Saturday, June 25, 2011

Easy Summer Fruit Salad

1 pineapple peeled, cored, and cubed
1 pint blue berries, washed
1 mango, peeled and cubed (if you don't like mango, skip it!)
1 quart strawberries, rinsed, topped, and sliced
optional - pitted cherries
1 c orange juice

Mix all fruits and pour orange juice over the top. Gently toss. Lasts a few days and is great to multiply for summer gatherings.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Asian Style Grains, Beans, and Cucumber Salad


1 14-1/2 oz can black beans, drained
3 cups leftover grains
4 pickling cucumbers, peeled and chopped
I use these because theyhave less water content
about 2 cups chopped cucumbers
2 T chopped shallots

2/3 c toasted sesame oil
1/3 c rice wine vinegar
2 T chopped ginger
1 T chopped garlic

Mix salad, mix dressing, pour over. Eat. Would be good with 1/2 c grated carrots.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Ann's Yummy Sweet Potato Potato Salad

For Potato Salad:

3-4 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
4 hardboiled eggs
2 stalks celery, chopped
2 T dried dill
1 t salt
pepper to taste

For Dressing:

1 cup mayonnaise
1 T dijon or honey dijon mustard
1 T apple cider vinegar

Bring a pot of water to boil and boil potato cubes for 12-14 minutes till just tender. Drain and refrigerate or put in freezer for awhile till cold.

Meanwhile chop hardboiled eggs. Mix in with potatoes. Add chopped celery, dill, salt, pepper, etc.

Mix all dressing ingredients, and then gently fold into the potato mixture. Chill and enjoy!