -- minced
1 teaspoon Onion -- grated or minced

Cook linguine according to package instructions in boiling water; drain.
In large bowl, mix all the remaining ingredients together. Add linguine to sauce and toss to coat well. Refrigerate.


4 each Rib eye steaks -- 1"
1 cup Heavy cream
2 tablespoons Butter
1 tablespoon Peppercorns -- *
1/2 cup Sherry

*Drained canned and mashed The following green peppercorn sauce can be
made many good cuts of steak but I prefer a rib eye or New York cut:
Pat steaks dry and season with salt and pepper. In a heavy skillet, heat the butter over moderately high heat until it is hot.
Saute the steaks for 3 minutes on each each side for medium rare.
Transfer the steaks to a warm platter and keep warm, covered loosely in
the oven. Add sherry to the skillet, and deglaze it, scraping up the brown bits and boil the sherry, stirring, until it is reduced by half. Add cream and peppercorns and boil the sauce, stirring, until it is thickened slightly. Add the steaks, simmer the mixture, turning the steaks to coat them with the sauce for 1 minute. Transfer the steaks to a heated platter.

Perfection Salad

2 each Envelopes Unflavored Gelatin
1/3 cup Lemon Juice
2 3/4 cups Water
1/2 cup Sugar
1/4 cup Cider Vinegar
1/2 teaspoon Salt
2 cups Finely Shredded Cabbage
1 cup Chopped Celery
1/2 cup Chopped Green Pepper
2 ounces (1 jar) Slice Pimientos *

* Drain and chop the jar of pimientos.

In medium saucepan, soften gelatine in lemon juice; to stand 1 minute. Over low heat, cook until gelatine dissolves. Add water, sugar, vinegar and salt; stir until sugar disssolves.

Chill until partially set. Fold in remaining ingredients; pour into
lightly oiled 6-cup mold.

Chill until set, about 3 hours or overnight.
Refrigerate leftovers.

Picnic Potato Salad

10 pounds Potatoes
1 cup Celery -- finely chopped
8 each Eggs -- hard-boiled
1 cup Fresh parsley -- finely chopped
2 cups Dill relish
1 1/2 pints Mayonnaise
1 cup Sweet relish
1/2 cup Yellow mustard
2 cups Salad olives -- chopped
Salt -- to taste
2 cups Onions -- finely chopped
Louisiana hot sauce

Boil potatoes in their jackets. Let cool, then peel and chop into large chunks. Mix mayonnaise, yellow mustard, Louisiana hot sauce, and salt together. Add potatoes, along with the rest of the ingredients, and mix well. You can make this the day before and refrigerate it overnight. You may need to put a little more dressing on it if it is a little dry.

Pineapple Coleslaw

1 can chunk pineapple -- reserve juice
1/4 pound green cabbage -- shredded
1/2 pound carrots -- shredded
1/4 pound red cabbage -- shredded
1/2 cup sunflower seeds -- lightly toasted
2 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate -- undiluted
1/4 teaspoon salt

Drain pineapple, saving 2 tablespoons juice. In a bowl, combine pineapple cabbage, carrots, and sunflower seeds.
In separate bowl mix fat-free mayonnaise, orange juice, pineapple juice
and salt. Pour over salad mixture, toss, and chill.

Pistachio Salad

1 lg. pkg pistachio pudding mix -- dry
1 lg. cont Cool Whip -- thawed
1 large can fruit cocktail
1 cup nuts
1 cup chopped cherries
cherries halves
pecan halves

Mix pistachio, cool whip, and fruit cocktail , and nuts and cherries. Put in a 9 x13x2 inch baking dish . Chill . Cut into desired size . Put a cherry half or a pecan half on every other .

Pizza salad

1 pound macaroni, whole-wheat -- Spirals
1 can black olives -- drained
1 large green pepper -- diced
1 large tomato -- diced
1 large onion -- diced
1 small pepperoni slices
1 package Cheddar cheese -- Cracker Barrel
16 ounces Italian salad dressing, low calorie -- Good Seasons

Mix all ingredients together.

