Friday, January 29, 2010

IN THE KITCHEN WITH MAMA MORALLE.......SALAD RECIPES

Halo halo voguerssssss..........lets eat healthy this wkends, fruits n vege, aint it healthy, hehe :):)

Make Great Side Dishes With These Easy Salad Recipes!

Fruit Salad Recipes

Fruit salad recipes don't have to be fancy or made with a large number of different ingredients. Just cutting up an apple and putting it on a plate or in a bowl can be enough to call it a fruit salad.

When I make a fruit salad I simply go to the grocery store and buy 1 or 2 of a variety of different fruits. I like to really mix it up with citrus, berries, melons, apples, bananas, peaches, and whatever else I can find. I sometimes mix fresh and canned fruits which gives the salad lots of extra juice.

Fruits Ingredients :
1 grapefruit
2 oranges
2 bananas
6 large strawberries-sliced
2 nectarines
honeydew melon balls from 1/2 of a melon

Keep salad in the refrigerator covered with clear plastic wrap. This salad should be eaten within 1 day as some of the ingredients will get mushy and brown over time.

You can serve this salad as is or dress it with a whipped topping, yogurt, or instant pudding.

Classic Potato Salad Recipes
They may take a little time to make, but these classic potato salad recipes are very popular and easy to make.

You don’t need any fancy ingredients to make the basic version of this dish, just start with potatoes and mayonnaise, add some vegetables of your choice, season with a little salt or other condiment and you have your own unique version.

Ingredients:
Potatoes
6 hard boiled eggs
mayonnaise

Extra veggys:
Purple onion
Orange peppers
broccoli
celery

Peel and boil enough potatoes to fill your salad bowl. Rinse cooked potatoes under cold water and let cool. When cooled, put the potatoes back in the pot and chop them into roughly even sized pieces.

Peel and chop 4 of the hard boiled eggs and add them to the pot.

Chop the vegetables and add a little at a time until you have an even mix

Add mayo a little at a time while mixing it into the salad.

When you have the right consistency, sample and add salt to taste.

When ready, transfer salad to your bowl, peel and slice the remaining 2 eggs and place on top of the salad. Garnish with a little paprika if desired and you are ready to eat.

There's lots of ways to tweak this salad, such as using any gourmet mustard you might have, or maybe you have some spicy sauces in your pantry. I find that the best potato salad recipes are made by experimenting with different ingredients as you put it together.

Broccoli Salad Recipe
This is the basic version of a broccoli salad recipe. You can add your own ingredients to if you want to spruce it up a little, such as any fruits, vegetables or nuts.

You can also mix the broccoli with cauliflower for a tasty alternative.

This is a great salad to have at home or take on the road to your next picnic, party, or pot-luck.

Ingredients:
1-2 heads broccoli
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1 cup shredded cheese

Dressing:
1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup vinegar
1/4 cup sugar

Directions:
Cut up broccoli flowerettes into bite-sized pieces, leaving just a little stem. Cut up enough for about 4 cups of flowerettes.

Add onion, cheese and dressing.

Refrigerate 2-3 hours or overnight.

Here are a few alternatives for dressings:
Miracle Whip-instead of mayonnaise
Yogurt-usually mixed with mayonnaise 50/50.
Vinegar-any type will do such as apple cider, red wine or any flavoured.
Lemon juice-can be used with/instead of vinegar.
Sugar-substitute with Equal or Stavia.

Here are some popular add-ons for this salad:
Celery
Green onion
Olives
Peas
Carrot-sliced
Peppers-red, yellow, orange,jalepeno.
Chopped nuts
Sunflower seeds
Raisins
Seafood

Apple Carrot Salad
This apple carrot salad is an easy quick dish that needs minimal ingredients. It has a sweet flavor with a hint of vanilla that makes it a nice side dish or quick snack.

Ingredients:
2-4 carrots
1 apple

Optional Ingredients:
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup chopped nuts

Dressing:
3-4 tbsp. vanilla yogurt
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. honey

Peel and grate carrots into a bowl. Use enough to make about 2 cups.

For the apple you can either grate it down to the core or slice it up with a knife to the core and cut it up into chunks. If you grate it the flavour isn't quite as pronounced as it blends in with the carrot and doesn't always come through unless it is tart or slightly under-ripe.

I leave the skin on but you may prefer to peel the apple first.

For the dressing you can use plain yogurt and add a few drops of vanilla extract instead of vanilla yogurt. You can also experiment with different flavoured yogurts as well. Fat-free, partly skimmed or regular yogurt will all work well with this recipe. For fat free yogurt use 4 tablespoons, less for regular.

The lemon juice can be substituted with any other fruit juice you may have. Orange and lime juice are good alternatives.

If you don't have or want to use honey you can use a little sugar, artificial sweetener or even pancake syrup. Just remember to use sweeteners sparingly.

Mix dressing together in a small bowl and add to salad. Mix well and cool salad for at least an hour before serving.

Waldorf Salad Recipe
Ingredients:
1 apple-cored and cut into 1" cubes

1 celery stick-thinly sliced
1/4 cup walnuts pieces
1/4 cup seedles grapes-halved

Dressing:
2 tbsp. mayonnaise

2 tbsp. yogurt
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. lemon rind(optional)

Cut up apple, celery, grapes and add to salad bowl. Add walnut pieces as well.

Mix dressing in a small bowl. If you are using juice from a real lemon grate some of the rind and add it to the mix. If you are using lemon juice from a bottle skip this ingredient.

Add dressing to bowl and toss salad well. Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.

Chicken Pineapple Salad Sandwich
This chicken pineapple salad sandwich has a nice tangy flavour. It's a very basic salad that doesn't have all that many ingredients but still has a very unique taste. For the dressing you can substitute any mustard for the dijon if you wish.

Ingredients:
2 cups cooked chicken-finely chopped

4 green onions-chopped
1 stick celery-finely chopped
4 slices red pepper
1 can crushed pineapple-strained
Salt & pepper

Dressing:
4 tbsp. Mayonnaise

2 tbsp. Dijon Mustard
2 tsp. lemon or lime juice

Cook chicken and refrigerate soon after. when cool, chop it up finely and add to bowl. Add other ingredients and mix thoroughly. Add salt & pepper to taste.

Store in refrigerator if not using immediately.

Make 4-6 sandwiches.




3 comments:

Mak Pah Vogue said...

oooo salad my fav. mak pah klu gi buffet, first thing mak pah check is the salad bar... recky the salad spread. my fav topping of course either mayo plain or mayo mix like thousand island or caesar's sause, tapi klu guilty on the fat content, my next choice will be yogurt, apple cider n olive oil ler. klu bulan ramadhan, mak pah berselera mkn salad for sahur together with sandwich n kdg2 campbell soup... hmmm yum yum. thks for sharing the recipe dear...

Moralle said...

kak Pah, sedap kan, I just luvvvvvv salads especialy with the toppings yg kaw kaw, haha hw to diet like this....

PearL said...

Mama, i like the gambar gambar...tapi...to makan..hehehehe...mintak ampun...LOL

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