Salads & Sandwiches

Tomato Cucumber Salad

Nonna Joann • June 25th, 2009 • Salads & Sandwiches

Tomato Cucumber Salad
¼ red onion thinly sliced
2 tomatoes cut into wedges
1 cucumber halved and sliced
¼ cup (about half of a 6 ounce can) pitted ripe olives drained
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons lemon juice (about the juice of one lemon)
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon dry mustard
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
Freshly ground pepper
Combine all ingredients.
Cover and refrigerate several hours.
Serve with [...]

Rainbow Salad

Nonna Joann • June 23rd, 2009 • Salads & Sandwiches

This salad is enough for a crowd and it’s versatile. Last time I made Rainbow Salad, I didn’t have red cabbage and it was wonderful anyway. You can take it along on a picnic or to share at a family reunion. You’ll want to store it in a cooler to keep bacteria at bay and when [...]

Apple, Carrot & Raisin Salad

Nonna Joann • March 17th, 2009 • Salads & Sandwiches

Apple, Carrot & Raisin Salad

This recipe is yummy and easy as counting 1, 2, 3. And even picky eaters love it!
3 to 4 medium peeled apples (any kind) chopped in small ½ inch pieces
1 tablespoon lemon juice
5 good sized carrots grated
1 cup raisins
½ cup mayonnaise (Mayonnaise spoils easily, a ¼ cup lemon juice and a [...]

Five Cup Fruit Mold

Nonna Joann • November 13th, 2008 • Salads & Sandwiches

Want an alternative to a sugary chemical-filled jello salad?
This Five Cup Fruit Mold is not only yummy, but good for you, too!
Five Cup Fruit Mold
You’ll need:
2 11-ounce mandarin orange segments, rinsed and drained
1 20-ounce can crushed pineapple, drained (reserve juice)
1/2 cup water
2 cups pealed and sliced bananas
2 envelopes unflavored gelatin (or 2 tablespoons of Great Lakes Gelatin [...]

Chicken or Tuna or Egg

Nonna Joann • October 1st, 2008 • Salads & Sandwiches

Tired of peanut butter and jelly?
Don’t know what kind of sandwich to make without nitrate-filled luncheon meats?
You can make delicious sandwiches for a school lunch or for a picnic. Be sure to pack with an ice pack. Not only are these sandwiches nitrate-free, but they’re less expensive than processed meats!
This recipe makes 4 sandwiches and works [...]

Egg Boats

Nonna Joann • October 1st, 2008 • Salads & Sandwiches

This is a recipe for fun! Even picky eaters love to help in the kitchen. You’ll incorporate multi-sensory learning when you make these yummy Egg Boats with your children.
One hardboiled egg yields 2 boats.
Begin with 1 hardboiled egg. Have your child help peel it. Talk about the shell, how hard it is and how the [...]

Left-Over Refrigerator Rice Salad

Nonna Joann • July 1st, 2008 • Salads & Sandwiches

Too hot or too tired to cook? Throw together this quick and easy salad with refrigerator leftovers and items from your pantry. This is a refreshing meal for a hot day and a good way to clean out your refrigerator. For snappy meals make brown rice once a week, just heat up a portion for [...]

3-Grain Mexican Salad

Nonna Joann • July 1st, 2008 • Salads & Sandwiches

3-Grain Mexican Salad is a scrumptious dinner or a tastely dish to bring to a potluck. You’ll want to make enough to have planned-overs for lunch.
In a large bowl, combine 1 cup each of cooked barley, brown rice, and defrosted corn.
1 15 oz can rinsed and drained black beans, ½ cup chopped green onions (about [...]

Broccoli & Cauliflower Salad

Nonna Joann • July 1st, 2008 • Salads & Sandwiches

Going on a picnic or to a barbeque or a pot luck?
Take along a yummy broccoli and cauliflower salad. This recipe makes enough for a crowd and it’s easy to make.
Cut 1 head broccoli and 1 head cauliflower into bite-size pieces. Place in a colander and rinse and drain.
Finely chop 1 medium red or yellow [...]

Brown Rice Salad

Nonna Joann • July 1st, 2008 • Salads & Sandwiches

When it’s too hot to cook, Brown Rice & Chicken Salad, hits the spot. Most times when it’s really warm I don’t want to spend too much time in a hot kitchen. We like to sit on our deck and watch the birds, squirrels, and deer romp through our yard, while we enjoy a meal. [...]