Pizzalinni Greek Salad Dressing

1/2 teaspoon Dry Mustard
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 each Large Egg
1 1/4 cups Salad Oil
1 tablespoon White Vinegar
2 tablespoons Lemon Juice
6 each Cloves Garlic -- finely minced
1 teaspoon Dried Oregano
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 dash Pepper (to taste)

In a small but deep bowl, mix mustard, salt, egg and vinegar. Add oil one drop at a time, beating constantly, until about one-third of the oil have been added. (Once the mixture begins to thicken, oil can be added several drops at a time). Slowly beat in remaining oil and lemon juice. Stir in minced garlic, oregano, worcestershire sauce.
Add pepper. Refrigerate mixture. Makes about 1 1/4 cups.

Potato Salad

2 1/2 pounds maine potatoes
2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
8 ounces Mayonnaise -- Hellmann's Brand
1 stalk celery -- finely chopped
1 medium onion -- finely chopped
1 green bell pepper -- cored, seeded, chop
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon Black pepper -- freshly ground
pinch cayenne pepper
- Large pinch, plus more for granish

1) Wash the potatoes but don't peel them. Place the potatoes in a large pot with enough water to cover them. Heat to boiling, then reduce the heat to a simmer. Cook the potatoes until they are tender but not mushy, about 30 minutes. Drain them and cool.

2) Peel the potatoes - a butter knife works well. Finely chop the
potatoes and place them in a large bowl. Add the remaining ingredients and beat well until blended. The potato salad should be the consistency of a chunky puree. Taste it and add more cayenne, salt, or pepper if necessary. Transfer to a serving bowl and sprinkle lightly with cayenne pepper.

Potato Salad With Beer Dressing

6 each Potatoes -- medium
4 each Bacon -- slices
1 tablespoon Onion -- chopped
1 each Celery; stalk -- chopped
1 teaspoon Salt
2 tablespoons Butter
2 tablespoons Unbleached flour
1/2 teaspoon Mustard -- dry
1 tablespoon Sugar
1 cup Beer -- any brand
1/2 teaspoon Tobasco sauce
2 tablespoons Parsley -- chopped fresh

Boil potatoes in medium-size saucepan until just tender. Peel and slice. Fry bacon until crisp. Break into small pieces and mix with onion, celery and salt; set aside. Stir melted butter and flour in a small saucepan until blended. Add mustard and sugar.

Slowly stir in beer and Tabasco sauce. Bring to boil, stirring constantly. Pour over potatoes. Sprinkle with parsley. Toss lightly and let stand 1 hour. Add bacon mixture; toss gently and serve.


3/4 pound Skinless chicken breasts
2 teaspoons Salt
1 Garlic clove -- peeled
1 slice Fresh ginger -- peeled
2 Scallions -- with green tops trim
2 teaspoons Chili bean sauce
2 teaspoons Dark soy sauce
1 teaspoon Sugar
2 teaspoons White rice vinegar
2 teaspoons Sesame paste -- =OR=- peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Freshly ground black pepper
2 teaspoons Sesame oil
1/2 pound Iceberg lettuce -- finely shredded
2 tablespoons White rice vinegar

REMOVE THE SKIN FROM THE CHICKEN BREASTS and place breasts in a pot. Put in enough cold water to cover the chicken, add the salt. Bring the mixture to a simmer, cook for 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and cover tightly. Let the chicken sit in the hot water for 10 minutes. While the chicken is sitting, combine the sauce mixture ingredients together in a blender and set aside.

Toss the lettuce with the white rice vinegar and place on a platter.
Remove the chicken and allow to cool. Pull off the meat, finely shred and toss with the sauce. Place the chicken with sauce on top of the lettuce and serve at once.

Quick Spinach Salad With Sprouts

1 pound Spinach
1/2 cup Alfalfa Sprouts
1/4 cup Feta Cheese -- crumbled
2 tablespoons Sunflower Seeds
2 tablespoons Olive Oil
2 tablespoons Lemon Juice
2 tablespoons Water
1 each Garlic Clove, small -- minced
1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
Freshly Ground Black Pepper


* Cubed skim-milk mozzarella cheese can be used instead of crumbled

Feta cheese. Rice vinegar, cider vinegar or balsamic vinegar can be used instead of lemon juice. Trim, wash and dry spinach. Tear into bite-sized pieces to make about 10 cups, lightly packed. Place in salad bowl. Add alfalfa sprouts, cheese and sunflower seeds. In small measuring cup, bowl or jar with screw top, combine oil, lemon juice, water, garlic, mustard, salt and pepper.

