Tag Archives: salad

Everyone’s Favorite Taco Salad

19 May

Everyone’s Favorite Taco Salad

Oh! Now just hold your horses. It’s not like you are eating Doritos everyday. The MSG wont kill you just this one time. In this salad it IS so worth it! Your whole family will love it! It has been in my family for quite some time. It originated from my cousins father I believe.


1 lb. ground beef
1 med. onion, chopped
Chili powder
Garlic powder
1 head lettuce, chopped
4 tomatoes
1 cup cheddar cheese
1 lg. bag Nacho Cheese Doritos, crushed
1 bottle Catalina French salad dressing
1 can of black olives
1 can of kidney beans


Brown ground beef with onion and desired amount of seasoning. Let cool; drain if needed. Add lettuce, tomatoes, beans, olives and cheese. When ready to eat, add crunched up Doritos and Catalina French dressing.
Quantities can be adjusted to suit your taste.

Summer Pasta Salad with Fennel

10 May

Summer Pasta Salad with Fennel


* 4 oz uncooked whole-wheat pasta, corkscrew shape (about 1 ½ cups)
* 4 oz uncooked whole-wheat pasta, shell shape (about 1 ½ cups)
* 1/3 cup olive oil
* ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
* 1 tsp dried oregano
* 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
* ½ tsp table salt
* ¼ tsp black pepper
* 2 medium garlic cloves, minced
* 1 large can black olives, drained
* 1 medium orange pepper, chopped (about 1 cup)
* 1 medium sweet red pepper(s), chopped (about 1 cup)
*1 cup grape tomatoes
* 1 medium yellow summer squash, halved lengthwise and sliced (about ½ cup)
* 1 fennel bulb chopped
* 1 cup frozen green peas, thawed


* Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Rinse pasta with cold water; drain again and set aside.

* Meanwhile, in a large bowl, prepare salad dressing by mixing together oil, lemon juice, oregano, mustard, salt, black pepper and garlic.

* Combine cooked pasta with vegetables and dressing in the bowl; toss thoroughly to coat. Cover and chill about 2 hours.

Wilted Salad

1 Sep

Wilted Salad

1 bunch leaf lettuce lettuce
1 bunch green onions
4 slices bacon
¼ C. vinegar
Johnny’s seasoning salt


Clean and tear lettuce leaves; chop onions. Combine lettuce and onions in bowl. Fry bacon until crisp. Mix equal parts bacon grease and vinegar and pour over salad. Crumble bacon on top. Sprinkle with Johnny’s seasoning salt.