Tag Archives: salad

CRANBERRY ORANGE SALAD

Cranberry Orange Salad

Cranberry Orange Salad is for all seasons, not just Thanksgiving. Delicious with turkey, pork, beef or lamb and great with sandwiches.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time2 hrs 30 mins
Course: Salad or Relish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 73kcal
Author: Julia Ann

Equipment

  • food processor
  • large bowl
  • serving bowl

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces fresh whole cranberries or frozen whole berries
  • 1 medium naval orange
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup gelatin powder cherry or strawberry
  • ¼ cup coarsely chopped pecans

Instructions

  • Chop cranberries in blender or food processor.
  • Pour into large bowl.
  • Using the whole orange, cut into quarters or smaller and chop in the blender or processor.
  • Add the orange pieces to cranberries.
  • Stir in the sugar, gelatin powder and pecans.
  • Cover; refrigerate at least 2 hour to dissolve sugar and cool.

Notes

Fresh Cranberry Salad can be frozen after it is frozen, thaw before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 73kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Sodium: 1mg | Sugar: 19g

In 2016, 98% of world production of cranberries resulted from the United States, Canada, and Chile. Most cranberries are processed into products such as juice, sauce, jam, and sweetened dried cranberries, with the remainder sold fresh to consumers. Cranberry sauce is a traditional accompaniment to turkey at Christmas dinner in the United Kingdom, and at Christmas and Thanksgiving dinners in the United States and Canada.[6] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cranberry

An entree idea: chicken with cranberries

Nutritional value of Cranberries

Raw cranberries are 87% water, 12% carbohydrates, and contain negligible protein and fat (table). In a 100 gram reference amount, raw cranberries supply 46 calories and moderate levels of vitamin Cdietary fiber, and the essential dietary mineralmanganese, each with more than 10% of its Daily Value. Other micronutrients have low content (table). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cranberry

Julia Ann and cookbookinabox® in partnership with Netta Belle’s Choice ® bring you great recipes for your cooking experience.

 ©2007-2019 Netta Belle’s Choice® The Art of Gourmet Cookery® cookbookinabox® “Reg. U.S, Pat & Trdmk Off.” Reg “Trade-marks Canadian Intellectual Property Office. “Netta Belle’s Choice ® The Art of Gourmet Cookery® cookbookinabox® All rights reserved.

Macaroni and Cheese Salad

Macaroni and Cheese is an all time comfort food, when it hot, cheesy and ready for any meal. Children love it and sometime only food they will eat. So give the kids a treat and have macaroni and cheese with vegetables. They need their vegetables too.

This is an old favorite summer recipe I recently found in an old cookbook box. Macaroni and Cheese is easily made and a real keeper without the mayonnaise to worry about on an outdoor picnic. It is also very good for a week night dinner.

Macaroni and Cheese Salad
Print Recipe
5 from 1 vote

Macaroni and Cheese Salad

Macaroni and fresh vegetables with a spicy cheese and mustard dressing. A good dish for picnics and carry-ins; will become your summertime favorite.
Prep Time30 mins
Refrigeration8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 30 mins
Course: Salads
Cuisine: American
Keyword: , cheese, , vegetables, macaroni
Servings: 8
Calories: 74kcal
Author: Julia Ann

Equipment

  • Large kettle to cook macaroni
  • Large bowl to prepare salad

Ingredients

  • cups dry macaroni
  • 4 cups water
  • ¼ cup celery diced
  • ¼ cup carrots shredded
  • ¼ cup yellow onion, diced
  • ¼ cup green pepper diced
  • ¼ cup pickle relish sweet relish
  • 1 10½ can cheddar cheese soup
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp vinegar cider or wine
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard Dijon mustard an option
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • 1-2 tbsp black olives sliced

Instructions

  • Bring water to boil, add macaroni to boil 9 to 10 minutes.
  • Drain macaroni, put in bowl and cool in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • Chop vegetables.
  • Mix soup and seasonings, beat with mixer until well blended.
  • Add vegetables and the dressing into macaroni.
  • Option to decorate with sliced black olives on top before chilling 8 hours

Nutrition

Calories: 74kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 126mg | Potassium: 41mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 712IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg
Macaroni and Cheese Salad
Favorite Picnic Fare: Macaroni and Cheese Salad

I am always planning a full meal with whatever dish I will be serving. With the macaroni and cheese salad, think of a casual menu such as Barbeque chicken wings, a green salad and Platte County Pie.

Canning Maple Mesquite Bar-B-Que Sauce
Spinach-Romaine Lettuce Salad
Platte County Pie

Let me know if you try the Mararoni and Cheese salad.

Logo

Julia Ann and cookbookinabox® in partnership with Netta Belle’s Choice®     Brings you great recipes for your cooking experience.