Mix well.

Quinoa Super Salad

5 ups quinoa, cooked -- (basic recipe)
1 cup carrots -- chopped
3/4 cup parsley -- minced
1 cup sunflower seeds
4 cloves garlic, minced -- or to taste
1/4 cup olive oil -- or less
1/4 cup soy sauce or tamari -- Try braggs aminos
1/2 cup lemon juice
black olives

Cook quinoa. let cool. Add carrots, parsley sunflower seed and garlic to quinoa. Mix thoroughly. Combine liquids, pour over quinoa and toss well. Garnish with tomato wedges and olives.



2 pounds Chicken breasts *
1 pound Asparagus **
1/2 cup Water
1 cup Mayonnaise
2 tablespoons Lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoons Tarragon -- dried crushd
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/8 teaspoon Pepper
1 Carrot -- shredded
1 Red pepper -- chopped
3 Green onions -- minced
1 pound Egg Bread -- oval loaf unslice

* Boned, skinned and split ** Cut diagnally in 1/2 inch pieces

1. In 13 x 9 x 2-inch microwave-safe baking dish, arrange chicken breasts with thicker portions toward outside. Cover with plastic wrap; turn back one corner to vent. Cook on HIGH 10 minutes, turning chicken over after 5 minutes. Let cool in dish.

2. In medium glass bowl, combine asparagus and water. Cover; vent. Cook on HIGH 3 minutes; drain. Rince with cold water; drain. Set aside.

3. In bowl, whisk mayonnaise with lemon juice, tarragon, salt and pepper until blended. Stir in asparagus, carrot, red pepper and onions. Cut chicken into 1-inch pieces. Stir into mayonnaise mixture.

4. With serrated knife, cut off a thin slice from top of bread;
remove inside (reserve for other use), leaving a 1/2-inch shell. Spoon
salad into bread shell, mounding slightly. If desired, garnish with fresh tarragon. To serve, cut into wedges. Makes 8 to 10 servings.


4 Tomatoes -- chopped
1 Green pepper -- cubed
1 Yellow pepper -- cubed
1/2 Hot pepper -- chopped
3 tablespoons Olive oil
3 tablespoons Red wine vinegar
1 Clove garlic -- minced
2 tablespoons Chopped parsley
1 tablespoon Chili powder
2 cups Cooked pasta
1/2 cup Jack cheese -- cubed
2 tablespoons Sunflower seeds

Combine vegetables in large bowl. Combine oil, vinegar, garlic, parsley, chili powder, salt & pepper to taste. Pour over vegetable mixture. Stir in cooked pasta, sprinkle with cheese and sunflower seeds, toss. Chill.


1 Onion -- chopped
4 Tomatoes -- chopped
1 Head lettuce -- chopped
1 1/4 cups Cheddar cheese -- grated
3/4 cup Italian dressing
1 pound Ground meat, beef, turkey -- or chicken
15 ounces Kidney beans -- drained
1/4 teaspoon Vegetable seasoning
1 Bag tortilla chips -- crushed
1 large Avocado -- sliced
7 1/2 ounces Olives

Toss onion, tomatoes, lettuce and cheese with Italian dressing; set aside. Brown meat; add drained beans and vegetable seasoning; simmer 10 minutes. Mix with cold salad. Toss in crushed tortilla chips and avocado slices. Garnish with olives, if desired.

Tex-Mex Tuna Salad

2 cans Solid white tuna in water -- drained and flaked (
1/2 cup Sliced ripe olives
1/2 cup Sliced green onions w/tops
1/2 cup Thinly sliced celery
2/3 cup Pace Picante Sauce
1/2 cup Dairy sour cream
1 teaspoon Ground cumin
Lettuce leaves -- OR
Shredded lettuce
12 Taco shells -- OR
3 cups Tortilla chips

Combine tuna, olives, green onions and celery in medium bowl. Combine Pace Picante Sauce, sour cream and cumin; mix well. Pour over tuna mixture; toss lightly. To serve, line taco shells with lettuce leaves; spoon tuna mixture into shells. Or, line individual serving plates with shredded lettuce; top with tuna mixture and surround with tortilla chips.

Drizzle with additional Pace Picante Sauce; top with additional sour
cream, if desired.


