Category Archives: Salads

Chicken Salad


The easy way to make this chicken salad is buy a rotissorie chicken in the supermarket or use Perdue Short Cuts, which is vacuum packed pieces of white meat chicken breast. They have a long shelf life. Watch the dates on the package. Sometimes the freshness dates will be for up to 6 weeks. They come with a variety of seasonings. Italian, Honey Roasted, and more.

This chicken salad is great on tortillas, rolls, toasted white or wheat bread. Or just on a bed of lettuce with some fresh tomatoes.

3 cups chopped cooked chicken (about 4 skinned and boned chicken breast halves)
1/2 cup minced green onions
2 celery ribs, chopped
2/3 cup light mayonnaise
2 to 3 tablespoons prepared horseradish
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Tomato-Green Bean Salad

By late July, I am always left wondering what to do with all the stuff in the garden. Here is one way to make use of green beans and tomatoes.  Bcause of having to boil the green beans and put them in ice water, this is best done at home. It keeps well  in the fridge overnight. The beans and tomatoes are better after they marinate over night.

1/2 pound fresh green beans trimmed

1 1/2 cups of cherry tomatoes or cut in quarters  any ripe  tomatoes in your garden

3/4 cup of pitted black olives

1/4 to 1/2 cup of Zesty Italian salad dressing

2/3 cup of Feta Cheese

Crab Pasta Salad

1/2 to 3/4 pound of crab meat

1 cup of frozen peas

2 carrots shredded

1 bottle of zesty  Italian salad dressing or 1/2 cup of Mayo.

1 pound package of Rotini or some other small size pasta, cooked and drained.