©2007-2019 Netta Belle’s Choice® The Art of Gourmet Cookery®   cookbookinabox® “Reg. U.S. Pat. & Trdmk. Off.” Reg.  “Trade-marks Canadian Intellectual Property Office. “Netta Belle’s Choice® The Art of Gourmet Cookery®  cookbookinabox®  All rights reserved.

Yukon Gold Potato Salad

Summer time for picnics and favorite foods:  Potato Salad

Summer is the time to bring out the salads and serve food we do not cook all winter when we are hungry for comfort foods.  Let’s call potato salad as the summer time comfort food.  What else goes with hot dogs, hamburgers, bratwursts, and barbecues and picnic? 

I usually use Russet potatoes for potato salad, however, while at the Farmer’s Market there were fresh Yukon Gold Potatoes.  I had to try them; successfully using the same recipe, I marinated the cooked hot peeled potatoes with the sweet pickle relish to add more sweet and distinctive flavor.

Yukon Gold Potato Salad

Yukon Gold Potato Salad

Yukon Gold potatoes are used to make a flavorful potato salad to serve at picnics, family, and company dinners.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Julia Ann

Ingredients

  • 5 Yukon Gold potatoes medium size
  • Water to cover
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 cup sweet pickle relish more if needed to flavor potatoes
  • 1/4 cup onion finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup celery finely chopped
  • 1 hard boiled egg diced
  • 1/2-3/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • dash paprika

Instructions

  • Boil the washed, unpeeled potatoes in the water and salt, until tender, 20-25 minutes.
  • Drain off water
  • Peel potatoes
  • Dice in 1/2 inch sizes, use potatoes that crumble into pieces or somewhat mashed
  • Add the pickle relish to absorb into the potatoes to add flavor, more or less as needed for taste.
  • Add the vegetables and egg to the potatoes
  • Combine mayonnaise, prepared mustard and celery seed.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Carefully stir dressing into the potatoes, vegetables and egg.
  • Refrigerate overnight.

Notes

My preference is mashed potato salad, so having crumbles or broken bits of potato pieces is not a problem. A firmer potato will result by not cooking it as long if preference is for a bigger bite of the potato.

 

Yukon Gold Potato Salad

Yukon Gold Potato Salad

Summer time meals are so easy to fix without getting into sandwiches and chips.  We are having plenty of green beans, , sauteed yellow squash, zucchinis, fried corn and tomatoes with our potato salad.  Next comes the fresh fruits of fall.

Summer Garden Vegetables

Summer Garden Vegetables

Summer Dinner

Summer Dinner

 

Julia Ann and cookbookinabox® in partnership with Netta Belle’s Choice®Netta Belle's Choice cookbookinabox bring you great recipes for your cooking experience ©2007-2018 Netta Belle’s Choice® The Art of Gourmet Cookery® cookbookinabox® “Reg. U.S. Pat. & Trdmk. Off.”  Reg. “Trade-marks Canadian Intellectual Property Office. “Netta Belle’s Choice® The Art of Gourmet Cookery® cookbookinabox® All rights reserved.

 

Spinach-Romaine Lettuce Salad

Spinach-Romaine Lettuce Salad

Spinach-Romaine Lettuce Salad

 

 Gourmet Spinach-Romaine Lettuce Salad

My first “gourmet salad”, Spinach-Romaine Lettuce Salad, big time and new idea in 1978.  Bon Appétit was probably the originator of this recipe.  At that time mixing fresh mushrooms and oranges in salad was being original.  How times have changed!  No longer do we expect  the same foods being served together.  An example:  meat loaf made with ground beef, served with white mashed potatoes, gravy and green beans with iceberg lettuce salad. Consider a new take on the same menu:  meat loaf made with ground turkey, risotto , Brussels sprouts with pearl onions and sesame seeds and pear salad.

Brussels Sprouts with Pearl Onions

Brussels Sprouts with Pearl Onions and Sesame Seeds

Diversity of our neighborhoods and communities have made diversity in the foods we eat and have available at our grocers and Farmer’s Market.  In my city  there are multiple Asian and Hispanic grocery stores  in addition to the chain and big box stores that offer a variety of foods to meet the needs of most nationalities and for those just wanting to learn new recipes and tastes to broaden our understanding of flavors, cooking, and even cultures.

