Turkey with Fruit Salad ( or Chicken and Fruit Salad)

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Turkey with Fruit Salad (or Chicken Salad)

This is a great way to use up that left over Turkey!

2 ½ Cups cooked and cubed Turkey (or about 2 large cooked chicken breast)

1/3 Cup finely chopped red onion

1 Small apple, about 1 to 1 ¼ cups chopped apple with the peeling

1 to 1 ¼ Cups quartered and sliced seedless grapes

2/3 Cup chopped pecans

2/3 Cup Gluten Free mayonnaise ( I use Hellman’s Real mayo)

In medium bowl add cooked and cubed Turkey ( or chicken). Wash and cut up fruit and onion adding this to meat, along with pecans. Then pour in mayo and mix well. Serve in lettuce wrap or on your favorite Gluten Free bread for a great tasting sandwich. Enjoy!

Deli Style Broccoli Salad

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Deli Style Broccoli Salad

2 Small heads of fresh Broccoli about 4 Cups of Florets

1/2 Cup Golden Raisins

1/2 Cup Roasted and Salted Sunflower Seeds

1 Large Shallot or Green Garden Onion Chopped

Optional: 1 cup shredded carrots

Dressing:

1/2 Cup Crushed Pineapple with juice

1/2 Cup Gluten Free Mayonnaise

2 Tablespoons Stevia or Sugar

In medium size mixing bowl, cut up broccoli florets to bite size pieces. Add raisins, sunflower seeds, and onion. In small bowl mix pineapple, mayo, and sugar. Whisk together until smooth and pour over broccoli mixture. Refrigerate until chilled, serve cold. Enjoy!

Southwest Ranch Salad

Gluten Free Southwest Ranch Salad

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Southwest Ranch Salad

4 Cups chopped baby Kale

2 Cups Fresh or frozen cut Corn

1 Avocado peeled, seeded and cubed

1- 16 oz. can Bush’s Gluten Free Dark Red Kidney Beans (Drained)

10 -12 Small Red Cherry Tomatoes cut in half

Optional 1 Diced Jalapeno

1 Cup crushed Gluten Free Corn Chips

Assemble all vegetables in large serving bowl and top with corn chips. Mix dressing using recipe below and pour over salad just before serving.

Dressing:

1/3 Cup Gluten Free Mild Salsa

1 Cup Gluten Free Ranch Dressing (see recipe below using the yogurt to make it thicker)

Add salsa and ranch dressing to small mixing bowl whisk together, and pour over salad just before serving.

Gluten Free Ranch Seasoning Mix

2/3 Cup GF Dry Buttermilk (Saco Cultured Dry Buttermilk)

2 Tablespoons Additive Free Dried Parsley Leaves

2 Teaspoons Additive Free Dried Dill Weed

1 Tablespoon Salt

½ Teaspoon Pure Black Pepper

4 Teaspoons Additive Free Onion Powder

1 Teaspoon Additive Free Garlic Powder

Process in food processor until dill and parsley are completely ground fine. Store in a labeled container, in the refrigerator or freezer.

GF Ranch Salad Dressing

4 Teaspoons Dry Ranch Seasoning Mix (See Recipe above)

1 1/3 Cups Pure Butter Milk ( to make dressing thicker use half butter milk and half plain GF Greek yogurt )

1 Teaspoon White Vinegar

2 Teaspoons Sugar

1 Teaspoon Salt

1 Teaspoon GF Lea and Perrins Worcestershire Sauce

½ Teaspoon Kikkomans GF Soy Sauce

Place all ingredients in pint canning jar and whisk together. Put lid on jar and store in refrigerator.

Pea Carrot Salad

Pea Carrot Salad

Pea Carrot Salad

2 Cups Fresh or Frozen Sweet Peas (Hulled, Washed and drained)

2 Cups Freshly grated Carrots ( about 3 large carrots)

1 Cup Freshly grated Cheddar Cheese

3/4 Cup Gluten Free Mayo ( I use Hellmans)

1-2 Tablespoons Sugar ( Or Stevia)

Optional 1/2 Cup Crisp Bacon Crumbled over top

In large mixing bowl add all vegetables and cheese. In small bowl whisk together mayo and sugar, pour over Vegetables and cheese. Refrigerate over night.( it is much better when you make ahead) Then top with bacon if you choose, before serving. Enjoy!