1 Pomelo -- -=OR=-
1 -Grapefruit (sweet ruby red)
1 Whole cooked chicken breast -- hand-shredded
1 teaspoon Chopped red chili -- (or to taste)
1 tablespoon Fish sauce (nam pla)
1 teaspoon Sugar
1 small Lime -- juiced
1 Head of leaf lettuce -- (for garnish)
1 tablespoon Chopped fresh coriander
2 tablespoons Crisp Fried Shallot Flakes -- (Instructions follow
1/4 cup Chopped roasted peanuts
6 Shallots -- thinly sliced
1 cup Vegetable oil

Pomelo looks like a thick-skinned, oversized grapefruit, and it is sweeter than the normal grapefruit.

PEEL AND SEPARATE pomelo segments. Remove and discard membranes. Gently
flake the flesh. If using grapefruit, drain excess juice. Chill. In large bowl, combine pomelo and shredded chicken. Mix together the chopped red chili with fish sauce, sugar and lime juice; toss with chicken mixture.

Arrange on a bed of lettuce, garnish with coriander leaves, peanuts, and 2 teaspoons of the Crisp Fried Shallot Flakes.

CRISP FRIED SHALLOT FLAKES: Slice shallots into thin slices. Be sure they are all the same thinness to ensure even cooking. Heat a pan with the vegetable oil over medium heat. Add shallots and fry slowly until browned and crisp, about 5 to 10 minutes. The moisture in the shallots should be completely cooked out. Drain on paper towel. Stored in an air-tight container, the shallots will keep several weeks.

Vidalia Onion, Tomato, and Basil Salad

Vidalia Onion, Tomato, and Basil Salad

1 Vidalia onion -- large
2 tomatoes -- large
1/2 pound mozzarella cheese, part skim milk -- sliced
6 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons wine vinegar
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves -- chopped
black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic -- finely minced

* Garlic is optional.

Slice the tomatoes and cheese into thick slices. Slice the Vidalia
onion into thin slices; chill for best flavor. If Vidalias are not
available substitute Walla Walla, Maui Sweet or Texas 1015.

On salad plates, arrange the tomatoes, onion and cheese in
overlapping design.

In a large measuring cup combine the oil, vinegar, garlic and black
pepper. Use a whisk to blend well. While still stirring, pour over the
vegetables. Garnish with chopped basil. Serve immediately.


1 cup Olive oil
1/4 cup Fresh Pesto sauce
1/2 teaspoon Seasoned salt
1 pound Chicken breasts,skinned -- bone
1 each Sliced blanched zucchini
1/3 cup Fresh lemon juice
1 each Egg yolk
1/2 teaspoon White pepper
9 ounces Fresh Angel's Hair pasta
1/2 cup Pine nuts

In a medium bowl,place oil,lemon juice,pesto sauce,egg yolk,seasoned salt and pepper. Whisk together until well blended. Reserve 1/4 cup mixture. Broil chicken breast halves on both sides until tender. Slice
chicken,crosswise,unto 1" wide strips. Toss remaining oil mixture with hot cooked,drained pasta and zucchini. Arrange on a serving platter. Place chicken slices over pasta;sprinkle with pine nuts. Pour reserved oil mixture over salad. Serve immediately or chill.

Warm Bean and Tomato Salad with Basil

1/2 pound Green Beans -- ends removed
3 tablespoons Olive Oil
2 each Large Dry Shallots -- chopped
1 tablespoon Balsamic or Red Wine Vinegar
1 cup Chickpeas -- drained 19oz
2 each Tomatoes, seeded -- chopped
2 tablespoons Fresh Basil -- chopped
1 tablespoon Lemon Juice -- fresh
Freshly Ground Black Pepper

* You can use 1 teaspoon of dried basil instead of the fresh stuff.

Remove the ends from the beans and cut into 1 12 inch lengths. Cook in
boiling water until just tender, about 5 - 7 minutes. Drain well.
Meanwhile heat one tablespoon of oil in a large frypan over medium heat; cook the shallots until softened, about 2 minutes. Add balsamic vinegar and cook until liquid is reduced. Drain chickpeas and stir in chickpeas and green beans; cook until heated through, about 2 minutes.

