Thursday, June 27, 2019

COOL SUMMER SALADS


When it's hot out, the last thing you want to do is heat up the stove or oven (I know, that's what Insta-pots and slow cookers are for lol).  Today we wanted to share a couple of easy and yummy salads that can please your family in no time!

Frito Chili Salad
ONE PACKAGE OF SALAD MIX (ROMAINE, MIX, ETC.)
1 TO 2 CANS 15 OZ. CHILI
ONE BOTTLE (ANY BRAND) THOUSAND ISLAND SALAD DRESSING
CHOPPED TOMATOES OR SMALL PACKAGE CHERRY OR GRAPE TOMATOES 
LARGE BAG OF CORN CHIPS


RINSE SALAD MIX AND TOMATOES, CHOP TOMATOES IF NEEDED.  WARM CHILI IN MICROWAVE OR ON STOVE TOP--ADD TO SALAD/TOMATOES.  POUR THOUSAND ISLAND DRESSING OVER SAME (QUANTITY IS UP TO YOU).  ADD CORN CHIPS TO SALAD AND TOSS LIGHTLY.  QUICK AND EASY DINNER!
SEAFOOD SALAD 
  
1 bag mixed salad greens (washed)
1 small jar green olives
2 to 3 stalks of celery (washed)
1 package Imitation Crab (I buy mine at the meat counter)
mayonnaise
juice from green olives (above)
salt & pepper to taste
Slice the celery into thin slices (I usually slice mine down the middle vertically and then slice away).
Place the washed greens, celery, and green olives into a large serving bowl.  In separate mixing bowl place 1/2 to 1 cup mayo and 2 teaspoons of olive juice into bowl; stir lightly till mixed.  **I really don't measure these ingredients so just play with the amounts until you get the consistency that you want (should be consistency of 1000 Island dressing) and the amount you want on your salad**
Add black pepper to taste and lightly salt if you wish--with the olives I don't know that you need to add any.
Rinse the imitation crab meat off (I'm just weird about that) and then tear the chunks into smaller pieces and add to salad.  Lightly toss.
Serve immediately with French or Sourdough bread.  Yum!
We are also sharing this post at our SUMMER FUN 2019 LINK PARTY!  It goes live at 6 a.m. on June 28th!
Hope you will join us!
Thanks for stopping by!




6 comments:

  1. I'll take a big bowl of that Frito Chili Salad! Yum! I love salad and like trying different salad recipes.

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  2. I've never had a chili salad. It looks really good and simple to make. Will keep this in mind for a summer salad.

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  3. I love simple salads for dinner; these both look quite tasty too!

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  4. These look delicious! Salads are my go to for summer days!

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  5. I love Fritos. I could see this tasting yummy

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  6. YUM! These look wonderful for Summer! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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