Six Best Salads You Can Make at Home

Published: December 7, 2013

You have heard of these, when you go to a picnic or some such thing and you see the big bowls of yummy looking foodstuff you wonder, 'Is that Seven Layer Salad or 7-Up Salad?' Typically reserved for larger gatherings and many times for summer, special salads aren't as recognizable as standard restaraunt fare such as House Salad, or Chef's Salad unless you are at a buffet where once again you may not recognize the salads by name.

  1. Taco Salad

    There is nothing more fun or delicious than a taco salad, with saucy hamburger, scrumptious tomatoes, mounds of cheese and tortillas that line the plate you are overwhelmed with deliciousness in every bite. I cannot get enough of it each time I see it served. At Kraftrecipes.com find this recipe.

    http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/quick-taco-salad-95057.aspx

     

  2. Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Salad

    Bacon-Lettuce-Tomato Salad is tasty and it has an easy to remember name. It's just as easy to remember how to make it and those in your eating party will eagerly anticipate the salad just because it sounds good, fresh and tasty. Heavy on the bacon, this salad has cherry tomatoes and creamy style dressing.

    1 pound bacon

    3/4 cup mayonnaisse

    1/4 cup milk 

    1 tsp. garlic powder

    pinch of pepper

    salt to taste

    1 head of lettuce romaine or other

    2 large cubed tomatoes or 8 ounces of cherry tomatoes halved

    Fry the bacon and drain on paper towels. Combine the dressing ingredients. Combine the other ingredients. Toss everything together.

  3. Pasta Salad with Low Carb Pasta

    Salad is not dessert, right? Therefore I am switching up the list a little bit with a low carb version for the pasta salad. Pasta is loaded with carbs, pasta does have some nutritive value in its traditional semolia wheat form but so does low carb pasta. For your favorite pasta salad substitute the Quest spinach fettuccine. Voila, you have a slimming dish that is delcious pasta salad.You can also use the Miracle Noodles for your pasta salad another specialized pasta product. You might have to order either one of these online, not too terribly difficult of a task though is it?

    Super Corn and Cheese Fettuccine Salad

    8 ounces of Quest Fettucine Pasta (2oz. uncooked)

    1/2 cup favorite salad dressing

    1/2 cup frozen corn

    1/4 grated parmesan cheese

    1/2 tsp. garlic powder

    salt to taste

    ground cracked pepper to taste 

    Prepare the pasta, cool over a bowl of ice, add everything else and refrigerate a couple of hours until serving.

  4. Seven Layer Salad

    This is such a good salad and it originated in the United States. It should be made in a clear bowl so you can see the ingredients make the layered pattern. Lettuce, chopped or sliced hard cooked eggs, thawed frozen peas, 12 slices of bacon, 2 cups of shredded cheddar and 1 cup of mayonnaisse plus some chopped green onions and seasonings and you are good to go.

    The whole recipe is here: 

    http://southernfood.about.com/od/vegetablesalads/r/bl30608c.htm

  5. Low Carb Panzanella Bread Salad

    This is best because it is cheap to make. Using low carb bread as a base and adding cucumbers, tomato and olive oil to dress it create a tasty side course that won't break the bank. Panzanella Bread Salad is very Italian and you can throw in some cubed leftover chicken breast to make a meal. This takes 4 cups of tomato, 4 slices of cubed low-carb bread, 1 skinned, seeded and cubed cucumber, 1/2 cup chopped red onion, basil, 1/4 cup of olive oil and salt and pepper to taste.

  6. Curried Chicken Salad

    I had this at a restaurant one time and it was so good. Yummy white meat chicken, chopped celery, grapes and curry dressing were so delicious together. I had heard of this but never tasted it before. You cube up roasted chicken and then combine everything else while it cools. 

A lot of times salads are named for the ingredients in them. A salad should include fruits and vegetable in a larger proportion than the other ingredients, or, that's my opinion of salads. The best salad of all has to be the Taco Salad as it is so very flavorful and a whole meal-in-one.