In a serving bowl, combine the bean mixture with tomatoes, olives and basil. Whisk together the remaining oil with lemon juice and pour over salad; season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve warm or at room temperature. Serves 2 as main course, 4 as side dish.

Warm Goat Cheese Salad

1 head Boston lettuce
1 head red leaf lettuce
1 1/2 ounces goat cheese -- per person
3 tablespoons pine nuts -- chopped
2 tablespoons bread crumbs
olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons vegetable oil

For the dressing, just mix the lemon juice and vinegar and add the oils
while whisking. Combine the pinenuts and bread crumbs in a small bowl.
Cut the goat cheese into 1.5 oz slices. Coat the slices with olive oil
and roll them in the pinenut mixture. Add any extra hazelnut mixture to the dressing. Break the lettuce into bite size pieces and dress. Place the goat cheese slices on a oiled sheet and bake at 350 degrees until they begin melting. Then toast the goat cheese until the tops are brown. Serve in individual dishes with one goat cheese slice per bowl.

Warm Red Cabbage Salad

1 small red cabbage -- about 18 oz
1 red apple -- crisp
1 clove garlic -- finely chopped
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1 red onion -- quartered and thinly
4 ounces goat cheese -- broken into large pi
1 tablespoon parsley -- chopped
1/2 teaspoon fresh marjoram -- finely chop,or 1/8 t
salt, pepper

Quarter and core the cabbage. Cut the wedges into thin pieces, 2 to 3
inches long and set aside. Cut apple lengthwise into sixths, cut out the core, then slice the pieces thinly, crosswise. Put the garlic, vinegar, and oil in a wide saute pan over a medium-high flame. As soon as they are hot, add the onion and saute for 30 seconds. Add the cabbage, and cook for about 2 minutes. Season with salt, freshly ground black pepper, and more vinegar, if necessary. Add the goat cheese, apple, and herbs. Toss briefly and carefully before serving.

Warmer Kartoffelsalat (Hot Potato Salad)

3 each Potatoes;Med -- Boiled In Skins
3 each Bacon -- Slices
1/4 cup Onion -- Chopped
1 tablespoon Unbleached Flour
2 teaspoons Sugar
3/4 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Celery Seeds
1/4 teaspoon Pepper
3/8 cup -- Water
2 1/2 tablespoons Vinegar

Peel potatoes and slice paper thin. Saute bacon slowly in a frypan, then drain on paper towels. Saute onion in bacon fat until golden brown. Blend in flour, sugar, salt, celery seeds, and pepper. Cook over low heat, stirring until smooth and bubbly. Remove from heat.
Stir in water and vinegar. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly.
Boil for 1 minute. Carefully stir in the potatoes and crumbled bacon bits. Remove from heat, cover and let stand until ready to serve.


1 Pomelo or ruby red -- grapefruit
1 small Whole cooked chicken breast
1 cup Cooked shrimp
1 teaspoon Chopped red chile
1 1/2 tablespoons Thai fish sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons Sugar
Juice from 1 large lime
1 1/2 tablespoons Chopped fresh coriander
1 small Head red leaf lettuce -- for

1/4 cup Roasted peanuts -- chopped
Fresh red chile -- julienned
6 Shallots -- thinly sliced
1 cup Vegetable oil

Peel and separate pomelo or grapefruit into segments. Remove the
membranes. Seed. Gently flake the flesh apart into a bowl. Chill.
Hand shred the chicken. Add chicken and shrimp to pomelo.

In a small bowl mix together the chopped red chile with fish sauce,
sugar, lime juice and coriander; toss with pomelo chicken mixture.

Arrange the lettuce on a serving platter. Put the fruit mixture over the lettuce. Top with peanuts and 2 tablespoons of Crisp Fried Shallot
Flakes, and garnish with red chile slivers.

CRISP FRIED SHALLOT FLAKES: Slice shallots into thin slices. Be sure they are all of the same thinness to ensure even cooking. Heat a pan with the vegetable oil over medium heat. Add shallots and fry slowly until browned and crisp, 5 to 10 minutes. The moisture in the shallots should be completely cooked out. Drain on paper towel. Store in an air-tight container. Will keep several weeks.

