Remember all those scrumptious deli salads that were present at picnics and barbecues from your childhood? Taste the nostalgia with these updated classics. They are delicious as a side, and you can serve leftovers for a light lunch or yummy snack. Try some this July for National Deli Salad Month!
The sweet and sour flavors of coleslaw have always been complementary to grilled meats. Amp up your traditional slaw with this recipe that adds a tropical flair. The tangy-sweet chunks of pineapple and zesty red onion bring color and an unexpected burst of flavor to this classic barbecue side dish.
This dish is easy to make and looks especially pretty on your picnic table. Cottage cheese has a naturally cool, briny taste. When you mix it with diced radishes, heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers, and a refreshing sprig of dill, you get a gorgeous rainbow salad that is also healthy for you. It is always a welcome side with grilled chicken or fish.
Natives from the Caribbean islands are renowned for their flavorful grilled meats and ingenious uses of tropical fruits in their cuisine. This recipe reinvents a traditional chicken salad, with succulent diced chicken, bananas, pineapple, Mandarin oranges, coconut, and toasted cashews. The delicious ingredients are coated in a luscious sour cream dressing. Try it as a fabulous sandwich spread!
Imagine the cool breezes on a Mediterranean island as you dig into this tasty seafood salad! The artichoke hearts, black olives, savory Italian dressing, and sweet dill give this salad an authentic Mediterranean taste with each bite. You can serve it as a side or as a refreshingly light lunch.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with an iconic deli salad, ambrosia. This dazzling pink version gets its color from a can of cherry pie filling, mixed with whipped topping and sweetened condensed milk. Each tempting bite is chock full of coconut, marshmallows, pineapple chunks, and crunchy pecans. You may want to have dessert first!
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My food philosophy is simple; food should be a feast of all five senses. Meals should be based on simple, tasty and smart recipes that are easy to follow. Instead of serving processed junk, I prefer to use fresh & seasonal ingredients. I gravitate towards all cuisines that are BIG on flavor. By cooking at home, we can all eat healthier and save money.