Thursday, December 24, 2009

A couple of new salads


1 head iceberg lettuce
5 roma tomatoes (I prefer roma - use whatever you want)
Provolone cheese, grated (1/4 to 1/2 pound, whatever you like)
Mozzarella cheese, grated (same as the Provolone)
Salami (half pound or more - you'll probably nibble it as you cut it up. I use hard salami from the deli)
Boneless skinless chicken breast, cooked and cubed
Fresh basil, thinly sliced (the more, the better - go for a cup or so maybe)
Green onion, sliced (one bunch)
Garbanzo beans, drained (1 small can)

Chop the lettuce, tomatoes, salami, and chicken up really small.

For the dressing:

1 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
2 cloves minced garlic
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. dry mustard

Shake it up in a container and pour over the salad.

This salad is a lot of work, but so worth it and people LOVE it. To make preparation easier, I buy an Italian cheese
mix instead of grating the provolone and mozzarella myself and I ask for about quarter inch thick slices of salami
at the deli to make the chopping process faster. Also, I have one of those Pampered Chef food choppers and that
works nice for the chicken.

I hope you'll try it and like it! As with any salad, it's not an exact science and you can tweak the ingredients according to your preferences. The dressing goes great with lots of salads! Try a bag of spring mix with salad shrimp, gorgonzola cheese, avocado, tomatoes, crushed croutons, and throw on some little lemon wedges after you
dress the salad. I'm having the urge to go to the store and buy this stuff now. Mmmmmm ...

Susie's Aunt Pat's Strawberry Jello Salad

1 Large Strawberry Jello
2 10 oz Frozen Strawberries
1 Cup Boiling Water
1 Can Crushed Pineapple - drained (medium size)
6 Ripe Bananas - mashed
1 pt (2cups) Sour Cream

Mix jello & water until jello is dissolved. Stir in strawberries, pineapple and bananas. Put 1/2 the mixture in a
9 x 13 pan. Put in the fridge to set. (leave the other 1/2 on the counter) When set, spread on stirred sour cream.
Add remaining jello carefully on top of sour cream and let set.

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