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.

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