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Caribbean Chicken Caesar Salad

 Caribbean Chicken Caesar Salad
 
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup thawed non-alcoholic pina colada mix, divided
  • 1 cup tangerine or mandarin orange segments
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons crushed pineapple
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 4 pitted ripe olives, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 4 teaspoons mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 to 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cups torn romaine or iceberg lettuce

Directions

  • Combine chicken and 1/4 cup pina colada mix. In a large skillet
  • coated with cooking spray, cook and stir chicken mixture over medium
  • heat until chicken is no longer pink. Remove from the heat; set
  • aside.
  • Combine the tangerines, celery, pineapple, onion and olives in a
  • large bowl. In a small bowl, combine the lemon juice, mayonnaise,
  • cheese, garlic, salt, pepper and the remaining pina colada mix.
  • Add chicken and romaine to the tangerine mixture; drizzle with
 
  • dressing and toss to coat. Serve immediately. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutrition Facts: 2 cups equals 298 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 65 mg cholesterol, 233 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 25 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat, 1/2 fruit.

by on Mar. 28, 2011 at 5:22 PM
Replies (11-20):
dntbgmeb4cofe
by on Apr. 27, 2011 at 11:55 PM

  • StefInIdaho
  • by   New Member on Apr. 21, 2011 at 9:19 PM
  • Half Cup Pasta Salad

     
    1 lb tri-color rotini pasta, cooked and drained
    1/2 cup red onion, chopped
    1/2 cup red bell pepper, chopped
    1/2 cup yellow bell pepper, chopped
    1/2 cup celery, chopped
    1/2 cup cubed cheddar cheese
    1/2 cup cubed salami
    1/2 cup sliced black olives
    1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
    1/2 cup artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
    24oz Wishbone Italian Dressing
    1/4  cup soy sauce
    1/4 cup sugar
     
    Whisk together the dressing, soy sauce, and sugar and adjust as needed. Toss with the other ingredients and let sit in fridge at least 2 hours before serving. Toss well again before serving.

                                   

dntbgmeb4cofe
by on Apr. 27, 2011 at 11:55 PM

  • SweetLuci
  • by   Group Mod Luci on Apr. 21, 2011 at 10:13 PM
  •  

    Spaghetti Salad 

    1 lb. spaghetti 
    1 med. red onion,finely diced
    2 cucumbers,finely diced
    2 green pepper,finely diced
    2 tomatoes,finely diced

    16 oz. bottle Wishbone Italian dressing
    1/2 or 2/3 bottle McCormicks Salad Supreme

     

    Boil spaghetti, rinse in cold water. Add dressing and Salad Supreme, mix well. Then add all chopped vegetables. Refrigerate.
dntbgmeb4cofe
by on Apr. 27, 2011 at 11:55 PM

  • skittles2011
  • by   Member on Apr. 22, 2011 at 10:14 AM
  •  my favorite pasta salad

    summer pasta salad:

    rainbow pasta, prepared according to pkg direction, & cooled

    sliced, zuccini, yellow squash, orange bell pepper, & cucumber

    crumbled feta cheese

    zezty italian dressing to tast.

     

    sometimes i marinate chicken in zezty italian dressing, and grill. i add that to the pasta salad to make a good summertime meal.

    serve with fresh lemonade & french bread...yummm

dntbgmeb4cofe
by on Apr. 27, 2011 at 11:56 PM

  • elijahsmama09
  • by   Member on Apr. 22, 2011 at 6:58 PM
  • Macaroni Salad: 
  • 1 C. Elbow Macaroni, cooked and cooled.
  •  1/2 red onion, minced 
  • 1 can tuna, drained 
  • 1 can peas(or about 1 c, frozen, thawed.) 
  • 2 ribs celery, chopped fine 
  • 1 tbsp parsley, minced 
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice 
  • 3 hard boiled eggs, chopped 
  • 1/8 tsp dried thyme 
  • S/P
  •  Miracle WHip 
  • In a large bowl flake the tuna with a fork. Add the lemon juice, thyme, and salt and pepper to taste. Add the onion, celery, parsley, and macaroni . Combine. Add the egg. Stir. Add enough Miracle whip for the salad to be wet. No one likes this salad dry, so do not be stingy. Lastly add the peas, and gently fold in so you don't mush them. This recipe can be doubled, tripled, and so on very easily. In fact I never make less than a double batch. One varition of this, if you hate miracle whip is too use Hellmans Mayo. It is still good, but the Miracle Whip makes it fantastic. If I make the mayo based one, I add a little chopped green olives for a little salty punch.
dntbgmeb4cofe
by on Apr. 27, 2011 at 11:57 PM

  • acaisha
  • by   Group Mod - Mel on Apr. 22, 2011 at 8:04 PM
  • you can put anything in pasta salad.

