Berried Avocado Grapefruit Salad

Berried Avocado Grapefruit Salad

Bibb lettuce
2 avocados -- seed, peel, slice
2 cups grapefruit sections
1 cup fresh raspberries
Prepared sweet vinegar and oil dressing

Line serving platter or individual salad plates with lettuce and
watercress. Arrange avocado, grapefruit and raspberries over
and sprinkle with dressing.


2 cups Red onions -- finely chopped
2 tablespoons Olive or Vegetable Oil
1/3 cup Red Wind Vinegar
1/4 cup Chopped Red Pepper
2 tablespoons Minced Parsley
20 milliliters Garlic -- Minced
2 tablespoons NutraSweet (or) Spoonful (tm)
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Pepper
1 cup 15 oz. Great Northern Beans -- Rinsed and Drained
1 cup 15 oz, Black Beans -- Rinsed and Drained

Saute Onions in oil until crisp-tender in a medium skillet; Remove from
heat and cool until warm. Stir in vinegar, red pepper, parsley, garlic, NutraSweet (or) Spoonfull (tm), salt and pepper.

In a serving bowl put the beans, (both types) and pour the onion mixture over them. Mix well and serve.
Makes 8 servings


2 cups Cooked rice -- cooled to room tempe
1 cup Cooked black beans
1 cup Chopped fresh tomato
2 ounces Cheddar cheese (optional) -- - shredded
1 tablespoon Snipped fresh parsley
1/4 cup Light Italian dressing
1 tablespoon Fresh lime juice
Lettuce leaves

Combine rice, beans, tomato, cheese (if desired), and parsley in large
bowl. Pour dressing and lime juice over rice mixture; toss. Serve on lettuce leaves.


2 cups Dried black beans -- - (picked over and r

30 ounces -Canned black beans -- - (rinsed and draine
1/3 cup Freshly squeezed lime juice
1/2 cup Olive oil
1 Garlic clove -- minced
1 teaspoon Fine sea salt
1/8 teaspoon Cayenne pepper
2 Ears corn -- - (kernals cut off)

1 1/2 cups -(thawed) Frozen corn
1 Avocado -- - peeled, stone remo
cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 small Red bell pepper -- seeded
and cut into 1/2" pieces
2 medium Tomatoes -- - cut into 1/2-inch
6 Green onions -- with tops
finely chopped
1 Fresh hot chile pepper -- - seeded and minced
1/2 cup Coarsely chopped cilantro -- - (optional)

If using dried beans, place the beans in a large bowl and add enough water to cover by 2 inches. Place the bowl in a cool place and let the beans soak for 6 to 12 hours. Drain and rinse the beans.

Put the beans into a large pot and add enough fresh water to cover the
beans by 1 inch. Bring to a simmer over medium high heat, reduce the
heat, cover, and simmer until the beans are barely tender. 1-1/2 to 2
hours (depending on the age of the beans). Thoroughly drain the beans and let them cool.

Put the lime juice, olive oil, garlic, salt, and cayenne in a small jar.
Cover with the lid and shake until the ingredients are well mixed.

In a salad bowl, combine the cooked or canned beans, corn, avocado, bell pepper, tomatoes, green onions, chile pepper, and cilantro. Shake the Lime Dressing and pour it over the salad. Stir until well coated. (The salad can be prepared a few hours ahead, but don't add the avocado until serving time. Refrigerate, and adjust the seasonings before serving.)

Makes 4 to 5 main-course servings or 8 to 10 side-dish servings.


2 cups Cooked or canned black beans -- - (rinse & drained c
2 cups Cooked rice
1 1/2 cups Fresh cilantro
1/4 cup Lime juice
3/4 cup Oil
1/2 cup Chopped onion
2 Garlic cloves -- crushed
Freshly ground black pepper

Mix the beans, rice, and cilantro together in a bowl. Place the lime
juice in a small bowl and whisk in the oil. Add the onion and garlic and toss with the rice and beans. Add salt and pepper to taste.


2 cups Cooked rice -- cooled
1 cup Cooked black beans
1 cup Chopped tomatoes
1/2 cup Cheddar cheese, shredded -- op
1 tablespoon Fresh parsley -- snipped
1/4 cup Low calorie italian salad dr
1 tablespoon Fresh lime juice
Lettuce leaves

Leftover black beans and rice combine to make a great lowfat, low
cholesterol salad. Combine rice, beans, tomato, cheese (if desired), and parsley in large bowl. Pour dressing and lime juice over rice mixture; toss. Serve on lettuce leaves.


1/2 can (15 oz) corn -- drained
1/2 can (15 oz) Black beans -- drained
3/4 cup Celery -- chopped
1/4 cup Green onion -- chopped
1/8 cup Cilantro -- chopped
6 ounces Salsa
1/8 cup Red wine vinegar

In a large bowl, combine first five ingredients; mix well. Blend salsa and vinegar. Pour over salad and toss well. Cover and chill.
Spoon onto lettuce leaves.


2/3 cup Black beans -- cooked until
tender and drained
1/2 bn Cilantro -- chopped
1/2 cup Corn
1/3 cup Red bell peppers; seeded -- and diced the size
of the beans
2 tablespoons Olive oil
1 Lime -- juiced
2 dashes Tabasco sauce (or to taste)
Salt (to taste)
Pepper (to taste)

In a medium bowl place all of the ingredients and stir them together. Let the relish sit for 1 hour before serving it.

