April 21, 2022
Salad Recipes to Add Color (and Crunch) to Any Meal!
Spring has finally arrived! The trees are in their various stages of budding new leaves and blooms. Kids are leaving their heavy coats behind. It’s time for all of us to go outside and be more active – whether it’s gardening, golfing, or going for a long walk in the warm sun. We pulled together a collection of delicious salad recipes from our BetterLife members that can be prepped ahead of time and quickly tossed together. Keep them on hand for a tasty side dish or to add color (and crunch) to a meal or picnic. Enjoy!
Fresh Spinach Salad
Ann Torticill | BetterLife Member | Iowa
16 oz fresh spinach
1/2 C pecans
1 C blueberries
4 oz blue cheese
2 Tbsp raspberry or blueberry vinegar
1/2 C oil
1 tsp sugar
Salt to taste
In a bowl, combine spinach, pecans, blueberries, and blue cheese. In a bottle or jar, combine all dressing ingredients. Just before serving, pour dressing over salad and toss. Serves 8.
Beth Horak | BetterLife Member
1 head broccoli, chopped
Red onion to taste, chopped
1/2 pkg bacon, chopped, fried, drained
1 C mayonnaise
1 C raisins
2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
1/2 C sugar
1 C sunflower seeds
In a large bowl, combine broccoli, onion, bacon, raisins, and sunflower seeds; set aside. In a smaller bowl, combine mayonnaise, sugar, and red wine vinegar. Add mixture to other bowl. Stir to coat. Chill to let flavors blend.
Loyd Rueter | BetterLife Member | Iowa
1 pkg coleslaw mix (may use cabbage from garden)
Grated carrots for color
3 green onions, chopped
1 pkg Ramen noodles (noodles only)
1/4 C sunflower seeds
1/2 pkg small almonds
1/4 C butter
1/3 C oil
1/4 C white vinegar
1/2 C sugar
1/2 Tbsp soy sauce
Combine coleslaw mix, carrots, and onions. In saucepan, brown Ramen noodles, sunflower seeds, and almonds in butter. Brown very slowly. Mix dressing ingredients and bring to a boil, but not for very long. Then cool. Just before serving, mix everything together. Serve immediately.
Grandma’s Best German Potato Salad
Wilbert Hoppe | BetterLife Member | Wisconsin
“This recipe is over 100 years old!”
6 medium potatoes, cooked and diced or sliced
Few strips of bacon, cut in small pieces
1/2 C vinegar
1/2 C water
3 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp cornstarch in a little water
Mix hot potatoes, onion, pepper, parsley, and salt. Brown bacon; add vinegar, water, sugar, and cornstarch. Boil. Pour bacon mixture over potato mixture.