Zucchini and Mushroom Salad

Zucchini and Mushroom Salad

1 pound button mushrooms
8 small zucchini
1/4 cup wine vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
2 sprigs fresh tarragon
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup dry white wine

Clean the mushrooms. Cut the zucchini into 1 inch lengths. Place all
ingredients in a pot. Simmer until the zucchini is just tender. Turn off heat. Place lid on pot and leave for 15 minutes. Place the drained
vegetables in a bowl, reserving the cooking liquid. Place this liquid
back in the pot and cook until reduced to about 1/3 cup. Discard the
tarragon. Pour over the vegetables and lightly chill (don't over-chill or it will kill the flavor). Throw on a little finely chopped parsley before serving.


1/4 cup Italian dressing

Cube zucchini and wedge tomatoes. Add Italian dressing to lightly cover vegetables. For a zestier taste, add Italian seasonings and garlic powder.

Zucchini Fiesta Salad

1/2 pound Small zucchini*
1/2 pound Small crookneck squash*
2 tablespoons Lemon juice
1/4 cup Salad oil
1/2 teaspoon Salt
Dash of pepper -- ground cumin
1 each Green onion -- thinly sliced
1/3 cup Diced green chilies
1/3 cup Pimento-stuffed olives**
1 package (3 oz.) cream cheese***
1 each Small avocado
Lettuce leaves
Fresh coriander (cilantro)

* Cut crosswise in 1/4 inch-thick slices. ** Cut in half crosswise.
*** Cut in 3/4-inch cubes.

Steam zucchini and crookneck squash over boiling water until crisp-tender (about 3 minutes). Plunge into ice water to cool; drain well. In a large bowl, combine lemon juice, oil, salt pepper, and cumin. Add drained squash and stir lightly; chill for 30 minutes. Add onion, chilies, olives, and cheese.

Peel and pit avocado; cut into small cubes. Add to salad and mix lightly. To serve, arrange lettuce leaves on 4 salad plates. Mound equal portions of salad on each plate. Garnish each salad with a sprig of coriander.

Zucchini Salad

2 medium zucchini -- shredded
2 teaspoons salt
1 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon cumin seed
black pepper
2 tablespoons onion -- grated

In a colander, sprinkle zucchini with salt and allow to stand 15
minutes. Squeeze as much moisture as possible from zucchini. Combine
remaining ingredients in ceramic bowl. Stir in zucchini. Chill at least
one hour



1 cup Coriander -- chopped
3 Scallions (including tops) -- minced
2 Chicken breasts -- boneless
3 tablespoons Butter or margarine
1/4 cup Sesame seeds -- toasted
Garlic clove -- minced
1/2 Head of iceberg lettuce -- shredded
1 tablespoon Dry mustard
1 tablespoon -Water
1/2 cup Sesame oil
1/2 cup Salad oil
1/4 cup Soy sauce
3 teaspoons Sugar
1 tablespoon Lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon Chinese 5-spice powder

Cut chicken into strips (optional: soak in soy sauce for one hour).

Fry chicken in butter and garlic until brown. Reduce heat and simmer until done. Cool in the refrigerator. Toss cooled chicken with coriander, sesame seeds and scallions. Toss in sesame dressing (see below). Serve over a bed of shredded lettuce.

DRESSING: Make a paste of mustard and water. Blend in other ingredients until homogeneous. Optional: let dressing sit at room temperature over night to get well-blended mixture (but it tastes fine freshly made, too)


2 cups Corn Kernels -- cooked
16 ounces Black Beans ;Can, rinsed
-- drained
1 Red pepper -- diced
4 tablespoons Olive oil
2 tablespoons Wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon Cumin
2 tablespoons Coriander -- sprinkle chopped

Combine 2 cups cooked corn kernels, 16 ounce can rinsed and drained black beans, 1 diced red pepper, 4 teaspoons olive oil, 2 tablespoons wine vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon cumin and salt and pepper to taste. Mix well, sprinkle with 2 tablespoons chopped coriander.

Cottage Cheese Salad

1 package cherry jello -- large
1 c crushed pineapple
1 carton cool whip
1 container cottage cheese
12 slliced cherries

Mix dry jello with drained pineapple
Add cottage cheese and cherries
Fold in cool whip
Chill and serve.

