GRILLED CHICKEN BREAST AND BEAN SALAD

GRILLED CHICKEN BREAST AND BEAN SALAD

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.


GRILLED SZECHUAN CHICKEN SALAD

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
-----SALAD DRESSING-----
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.


HAM AND BLACK BEAN SALAD


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.


HAWAIIAN CHICKEN SALAD

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.


HERB GARDEN COUSCOUS SALAD

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
-----------salad------------
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.

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