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From Laraine Perri, Cooking Light, June 2009 This light salad is perfect for lunch or a weeknight dinner, with c...

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 1/2 pounds jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 5 cups arugula leaves
  • 1/2 cup red onion, vertically sliced
  • 1 (15-ounce) can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
4.5/5 (8 Votes)

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The perfect Southern summer dish, this combination of ingredients makes a creamy, cheesy mixture you cannot resist

  • 4 cups frozen peas, thawed
  • 3 large or jumbo eggs, hard boiled, quartered (I would cook three more eggs to chop and put in the salad)
  • 6 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, cubed (I would use more)
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion (you could use white part of scallion)
  • 8 slices thick-sliced bacon, cooked and broken into small pieces
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons Hellmann’s mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons white or apple cider vinegar (for gluten free do not use malt vinegar)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or more, to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, or more, to taste
4.2/5 (25 Votes)

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Traditional Middle Eastern salad

  • 1 cup fine grain Bulgur wheat, soaked overnight in 3 cups water
  • 3/4 cup olive oil (Note, original recipe called for 1 cup. I found this to be too much)
  • 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 bunches Italian flat parsley, stems removed, finely chopped
  • 1 cup tomato, diced (with juice and seeds)
  • 1/2 white onion, finely diced
  • 1 bunch scallions, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped mint leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
4.4/5 (21 Votes)

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Everyone is going to thank you for making this refreshing salad

  • 1 English cucumber, diced
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed
  • 1 1/4 cups corn
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes (I used half red, half yellow)
  • 1/2 cup packed fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 lime
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
4/5 (20 Votes)

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Yummy chicken salad with dried cranberries, celery, toasted pecans, and a creamy curry dressing

  • 2 1/2 cups cooked white chicken, chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup toasted pecans, chopped
  • 1/3 cup celery, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 to 3 medium Fuji or Gala apples, sliced into thin rounds from top to bottom
  • Lettuce leaves, for serving
4.5/5 (6 Votes)

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Try this refreshing Red Fruit Salad with Balsamic Vinegar & Basil

  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 pound cherries, halved and pitted
  • 1 pound strawberries, hulled and quartered
  • 10 medium fresh basil leaves, sliced
  • 1 pound red grapes, halved
  • 6 ounces raspberries
4.3/5 (7 Votes)

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"Berries and goat cheese balance each other beautifully, and this salad enhances the taste experience with mild gre...

  • SALAD:
  • 1 (6-ounce) bag fresh baby arugula
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup raspberries
  • 1/2 cup sliced strawberries
  • 4 ounces crumbled goat cheese
  • 3/4 cup honey-roasted pecans or walnuts
  • HONEY VINAIGRETTE:
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons raspberry vinegar
  • 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Zest of 1 orange
4.5/5 (6 Votes)

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The classic flavor combination of strawberries and bananas come together to make this jello-based sweet dessert tha...

  • 1 (6-ounce) box strawberry or strawberry banana jello mix
  • 2 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 2 small medium bananas, smashed
  • 2 small medium bananas, sliced
  • 1 (10-ounce) bag frozen strawberries, with or without sugar added
  • 1 (8-ounce) tub cool whip
4.1/5 (43 Votes)

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This delicious Italian dish epitomizes summer on a plate

  • 2 tablespoons brined capers, drained
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 (1-pound) eggplant, peeled and cut into 1/3-inch dice
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 celery rib, finely chopped
  • 1 medium tomato, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pine nuts
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1 Hass avocado, diced
4.4/5 (12 Votes)

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Want your fast-food favorite at home? This recipe for Copycat KFC Coleslaw is the perfect way to enjoy a classic si...

  • 1 (1-pound) package coleslaw mix with cabbage and carrots
  • 2 tablespoons minced onion
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Dried parsley
4.3/5 (18 Votes)

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In a bowl add the cooked chicken, apple, grapes, almonds, cranberries, salt and pepper, and garlic powder

  • 2 cooked chicken breasts, diced or shredded
  • 1 apple
  • 1 cup of grapes
  • 1/2 cup of cranberries
  • 1/4 cup of slivered almonds
  • 1/3 cup of light mayo
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
4.3/5 (18 Votes)

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This salad makes a wonderful addition to a nice lunch or dinner

  • DRESSING:
  • 5 ounces organic girl i heart baby kale
  • 2 tangerines or Mandarins, peeled and sliced into segments
  • 1 cup wild rice, cooked
  • 1/2 cup cranberries, dried
  • 1/4 cup almonds, sliced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, diced
  • 3 tablespoons pepitas
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4.4/5 (9 Votes)

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