Counterfeit Tuna Salad

2 cups Carrots -- finely shredded
1/2 small Onion -- grated (1 tb)
1/2 cup Celery -- chopped fine
2 tablespoons Sweet pickle relish
1 tablespoon Lemon juice
1/4 cup Mayonnaise
Salt & Pepper

In a medium bowl, combine carrots, onion, celery and relish. In a small
bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Add to carrot mixture, mixing well.

Chill several hours or overnight to blend flavors.

Crawfish and Egg Salad

3 Each Eggs, hard boiled
1 Tablespoon Durkee's famous sauce
1 Pound Chopped crawfish or shrimp
2 Tablespoons Mayonnaise
Salt, if needed
2 Tablespoons Dill pickles, finely chopped
1 Teaspoon Red cayenne pepper
1 Teaspoon Poupon mustard

To cook crawfish: In a saucepan bring 2 quarts water to boil with 2 tsp
salt and 1/2 tsp of red pepper. Add peeled crawfish tails to water. Bring to boil and remove from heat immediately. Drain and cool. Chop hard-boiled eggs.

Chop crawfish and mix with eggs. Add pickles. Mix mustard, Durkee's,
and mayonnaise and add to egg mixture. If needed, add more pepper and salt.


3 Chicken breast -- whole
1 cup Chicken broth
3/4 cup Rice
2 Mangoes
3 Green onions -- chopped
3 tablespoons French dressing
1 Mango
1/2 cup Light cream
1/4 cup Thousand island dressing
1 tablespoon Mint -- chopped
1 tablespoon Mango chutney

Place chicken stock in pan, add chicken; cover and bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes or until chicken is tender; drain and cool. Add rice gradually to a large pan of boiling water. Boil rapidly, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until rice is tender; drain and cool. Cut mango into thin strips. Cut chicken into slices. Make dressing by combining all ingredients in a blender. Combine rice, onions and French dressing in a bowl. Place on plates; top with chicken and mango dressing.

Creamy Fruit Salad

1 cup Strawberries -- quartered
1 cup Cantaloupe -- chunked
6 each Strawberries -- whole
1 each Apple -- cored and chopped
20 each Grapes -- seedless green
1/2 cup Pineapple -- chunked
1/2 cup Mandarin orange sections*
1 1/2 cups Topping*
2 tablespoons Coconut -- shredded & toasted

In 2 quart bowl combine fruits except whole berries; cover with plastic
wrap and refrigerate until well chilled, at least 2 hours. To serve: into each of 6 parfait or sundae glasses spoon 2 T whipped topping* thawed frozen non-dairy) and top each portion with 1/4 c.
fruit mixture. Top each portion of fruit with 1 T whipped topping, then an equal amount of remaining fruit mixture. Spoon 1 T whipped topping onto each portion of fruit, sprinkle with 1 t coconut, and granish with 1 berry.

Creamy Kidney Bean Salad

2 cans Light Red Kidney Beans
1/4 cup Onion -- chopped fine
1/4 cup Celery -- chopped fine
1/4 cup Carrot -- chopped fine
2 teaspoons Vinegar
1/8 cup Mayonnaise
3/8 cup mayonnaise-type salad dressing
1 teaspoon Mustard
1 teaspoon relish

Place beans in a saucepan, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for
five min. or until desired doneness. Place chopped vegetables in a
microwave safe dish and nuke for two min. Drain beans, reserving liquid.

Let beans and veggies cool to room temperature.
Combine mayo, salad dressing, vinegar, mustard, and 6 T. reserved liquid, and mix well.

Combine beans, chopped vegetables, relish and sauce and mix. Chill before serving.

Crunchy Refrigerator Coleslaw

1 cabbage head -- shredded
1 cup green peppers -- julienned
2 carrots -- shredded
1 Bermuda onions -- minced
1 cup Jicama
1 cup sugar
--- Dressing: ---
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon celery seed
teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon cilantro -- minced
1 teaspoon fresh parsley
1/4 teaspoon ground basil
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1 cup cider vinegar

* Add julienned or chopped jicama just before serving.

1. Shred the cabbage very thin. Combine with pepper, minced onion,
and carrots. Sprinkle with sugar, being sure to stir and sprinkle so sugar reaches all the cabbage.

2. In a saucepan, combine all the dressing ingredients. Bring to a
boil; remove from heat. While still hot, pour this over the cabbage
mixture, blending well.