Spinach-Romaine Lettuce Salad

A easy mixed fresh spinach-romaine lettuce salad with mushrooms, oranges, bacon and nuts.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Salads
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Author: Julia Ann

Ingredients

  • 3 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 3 cups fresh romaine leaves and hearts torn into bite size
  • 1/2 cup fresh crimini mushrooms sliced
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1-2 navel oranges
  • 1/4 cup toasted whole almonds
  • Seasoned Vinaigrette Dressing

Instructions

  • Wash and dry spinach and romaine leaves and hearts.
  • Slice the mushrooms
  • Fry the bacon crisp and drain on toweling paper. Break bacon into small pieces.
  • Cut off the peel and white pith on the navel oranges, cut in 1/2 inch slices and quarter.
  • Toast the almonds, allow to cool.
  • Assemble the greens into a large bowl.
  • Add some of the vinaigrette and mix greens.
  • Add mushrooms, bacon, oranges and almonds.
  • Mix more vinaigrette or have available for serving.

Notes

Sliced red onions and/or feta cheese are also additions to be added to this salad.
Julia Ann and cookbookinabox® in partnership with Netta Belle’s Choice® brings
you great recipes for your cooking experience. ©2007-2018 Netta Belle’s Choice® The Art of Gourmet Cookery® cookbookinabox® “Reg. U.S. Pat. & Trdmk. Off.” Reg. “Trade-marks Canadian Intellectual Property Office. “Netta Belle’s Choice® The Art of Gourmet Cookery® cookbookinabox® All rights reserved.

This recipe is not exotic nor in 2015 is it very ”gourmet” or different.  It is a salad that is great in the winter time with the oranges and the current fad of bacon on everything.  This is just a reminder of ingredients with a different mix,  ago-to recipe to add to your collection. Enjoy.

Menu Suggestions:

 

Netta Belle's Choice cookbookinabox

Julia Ann and cookbookinabox® in partnership with Netta Belle’s Choice®  bring you great recipes for your cooking experience. ©2007-2018 Netta Belle’s Choice® The Art of Gourmet Cookery® cookbookinabox® “Reg. U.S. Pat. & Trdmk. Off.” Reg. “Trade-marks Canadian Intellectual Property Office. “Netta Belle’s Choice® The Art of Gourmet Cookery® cookbookinabox®  All rights reserved.

 

Cabbage Apple Slaw Netta Belle’s Choice

 

One of the advantages of social media food communities, it gets me out of my box.  I look at all the food pictures and the recipes which give me ideas.  Some I don’t adventure into as they are beautiful, but  I am not ready to attempt.  Those are usually beautiful to look upon are desserts and too fattening, but would be oooh so good. Hurrah for the chefs and creators!

Cabbage Apple Slaw

I saute shredded cabbage and apples with caraway seed. Why not try apple salad ingredients with shredded cabbage.  I like to use Gala apples or Golden Delicious apples, use the apple of your choice. Cabbage Apple Slaw is a salad give many benefits to health.

Health Benefits

*Cabbage is high in beta-carotene, vitamin C, antioxidants for protection against disease.
Apples provide fiber to maintain digestive health.
Walnuts are high in vitamin E, copper and magnesium are heart-healthy nutrients.
Celery is recommended to lower cholesterol levels and high blood pressure.
Sunflower seeds contain plant sterols which can lower LDL cholesterol.
Raisins provide potassium, fiber and iron, also to promote better heart health.
Ginger aids in digestion, relieve motion sickness, and arthritis relief.

Cabbage Apple Slaw

Cabbage Apple Slaw-Netta Belle’s Choice

Cabbage Apple Slaw Netta Belle's Choice

A heart-healthy crispy salad of cabbage, apples, celery and walnuts. A salad for all seasons.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Salads
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Author: Julia Ann

Ingredients

  • 3 cups shredded white cabbage

Instructions

  • Put the shredded cabbage in a large bowl.
  • Dice the apples, stir in the lemon juice to prevent browning of the apples.
  • Add apples to the bowl of cabbage.
  • Add the celery, walnuts, sunflower seeds, raisins and ginger.
  • DRESSING
  • Heat the honey 10 seconds in microwave to liquefy honey to enhance blending.
  • Stir in the lemon juice, mayonnaise and celery seed.
  • Blend ingredients to smooth sauce,
  • Pour over the cabbage apple slaw and stir to mix.
  • Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.

Notes

cookbookinabox® in partnership with Netta Belle’s Choice® bring
you great recipes for your cooking experience.
©2007-2018 Netta Belle’s Choice® cookbookinabox® “Reg. U.S. Pat. & Reg. “Trade-marks Canadian Intellectual Property Office.” nettabelleschoice.com and cookbookinabox.com. All rights reserved..

*Yeager, Selene and the Editors of Prevention, The Doctors Book® of Food Remedies. 2007.

 

 

cookbookinabox® in partnership with Netta Belle’s Choice®bring you great recipes for your cooking experience.

Netta Belle's Choice cookbookinabox©2007-2018 Netta Belle’s Choice® cookbookinabox® “Reg. U.S. Pat. & Trdmk.Off.” Reg. “Trade-marks Canadian Intellectual Property Office.” nettabelleschoice.com and cookbookinabox.com.  All rights reserved.