Recipe~ Seven Layer Veggie Salad
Changes~ My layers were bacon, cheese, mushroom, celery, tomato, peas, and red onion. I did not use eggs but I have before and it’s good.
The Stars~ Romaine lettuce, Peas, Dill
Recommend~ The dressing is not healthy but this a really yummy salad so I make it sometimes. You could make your layered salad and find a healthier version of the dressing if you like. You should chill this salad for a couple of hours before serving. I added dill to my dressing.
Recipe~ Spinach, Mushroom, Orange, & Bacon Salad
Changes~ I used regular oranges instead of mandarin because that’s what I had.
The Stars~ Oranges, Bacon, Spinach, Mushrooms, & Ketchup!
Recommend~ Don’t be alarmed by the dressing ingredients. I promise they’re really good! It turns out being a kind of like a tangy Russian dressing. This was a delicious salad.
Recipe~ Cabbage, Ramen, & Cashew Salad
Changes~ Sometimes I put chicken in this salad and sometimes I don’t. This time I didn’t. I also used cashews instead of almonds, olive oil instead of vegetable oil and napa cabbage instead of regular cabbage.
The Stars~ Ramen & Cashews
Recommend~ The napa cabbage turned out to be a mistake. It wasn’t as crunchy as regular cabbage is so I didn’t like it as much. It was still good but it’s been much better when I’ve made it in the past. I have used both chicken & beef flavored ramen and like both.
Recipe~ Quinoa, Snap Pea, & Carrot Salad
Changes~ The recipe allows for a couple of variations. I used snap peas, carrots, red pepper, tomato, (no cucumber) fresh basil, and sunflower seeds. In the dressing I used a pinch of cayenne pepper.
The Stars~ Quinoa, Snap Peas, Sunflower Seeds
Recommend~ The recipe says you can eat this right after preparing or chill it. We ate it right after I made it and it was great. I haven’t tried it chilled yet. I loved the sunflower seeds in it. The cayenne pepper was a nice kick but don’t use too much.
PS- I’ve got some great guest posts lined up for you while we’re gone to California, so keep reading because the blog won’t be quiet!