3. Cover and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight. Add jicama and stir
again before serving.

Cucumber and Avocado Salad

1 each English Seedless Cucumber
Chili Pepper
1 tablespoon Fresh Lime Juice
1 teaspoon Minced Onion
Slices -- Sweet Red Pepper
1 each Ripe Avocado -- sliced
Fresh Parsley

Peel and slice the cucumber paper-thin. Season with salt, chili pepper and lime juice. Sprinkle with onion and red pepper slices.
arrange lettuce on 6 serving plates. Pile cucumber mixture in center of
each plate. Add avocado slices and parsley. 6 servings.

Cucumber and Onion Salad

1 medium cucumber -- sliced
1 medium onion -- sliced
2 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons vinegar
1 cup cold water
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Mix together and chill before serving.

Cucumber In Sour Cream Salad

1 each Med cucumber thin sl 3 cups
1 teaspoon Salt
1/2 cup Sour cream
1 tablespoon White vinegar
2 each Drops of tabasco
2 tablespoons Chopped chives
1 teaspoon Dill seed or fresh chop dill
1 each Dash of pepper

Sprinkle the cucumber with salt. Let stand 30 minutes. Drain thoroughly. Dry on paper towel.

Combine sour cream, vinegar, tabasco, chives, dill seed and pepper.
Pour over cucumber. Chill well before using. Garnish with fresh dill.

Cucumber Relish Salad

2 each Cucumbers -- medium
1 1/2 tablespoons Sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons Cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/8 teaspoon Pepper
1/2 cup Sour cream
1 tablespoon Parsley; fresh -- minced

Slice cucumbers paper-thin. Sprinkle slices with sugar, vinegar, salt and pepper. Marinate for 20 minutes, drain off liquid, and toss lightly with sour cream. Top with minced parsley.

Cucumber Salad

1 package Lime gelatin (3 oz.)
1 cup Hot water
1 cup Cucumber -- scrubbed & grated
1/2 cup Onion -- grated
1 cup Sour cream
1 cup Cottage cheese
1 cup Mayonnaise

Dissolve gelatin in hot water. Let cool. Add cucumber and onion to
gelatin. Fold in sour cream, cottage cheese, and mayonnaise. Pour into 6 cup mold and refrigerate at least four hours before serving.

Cucumber-Mint Salad

1 large cucumber
1 small onion -- chopped fine
1 tablespoon fresh mint -- chopped
1/4 cup white vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning

Peel cucumber and chop into 1/4-inch cubes. Combine all ingredients in bowl and mix. Serve at room temperature. Serves 4.

Cucumbers With Yogurt Dressing

1 1/2 cups lowfat yogurt
6 tablespoons scallions -- chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon mustard
3 cucumbers -- sliced
dill weed sprigs -- for garnish

In small bowl, combine the yogurt, scallions, salt, pepper and
mustard. Blend. Add thinly sliced cucumbers and mix well to coat with
dressing. Lay about 2 or 3 dill sprigs on top but do not mix in. Cover
tightly and refrigerate for one hour.


1/4 cup Chopped Tomato
3 tablespoons Peeled -- Chopped Cucumber
3 tablespoons Chopped Green Pepper
1 tablespoon Chopped Purple Onion
1 small Jalapeno Pepper Chopped
1 tablespoon Ground Cumin
1 teaspoon Pepper
4 (4 Oz. ) Chicken Breasts
Boned And Skinned
1 tablespoon Red Wine Vinegar
Cherry Tomatoes (Optional)
Fresh Basil (Optional)

Combine Tomato, Cucumber, Green Pepper, Purple Onion & Jalapeno Pepper in A Small Bowl & Set Aside. Combine Cumin & Pepper. Rub All Sides Of Chicken Breasts With This. Place A Large Cast Iron Skillet Over Medium High Heat Until Hot. Add Chicken & Cook 6 Min. On Each Side OR Until Tender. Remove From Skillet, Reserving Drippings in Skillet. Set Chicken Aside.

Add Vinegar To Pan Drippings & Cook 2 Min, Stirring Constantly. Pour Over Reserved Vegetable Mixture, Tossing Well. Thinly Slice Each Chicken Breast Diagonally Across Grain & Arrangeon Individual Serving Plates. Serve With Reserved Vegetable Mixture. Garnish Each Serving With Cherry Tomatoes & Basil.