Ham and Broccoli Salad

Ham and Broccoli Salad

 

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Ham and Broccoli Salad

2 Heads Broccoli, chopped (about 6 cups)

1 Cup Chopped Ham (Farmland has Gluten Free ham )

1/2 Cup Pineapple Chunks

1/2 Cup Gluten Free Mayonnaise ( I use Hellmann’s)

1/2 Cup Plain Additive Free Greek Yogurt

1/2 cup sugar or Stevia Sweetener (I use ¼ cup sugar and 1/4 cup Stevia)

2/3 Cup Additive Free freshly shredded Cheddar Cheese

In mixing bowl combine broccoli, ham and pineapple. In small bowl whisk together mayo, yogurt, and sugar. Pour over broccoli mixture, blending well. Top with cheese and serve. I like to add a few Gluten Free Croutons. This is a favorite at pot luck diners.

Rosemary Dill Cucumber Salad

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Rosemary Dill Cucumber Salad

5 Cups washed peeled and sliced Cucumbers ( about 5-6 Large Cucumbers)

Dressing:

1/8 Cup of Milk

1/2 Cup of Gluten Free Mayonnaise ( I use Hellmann’s original)

1/4 Cup plain Greek Yogurt

2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice

1/2 Teaspoon Freshly Chopped Rosemary Leaves

1/2 Teaspoon Dried Dill Weed

1/2 Teaspoon Salt

1/8 Teaspoon ground Black Pepper

In large mixing bowl (or serving bowl) add all ingredients for dressing and whisk together. Add peeled and sliced cucumbers and fold together. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving. You can also mix the dressing and refrigerate the night before and it tastes even better. Enjoy!!

 

Chicken and Fruit Salad

Gluten Free Chicken and Fruit Salad

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Chicken & Fruit Salad

(or you can use Turkey)

2 ½ Cups cooked and cubed chicken ( about 2 large cooked chicken breast)

1/3 Cup finely chopped red onion

1 Small apple, about 1 to 1 ¼ cups chopped apple with the peeling

1 to 1 ¼ Cups quartered and sliced seedless grapes

2/3 Cup chopped pecans

2/3 Cup Gluten Free mayonnaise ( I use Hellmans Real mayo)

In medium bowl add cooked and cubed chicken ( or turkey). Wash and cut up fruit and onion adding this to chicken, along with pecans. Then pour in mayo and mix well. Serve in lettuce wrap or on your favorite Gluten Free bread for a great tasting sandwich. Enjoy!

Wilted Salad with Hot Garlic Ginger Dressing

Wilted Lettuce Salad with Hot Garlic Ginger Dressing

4 Cups washed and torn Leaf Lettuce

1 Cup washed and torn Baby Kale Leaves

1-2 Chopped Green Onions

Optional- 1 Cup chopped cooked Chicken or Turkey

1/4 Cup light Olive Oil

2-3 Slices Gluten Free Bacon

2 Tablespoons minced Garlic

1 Tablespoon Freshly Grated Ginger ( have garlic and ginger already minced and grated before you start to fry bacon).

In medium size bowl assemble lettuce, kale, onions, chicken, and toss. Plate individual salads onto heat proof bowls or plates. Using a cast iron skillet, heat oil on high and fry bacon until crisp. Remove bacon when done and drain on paper towel. Leaving heat turned up on medium high add garlic and ginger. Fry until garlic sizzles just starts to turn brown, this only takes a few seconds. Immediately remove from heat and pour over plated salads. Lettuce should pop and sizzle so that it will wilt. Crumble bacon over salads, season to taste with salt and or pepper and serve.

Variations: Instead of cooked chicken, you can use cooked and thinly sliced steak.

You may also want to add some chopped hot peppers, or top with grated cheese or boiled eggs.

Some people also like to add a bit of balsamic or white vinegar after pouring oil over salad.

Roasted Green Tomato Salsa

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Roasted Green Tomato Salsa

4 Large green tomatoes

3-4 Large Jalapeños ( 4-5 inches long)

5-6 Large Whole Cloves of Garlic

2-3 Green Onions

1 Teaspoon Salt

Preheat grill to 375* – 400*F.

Wash all vegetables, clean and peel outer skin off of garlic and onions. Core and cut tomatoes into quarters. Cut stems off of jalapenos. Place all vegetables in large foil pan, arrange so there is only one layer. Make sure to place the tomatoes with skin side down. Sprinkle with salt over all vegetables and place pan over center burners. Lower the flame on the center burners and close lid of grill. Check occasionally to make sure vegetables are not burning, you only want to roast them. The green onions will cook faster than the other veggies, when the green ends turn dark brown take them off the grill. Cook rest of the vegetables for 30 to 40 minutes or until vegetables are soft and turning brown. They are cooked when you can pierce through with a fork.  Let cool for about 10 minutes, then add all vegetables, including onions to your blender and blend to desired thickness. I like mine a little chunky. You may like yours pureed, taste and add more salt if desired. Serve as a dip or as toppings for tacos or tostadas.

