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BLT Bow Tie Pasta Salad

BLT Bow Tie Pasta Salad

Ingredients
2-1/2 cups uncooked bow tie pasta
6 cups torn romaine
1-1/2 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
1 medium tomato, diced
4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
1/3 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon barbecue sauce
1-1/2 teaspoons white vinegar
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions
Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse under cold water. In a large bowl, combine romaine, chicken, tomato, bacon and pasta.

In a small bowl, whisk mayonnaise, water, barbecue sauce, vinegar and pepper. Pour over salad; toss to coat. Serve immediately. Yield: 6 servings.

Recipe found here: BLT Bow Tie Pasta Salad

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Creamy Coleslaw

Creamy Coleslaw

Ingredients
1 package (14 ounces) coleslaw mix
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup sour cream
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
1/4 teaspoon celery salt

Directions
Place coleslaw mix in a large bowl. In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients; stir until blended. Pour over coleslaw mix and toss to coat. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 6 servings.

Recipe found here: Creamy Coleslaw

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Candy Bar Apple Salad

Candy Bar Apple Salad

Ingredients
1-1/2 cups cold 2% milk
1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
4 large apples, chopped (about 6 cups)
4 Snickers candy bars (2.07 ounces each), cut into 1/2-inch pieces

Directions
In a large bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set. Fold in whipped topping. Fold in apples and candy bars. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 12 servings (3/4 cup each).

Recipe found here: Candy Bar Apple Salad

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Cranberry Relish Salad

Cranberry Relish Salad

Ingredients
1 package (3 ounces) cherry gelatin
1 package (3 ounces) raspberry gelatin
1/4 cup sugar
1-1/2 cups boiling water
1 can (12 ounces) lemon-lime soda
1 can (8 ounce) crushed pineapple, undrained
2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen cranberry-orange sauce

Directions
In a large bowl, dissolve the gelatins and sugar in boiling water. Add the soda, pineapple and cranberry-orange sauce; chill until partially set. Pour into individual dishes or an 11-in. x 7-in. dish. Refrigerate overnight or until firm. Yield: 12 servings.

Recipe found here: Cranberry Relish Salad

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Cantaloupe Chicken Salad with Yogurt Chive Dressing

Cantaloupe Chicken Salad with Yogurt Chive Dressing

Ingredients
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
1 tablespoon minced chives
1 tablespoon lime juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
5 cups cubed cantaloupe
2-1/2 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
1 medium cucumber, seeded and chopped
1 cup green grapes, halved

Directions
In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Add the cantaloupe, chicken, cucumber and grapes; toss gently to combine. Chill until serving. Yield: 5 servings.

Recipe found here: Cantaloupe Chicken Salad with Yogurt Chive Dressing

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Grilled Steak Salad with Tomatoes & Avocado

Grilled Steak Salad with Tomatoes & Avocado

Ingredients
1 beef top sirloin steak (1-1/4 inches thick and 1-1/2 pounds)
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 teaspoons Creole seasoning
2 large tomatoes, chopped
1 can (15 ounces) white kidney or cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
3 green onions, chopped
1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and cubed (1/2 inch)

Directions
Rub both sides of steak with oil; sprinkle with Creole seasoning. Grill, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat 5-8 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°; well-done, 170°). Let stand 5 minutes.

In a large bowl, combine tomatoes, beans, green onions, cilantro, lemon peel, lemon juice and salt; gently stir in avocado. Cut steak into slices; serve with bean mixture. Yield: 12 servings.

Editor’s Note: The following spices may be substituted for 3 teaspoons Creole seasoning: 3/4 teaspoon each salt, garlic powder and paprika; and 1/8 teaspoon each dried thyme, ground cumin and cayenne pepper.

Recipe found here: Grilled Steak Salad with Tomatoes & Avocado

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Lemonade Pudding Fruit Salad

Lemonade Pudding Fruit Salad

Ingredients
1 medium honeydew, peeled, seeded and cubed
1 medium cantaloupe, peeled, seeded and cubed
2 cups cubed seedless watermelon
2 medium peaches, sliced
2 medium nectarines, sliced
1 cup seedless red grapes
1 cup halved fresh strawberries
1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
2 medium kiwifruit, peeled, halved and sliced
2 medium firm bananas, sliced
1 large Granny Smith apple, cubed
1 can (12 ounces) frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix

Directions
In a large bowl, combine the first nine ingredients. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Just before serving, stir in bananas and apple. Combine lemonade concentrate and dry pudding mix; pour over fruit and toss to coat. Yield: 20 servings (3/4 cup each).

Recipe found here: Lemonade Pudding Fruit Salad

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