Category Archives: 04. Salads and Dressings

Thai Peanut Dressing

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Thai Peanut Dressing

1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce

1/2 cup smooth peanut butter

1/4 cup honey

1 teaspoon of powdered ginger

1 tablespoon rice vinegar

2 teaspoons sesame oil

1/2-3/4 cup warm water

Pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)

1/4 cup chopped peanuts (optional)

1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint leaves (optional)

 

Whisk together the soy sauce, peanut butter, honey, rice vinegar, sesame oil, cayenne pepper and 1/2 cup warm water in a small saucepan over medium heat

Add more water if needed

Simmer and stir until sauce is thick, 5 to 8 minutes

Serve warm

Garnish with chopped peanuts and mint leaves as desired

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Macaroni Salad

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Macaroni Salad

Makes about 4-6 servings

 

1 cup uncooked pasta

1/4 cup Shredded Carrots

1/4 cup Chopped Celery

1/4 cup Chunked Cheese

1/4 cup Peas

1/4 cup Green Olives

 

1/4 cup Mayo

2 tablespoons Sour Cream

2 tablespoons Pickle Juice

2 teaspoons Sugar

Salt, Pepper and Garlic Powder to taste

 

Cook pasta according to al dente package directions

Rinse with cold water and set in fridge while you prepare the rest of the ingredients

In a bowl, mix together Mayo, Sour Cream, Pickle Juice, Sugar and seasonings

Add Pasta, Carrots, Celery, Cheese, Peas and Green Olives

Mix everything together and let it set in the fridge for at least 30 minutes before serving so the flavors can blend

Enjoy!

Sweet Cole Slaw

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8 cups shredded cabbage

1 cup shredded carrots

3/4 cup sour cream

3/4 cup mayonnaise

3/4 cup sugar

 

In a large bowl combine cabbage and carrots

Whisk together sour cream, mayonnaise and sugar until dressing is smooth

Pour dressing over coleslaw mixture and toss to coat

Refrigerate at least an hour before serving so the flavors blend

 

Enjoy!

Hot Bacon Dressing

bacon dressing

8 slices bacon

1 1/2 cup sugar

3 teaspoons corn starch

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup water

1/2 cup white vinegar

 

Cook bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crispy

Drain, crumble and set aside

Whisk sugar, corn starch and salt together

Slowly pour in water and vinegar, whisking constantly

In a medium skillet, add crumbled bacon and pour vinegar mixture over it

Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture thickens

Serve over Spinach Salad and enjoy!

Hawaiian Cole Slaw

 

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8 cups shredded cabbage

1 cup shredded carrot

1 cup chopped pineapple, drained

1 cup mayonnaise

1/2 cup apple cider vinegar

 

4 tablespoons brown sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

 

Mix cabbage, carrots and pineapple together in a bowl

Whisk mayonnaise, vinegar, brown sugar, salt, and pepper together in a bowl until dressing is smooth

Pour dressing over coleslaw mixture and toss to coat

Refrigerate at least an hour before serving so the flavors blend

 

Enjoy!