Note: I like to go a little heavy on the garlic, if you don’t care for a strong garlic taste, then don’t roast as many cloves as I do.

If you plan to can or preserve your salsa, before you add to jars, you will have to boil blended vegetables, and follow canning directions, according to Ball or Kerr canning books.

 

Gluten Free Ham Salad Sandwich

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Ham Salad (Left overs?)

2 Cups chopped Cooked Ham

1 Cup freshly shredded additive free Cheese

1/2 Cup diced Onion

1 diced boiled Egg (optional)

3/4 Cup GF Mayo ( I used Hellmans GF)

Mix all ingredients and serve on lettuce wrap or GF bun.

This is my go to recipe for ham salad, yall just be creative add what ever appeals to you. You notice in the picture that the avocado is on the side. That’s because my husband doesn’t like it in the salad, so I add my avocado later!

Black-eyed Pea Salsa Salad

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Black-eyed Pea Salsa Salad

1/3 Cup juice from cooked Black-eyed peas

3 large Cloves crushed garlic

1 ½ Cups Diced Red Onion ( about half of a medium size onion)

1 ½ Cups Frozen cut Corn

3 ½ Cups Cooked and Drained Black-eyed Peas

1 Large Chopped Bell Pepper

1 Cubed Medium Tomato

1 ½ Cups gluten free Salsa ( mild or hot, your preference )

1 Cup freshly Grated additive free sharp cheddar Cheese

In medium skillet sauté onion and garlic in juice of black-eyed peas on medium high heat, for about 3- 4 minutes or until onions start to turn translucent. Add corn and cook another 3- 4 minutes, stirring being careful not to burn, juice will evaporate. Turn off heat from under skillet and prepare other vegetables. In large bowl add drained black-eyed peas, chopped bell pepper, tomato, and salsa. When onions, garlic and corn are cool add to black-eyed pea mixture. Top with grated cheese and refrigerate or serve.

Gluten Free Southwest Ranch Salad

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Southwest Ranch Salad

4 Cups chopped baby Kale

2 Cups frozen cut Corn

1 Avocado peeled, seeded and cubed

1- 16 oz. can Bush’s Gluten Free Dark Red Kidney Beans (Drained)

10 -12 Small Red Cherry Tomatoes cut in half

Optional 1 Diced Jalapeno

1 Cup crushed Gluten Free Corn Chips

Assemble all vegetables in large serving bowl and top with corn chips. Mix dressing using recipe below and pour over salad just before serving.

Dressing:

1/3 Cup Gluten Free Mild Salsa

1 Cup Ranch Dressing (see recipe below using the yogurt to make it thicker)

Add salsa and ranch dressing to small mixing bowl whisk together,and pour over salad just before serving.

Gluten Free Ranch Seasoning Mix

2/3 Cup GF Dry Buttermilk (Saco Cultured Dry Buttermilk)

2 Tablespoons Additive Free Dried Parsley Leaves

2 Teaspoons Additive Free Dried Dill Weed

1 Tablespoon Salt

½ Teaspoon Pure Black Pepper

4 Teaspoons Additive Free Onion Powder

1 Teaspoon Additive Free Garlic Powder

Process in food processor until dill and parsley are completely ground fine. Store in a labeled container, in the refrigerator or freezer.

GF Ranch Salad Dressing

4 Teaspoons Dry Ranch Seasoning Mix (See Recipe above)

1 1/3 Cups Pure Butter Milk ( to make dressing thicker use half butter milk and half plain GF Greek yogurt )

1 Teaspoon White Vinegar

2 Teaspoons Sugar

1 Teaspoon Salt

1 Teaspoon GF Lea and Perrins Worcestershire Sauce

½ Teaspoon Kikkomans GF Soy Sauce

Place all ingredients in pint canning jar and whisk together. Put lid on jar and store in refrigerator.

Ham and Broccoli Salad

 

on December 11, 2014

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Ham and Broccoli Salad

2 Heads Broccoli, chopped (about 6 cups)

1 Cup Chopped Ham (Farmland has Gluten Free ham )

1/2 Cup Pineapple Chunks

1/2 Cup Gluten Free Mayonnaise ( I use Hellmann’s)

1/2 Cup Plain Additive Free Greek Yogurt

1/2 cup sugar or Stevia Sweetener (I use ¼ cup sugar and 1/4 cup Stevia)

2/3 Cup Additive Free freshly shredded Cheddar Cheese

In mixing bowl combine broccoli, ham and pineapple. In small bowl whisk together mayo, yogurt, and sugar. Pour over broccoli mixture, blending well. Top with cheese and serve. I like to add a few Gluten Free Croutons. This is a favorite at pot luck diners.