Black Bean Salad

2 can 15 oz black beans -- rinsed and drained
6 scallions -- thinly sliced
1 cup cherry tomatoes -- quartered
1 small yellow bell pepper -- seeded and diced
2 jalapeno peppers -- seeded and chopped
1/4 cup cilantro -- finely chopped
1/4 cup sherry vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
1 teaspoon cumin -- ground
1/2 teaspoon oregano -- dried
salt and pepper -- to taste

Toss all together and chill for at least an hour.


3 each Garlic cloves -- minced
1/2 each Red onion -- chopped
1/2 each Red bell pepper -- diced
1/2 each Yellow bell pepper -- diced
1 teaspoon Cumin
2 teaspoons Coriander
Juice of 4 limes
1/2 cup Olive oil
1 each Jalapeno pepper -- minced
2 cups Cooked black beans
1 tablespoon Cilantro
2 each Oranges, peeled -- sectioned

Combine first nine ingredients in order in large bowl. Toss on beans &
oranges. Mix to coat. Season to taste with salt & pepper.


1 1/4 cups Dried black beans -- soaked
4 cups Water
1 each Bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 tablespoon Red wine vinegar
1 each Clove garlic -- minced
1/4 teaspoon Cumin
1 teaspoon Hot pepper sauce
1 tablespoon Chopped cilantro
2 tablespoons Olive oil
1/2 each Red pepper -- diced
1/2 each Yellow pepper -- diced
1/2 each Green pepper -- diced
1 each Red onion -- diced
4 each Scallion -- thinly sliced

Drain beans & rinse well. Put in a large pot with the water & bay leaf.
Bring to a boil & simmer for 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Drain.

Combine salt, vinegar, garlic, cumin, hot pepper sauce, cilantro & olive oil in a small bowl. Pour over warm beans. Toss well. Add remaining ingredients. Toss gently, garnish with fresh cilantro & serve at room temperature.


-----FOR CHICKEN-----
1 Bottle prepared Italian
Dressing (8oz)
1/2 cup Dry white wine
4 Chicken breasts halves
Skinned and de-boned
1 tablespoon Dried marjoram leaves
1 tablespoon Dried oregano leaves
1 tablespoon Dried thyme leaves
1 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Black pepper -- freshly ground
1/2 teaspoon Ground red cayenne pepper
1/2 cup Butter or margarine -- melted
-----FOR SALAD-----
1 can 2 oz Anchovies
3 tablespoons Fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon Fresh parsley -- chopped
1 teaspoon Dijon style mustard
1/2 teaspoon Freshly ground black pepper
1 Garlic clove -- crushed
1/4 cup Olive oil
2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese -- grated fresh
10 cups Salad greens -- mixed

BLACKENED CHICKEN Stir dressing and wine in shallow dish to blend; add chicken; marinate 1 hour, turning several times. Grind marjoram, oregano, thyme, salt, black pepper and ground red pepper to fine powder in coffee or spice grinder or mini chop food processor. Spread mixture on plate. Heat 12 inch cast iron skillet over high heat until smoking, 5 to 10 minutes.

Drain chicken; dip into seasoning mixture to coat both sides, shaking off excess. Place in hot skillet; pour 2 T butter over each piece.
Reduce heat to medium; cook chicken 3 to 5 minutes on each side until
cooked through. Serve chicken, sliced, on top of caesar salad. CAESAR SALAD: Use a fork to mash the anchovies into a paste in a small bowl; stir in the lemon juice, worcestershire sauce, chopped fresh parsley, dijon style mustard, freshly ground black pepper and the crushed garlic. Whisk in the cup olive oil, slowly; stir in the freshly grated parmesan cheese. Pour the dressing over mixed salad greens in a large bowl; toss thoroughly to coat.

Blue Cheese Potato Salad

-----Mix together-----
2 bunches green onions -- washed and chopped
5 stalks celery -- chopped
1/2 cup fresh dill -- chopped
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup sour cream
2 teaspoons lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste
---Add about-----
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese -- to 3/4, and mix well

Let mixture sit overnight (very important), as the blue cheese needs to
blend with the dressing. Then, toss dressing with about 5 pounds of
cooked, cut potatoes, more salt, and a little vinegar. I use small red potatoes, and then cut them into quarters or sixths if they are larger. I cut them first and then cook them, just until they are done, and then rinse them in cold water to stop cooking. Then I usually toss them with a little vinegar and salt - remember, potatoes SOAK up salt.

Blue Cheese Salad

1 cup Sour cream
1 cup Mayonnaise
1 tablespoon Dry mustard
1 tablespoon Oregano
1 tablespoon Fresh ground black pepper
4 ounces Blue cheese
1/2 tablespoon Garlic oil
1 tablespoon Lemon juice
1 each Package fresh spinach

Blend the sour cream and mayonnaise together in a bowl. Stir in the
mustard, oregano and black pepper. Crumble the blue cheese and stir into the dressing.

Add the garlic oil and lemon juice and whisk into the dressing. Pour some of the dressing over the spinach and serve. When we are off our collective diet, we can add other garnishes such as cheese, sprouts, croutons, bacon ....the list of fattening goodies will be endless.
Yield 6-8 portions


1/2 cup Salad oil
1 cup Salad dressing
1 tablespoon Mustard
2 tablespoons Vinegar
2 tablespoons Sugar
8 each Potatoes cooked, peeled -- and
1/2 cup Onion-chopped
1/4 cup Pickles-chopped
2 each Celery-chopped
3 each Eggs -- hard-cooked and chop
1 teaspoon Celery seed
Salt -- to taste
Pepper -- to taste

In bowl, mix together oil, salad dressing, mustard, vinegar, and sugar. In large bowl, place diced potatoes. Add onions, pickles, celery, celery seed, and eggs. Salt and pepper to taste. Add dressing.
Toss lightly to coat.

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