Recipe Type: Salads

Cucumber-Tomato Salad

Cucumber, Tomato & Olive Salad

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For many Americans, a salad is iceberg lettuce, tomato, cucumber and salad dressing. A good size salad made from the first three ingredients has about 200 calories. Four tablespoons of creamy salad dressing can add 400 or more calories. The dressing adds flavor but very few nutrients. While 600 or ...

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Homemade Taco Salad

Easy 535 Calorie Taco Salad


Hola! Mexican food can be a healthy alternative to most ethnic foods when you make your own or when ordering carefully at a restaurant. Like most restaurant foods, portions are supersized, so you can easily consume more calories and sodium than your body needs. Taco salads are one example. A ...

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Plate of Homemade Nachos

Nachos MedGrande


Hola! Nachos are a popular Tex-Mex appetizer served by many Mexican American restaurants. The original nachos consisting of fried corn tortilla chips covered with cheddar cheese and jalapeños were created by Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya in 1943. Today, there are so many varieties of nachos, this recipe is only one example. ...

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Easy Potato Salad

Easy Potato Salad


Easy Potato Salad is a simple recipe you can make using red, white, or Yukon Gold potatoes. You can make it with or without the potato skins. Adding eggs is optional. The only cooking and cutting is the eggs and potatoes. Onion powder replaces fresh onion. You can add different ...

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Salad with homemade 1000 Island Dressing

25 Calorie Thousand Island Dressing


One memory I have growing up in central Phoenix was an occasional visit to Bob’s Big Boy restaurant for their double decker cheese burger with Thousand Island dressing. The meal was superior to McDonald’s Big Mac™ and fries. Their was no secret to Bob’s sauce. Thousand Island dressing has been ...

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Homemade Ranch Dressing

25 Calorie Homemade Ranch Dressing and Dip


Buttermilk based ranch dressing has been an American favorite since its inception in the 1950’s. This homemade ranch dressing and dip has about 60 percent less calories than commercially prepared full-fat ranch dressing without sacrificing flavor. Like all processed foods sold today, what you get is not the same ranch dressing ...

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Homemade Coleslaw

10 Minute Coleslaw

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Coleslaw is a popular cold salad usually made using green head cabbage. The cabbage can be shredded or chopped based on personal preference. Shredded cabbage is easier if you do not have a food processor. All you need is a sharp knife. It only takes minutes to shred a head ...

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Black Bean and Corn Salsa


This colorful, hearty Black Bean and Corn Salsa can be be eaten with corn tortilla chips, as a condiment for seafood tacos, eggs, and breakfast burritos or for taco salads and nachos. One-quarter cup (4 tbps. 60 g) has about 80 calories, and 4 grams each of dietary fiber and ...

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Artichoke and Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad

Artichoke and Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad Recipe


This Artichoke and Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad Recipe is a simple, healthier alternative to mayonnaise based prepared and homemade macaroni salads. Variations Substitute canned or fresh tuna or salmon, cooked crab or lobster for the grilled chicken. Add to taste fresh or dried dill, thyme, oregano or dried Italian seasoning. ...

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Mint Vinaigrette

Mint Vinaigrette Recipe


Mint Vinaigrette, unlike most condiments, has no oil and only 6 calories, zero fat, and 1 mg sodium per 2 tablespoon (30 ml) serving. It is a simple blend of fresh mint (spearmint or peppermint), red wine vinegar, and fresh garlic. Traditionally, mint vinaigrette is made using a mortar and pestle to ...

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