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Salads and Salad Dressings

Posted by on Sep. 8, 2011 at 8:37 PM
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Page 1:

  • Four bean salad
  • Old Fashioned Cabbage Slaw
  • Homemade Croutons
  • Layered Party Slaw
  • Homemade Ranch Dressing mix
  • Italian Salad Dressing mix
  • Creamy Coleslaw
  • Homemade Miracle Whip
  • Creamy Apple Slaw
  • Thousand Island Dressing

Page 2:

  • Creamy Italian Salad Dressing
  • Citrus Avocado Salad
  • Orange & beet salad
  • Low carb "I'm Dying for a Burger" Salad
  • Low carb coleslaw dressing
  • Sweet French Dressing (Catalina style)

Page 3:

  • Shredded Carrot Salad
  • Pea Salad/Broccoli Cauliflower Salad
  • Layered Christmas Jello Salad

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by Kitchen Owner on Sep. 9, 2011 at 10:02 AM

Four-Bean Salad

  • 1 16 oz. can each lima beans, kidney beans, green beans and yellow beans, drained
  • 1/2 c. diced green pepper
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1/2 c. honey
  • 2/3 c. white vinegar
  • 1/3 c. salad oil
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper

Combine beans, green pepper and onions. Whisk together the rest of the ingredients and pour over bean mixture. Mix and marinade for 12 to 24 hours to let the flavors blend. Keep stored in refrigerator.

by Kitchen Owner on Sep. 9, 2011 at 10:02 AM
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Old Fashioned Cabbage Slaw

  • 1 tsp. celery seed
  • 1/2 tsp. dry mustard
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • 3 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 3 Tbsp. vinegar
  • 1/4 c. chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 c. finely chopped onion
  • 3 c. chopped or grated green cabbage

Place ingredients in a large bowl in order given. Mix well. cover and chill thoroughly.

by Kitchen Owner on Sep. 14, 2011 at 7:41 PM

Okay, this recipe is not exactly a salad but more of a salad topping.


Homemade Croutons

  • 4 Tbsp. margarine or butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. basil
  • 1/2 tsp. oregano
  • 2 c. bread cubes

In a large skillet, heat margarine. Add seasonings. Cook for no more than one minute. Stir in bread cubes and saute for a minute or two. Spread on ungreased baking sheet. Toast in a 400° oven for about 10 minutes, turning occasionally until golden brown and crisp.

by Kitchen Owner on Sep. 23, 2011 at 11:40 AM

Layered Party Slaw (this is a favorite of ours)

  • 1 small head cabbage, shredded
  • 1/2 medium head cauliflower, cut into bite size pieces
  • 8 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 c. frozen green peas, thawed
  • 2 c. fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 c. green onion, sliced
  • 1/2 c. grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/4 c. Marzetti slaw dressing
  • 1 tomato

In a large glass serving bowl layer the first 7 ingredients, using only 1/2 of the bacon.  Top with slaw dressing and remaining bacon.  Cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight.  Cut tomato into wedges and arrange on top of the salad before serving.


by Kitchen Owner on Sep. 23, 2011 at 1:00 PM

Homemade Ranch dressing mix:

  • 1/2 c. dried parsley flakes
  • 1/4 c. finely crushed saltines
  • 1/4 c. dried minced onion
  • 1/4 c. garlic salt
  • 1/4 c. onion salt
  • 2 Tbsp. garlic powder
  • 2 Tbsp. onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp. dried dill weed.

Combine all ingredients, store in airtight container in fridge. Use 1 Tbsp. for recipes calling for 1 pkt of ranch dressing mix.

by Kitchen Owner on Sep. 23, 2011 at 1:00 PM

Italian Salad dressing mix:

  • 2 Tbsp. oregano
  • 1 Tbsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. parsley flakes
  • 1 Tbsp. onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. basil
  • 1/4 tsp. celery salt

Stir all ingredients together.

To make dressing:

  • 1/4 c. vinegar
  • 2/3 c. vegetable or canola or olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. water
  • 2 Tbsp. dry mix

Shake, whisk or stir well.

by Kitchen Owner on Sep. 30, 2011 at 5:51 PM

Creamy Coleslaw

2 lb. cabbage, shredded

2 carrots, grated

1 green pepper, chopped

1 sweet onion, finely chopped

1 1/2 c. Miracle Whip

1/3 c. granulated sugar

3 Tbsp. white vinegar

Combine veggies.  Mix together rest of ingredients for dressing.  Pour over veggies and mix well. Best if covered and refrigerated overnight.


by Kitchen Owner on Oct. 3, 2011 at 6:00 PM

Homemade Miracle Whip

  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. lemon juice or vinegar
  • 1 1/2 c. oil
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. flour or cornstarch
  • 1 tsp. dry mustard
  • 1/2 c. boiling water
  • 2 Tbsp. vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp. paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder

Using a blender or electric mixer, blend egg yolks, salt, sugar and 1 Tbsp. of the lemon juice.  Slowly pour in 1 c. oil, a few drops at a time, mixing thoroughly.  Add remaining 1/2 c. of oil a little faster, carefully blending in each bit before adding the remaining 2 Tbsp. lemon juice.  Mix the flour, mustard, boiling water and vinegar together until smooth.  Pour into a small saucepan and cook until smooth and paste-like (but not too thick.)  Slowly add this hot mixture to the mayonnaise and blend well.  Pour into a container and cool in the refrigerator.  Add the paprika and garlic powder and mix well.


by Kitchen Owner on Nov. 7, 2011 at 6:17 PM

We had this tonight.  It doesn't have a strong coleslaw "bite" but it is good.  I found it to be a bit bland without the salt so I added it.  From

Creamy Apple Slaw

I like the combination of sweet and crunchy in this cole slaw. This one reminds me of the cole slaw made with Ramen noodles from my pre-paleo days. Enjoy this sweet slaw to balance the heat of spicy pulled pork.

Serves 8-12.

1 very small or half medium-large head cabbage, sliced thin (use mandoline or food processor)
1/2 medium Granny Smith apple
2 carrots, shredded
4 green onions, sliced thin (white and green parts)
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice (1/2 lemon)
1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds, roasted (if you only have roasted, salted seeds on hand, omit any extra salt when seasoning)
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar (I use Bragg.)
1/2 to 1 cup paleo mayonnaise
1 tsp ground mustard
freshly ground black pepper (optional)
sea salt (optional)


  1. Shred cabbage, apple, and carrot in food processor or using mandoline, or the old fashioned way with a good knife (it will just take longer). Squeeze dry with a paper towel and add to a large bowl.
  2. Add green onions and sunflower seeds and stir to combine.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice, vinegar and mayonnaise. Pour over cabbage mixture and stir gently to coat.
  4. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.
  5. Refrigerate 1 hour or more to let the flavors combine and the cabbage wilt.
by Kitchen Owner on Jan. 4, 2012 at 12:24 PM

 Thousand Island Dressing

  • 1/2 c. mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp. ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp. white vinegar
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 2 tsp. sweet pickle relish
  • 1 tsp. finely minced white onion
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • dash of black pepper

Combine all ingredients and stir well.  Store in covered container in refrigerator for several hours before serving, stirring occasionally so that the sugar dissolves and flavors blend.

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