    Pretty much just decide if you want it cream dressing or a more italian style dressing. Add in cheese (feta, cheddar, motza, etc) , chopped veggies (peppers, brocoli, cauliflower, shreadded carrot, onions, chives, tomotoes, corn), olives are good in it with italian dressing and feta, you can also add pickles diced up. In creamy I like diced eggs, mayo, mustard, ranch, chopped dry sausage is good in it too.. there are so many variations you can do.

    Ham i usually make a glaze with soya, apple cider vinager, pineapple juice, ginger, garlic, salt, pepper, brown sugar .. then just cook it.

OliviaW.
by on Apr. 28, 2011 at 12:56 PM

Chicken Salad with Rice, Pecans, Grapes, and Orange Dressing

Crisco® no-stick vegetable cooking spray

4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (about 1 pound)

1 tablespoon grated orange zest

1 cup Smucker's® sugar-free orange marmalade

1/3 cup raspberry vinegar

1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

3 1/2 cups cooked wild rice

8 green onions, sliced (about 1 cup)

1 cup seedless green grapes cut in half

1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted

  • Spray a 12-inch skillet with the cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat for 1 minute.  Add the chicken and cook for 15 minutes or until it's well browned on both sides and cooked through.  Remove the chicken to a cutting board.  Cut the chicken into strips.
  • Beat the orange zest, marmalade, vinegar and black pepper in a small bowl with a fork or whisk.
  • Place the chicken, rice, green onion, grapes and pecans, if desired, into a large bowl.  Add the marmalade mixture and toss to coat.
dntbgmeb4cofe
by on Apr. 29, 2011 at 6:48 AM

Cream Cheese Fruit Salad

SweetLuci
Posted by 
 on Apr. 28, 2011 at 10:12 AM 
Group Mod Luci

I made this for dinner last night.  It was good, and a good way to get more fruit.  

Cream Cheese Fruit Salad 

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
1/4 cup white sugar, or to taste
1 (12 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
3 bananas, peeled and sliced
1 (15.25 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
1 (15.25 ounce) can fruit cocktail, drained
1 large apple, peeled and chopped

Beat the cream cheese and sugar together in a large bowl. On high speed, beat in the whipped topping. Fold in the bananas, pineapple, fruit cocktail, apple. If desired .pour the salad into a serving bowl, and chill 1 hour before serving.

dntbgmeb4cofe
by on May. 3, 2011 at 10:59 PM

Classic Carrot Salad

 



Ingredients:
 1 pound carrots
 ½ cup raisins
 1 small can of diced or crushed pineapple
 ½ cup mayonnaise
 1 tbsp. granulated sugar


Directions:

 Put raisins in a cup of very warm water (or apple juice or grape juice) so they plump back up.

Drain pineapple of excess juices.
Peel carrots and then grate them. If making a double batch of this salad, it may be faster to use the grater on your food processor.
In a medium bowl, toss grated carrots with mayo and sugar. Then add in raisins and pineapple and stir until combined.
Cover and put in the fridge to chill thoroughly. Give it another good stir before serving.

Cook's Note: I've seen people do this salad many different ways over the years. I prefer the classic carrot salad but if you're feeling creative, try adding in diced apples or slivered almonds for a bit of crunch. If you're making this for a potluck, I would definitely suggest doubling the recipe. 

dntbgmeb4cofe
by on May. 3, 2011 at 11:21 PM

Turkey Fruit Salad


 

Turkey Fruit Salad Recipe

Ingredients


  14 cup sour cream
  14 cup mayonnaise
  1 tbsp brown sugar
  14 tsp cinnamon
  2 cup turkey (cooked, chopped)
  2 carrots (shredded)
  1 apple (shredded)
  1 pear (diced)
  14 cup raisins
  14 cup pecans

Method

1 Combine sour cream, mayonnaise, brown sugar and cinnamon.
2 Combine with rest of ingredients and chill.
3 Serve with on lettuce leaves, if desired.
dntbgmeb4cofe
by on May. 3, 2011 at 11:22 PM

Mexican Fruit Salad Recipe

Mexican Fruit Salad

Ingredients


  4 kiwi fruits (peeled and sliced)
  2 red delicious apples (diced)
  112 cup seedless grapes (red seedless grapes or green)
  112 cup cheese (shredded mexican blend)
  2 tbsp honey
  1 tbsp lime juice
  leaf red leaf lettuce (optional)

Method

1 In a large bowl, combine fruit and cheese.
2 Combine honey and lime juice.
3 Toss gently with fruit mixture.
4 Serve on lettuce leaves if desired.
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