Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Broccoli Salad

LaNae asked me to make this for the memorial day party and I had to look it up and ask Alicia because I have never made it. Well, it's my new favorite!! Made it again for a get together at Smith's and as at the Memorial Day Party, everyone raved about it. (I didn't do the onions because I don't like them, but it's in the recipes so I'll include it.)

5 cups fresh broccoli florets
1/2 cup Craisins
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup cooked, crumbled bacon
1/4 cup of red onion, chopped
1 cup of frozen peas, thawed

1 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons vinegar
1/2 cup sugar

Combine broccoli florets, Craisins, sunflower seeds, crumbled bacon, chopped onion, and peas in a large serving bowl. In a separate bowl or large cup, whisk together mayonnaise, vinegar and sugar. Add dressing to the salad and toss to mix well; chill thoroughly before serving.
Broccoli salad serves 4 to 6.

Zuppas BBQ Chicken Salad

I loved this salad when we went to Zupas so here it is:

Lettuce, chicken, tomatoes, black beans, corn, black olives, red onions and tortilla strips.

Top it off with BBQ Sauce and Ranch.

Zupas claims to have a "special" BBQ sauce, but I just used my favorite (Sweet Baby Ray's) and it was awesome.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Southwestern Turkey Sandwich

1 can chopped olives
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup mayo
1/3 cup sour cream
1/3 cup chopped green onion
1 pound sliced smoked turkey
2 tomatoes chopped
2 chopped avocados
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 loaf of French bread

Mix first top 7 ingredients. Cut bread lengthwise and spread 2/3 of the sauce across both sides. Then layer as follows: Turkey slices, chopped tomato, chopped avocado, remaining sauce and then cheese.

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20-30 minutes until cheese is ooey, gooey and bubbly.

This can also be made into panini which we really like and best when served with chips and salsa. Oh so good!!!!!