Monday, October 27, 2008

Two Quick and Easy Side Salads

I forgot to take pictures of these two before I brought them to a party. Sorry! Anyway, these are two quick and easy side salads, that you may have tried before.

Red Onion Broccoli Salad

1 bunch broccoli, cut into florets
1/4 cup red onion, diced
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
5-6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
3/4 cup Miracle Whip
2 Tablespoons sugar
2 Tablespoons vinegar

In a large bowl, mix broccoli, onion and half of sunflower seeds, along with half of bacon. In a small bowl, stir together Miracle Whip, sugar and vinegar. Toss dressing with broccoli mixture. Sprinkle remaining sunflowers and bacon on top of salad. Chill for one hour before serving.

Oriental Cole Slaw

1 pound package shredded cole slaw
1/2 of a small package sliced almonds
3 scallions, sliced
1 package ramen noodles, chicken flavor (or oriental works, too)
1/2 cup vegetable oil (I used olive, BTW, and it worked out great)
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 teaspoons soy sauce
seasoning packet from soup

Break up the noodles into small pieces and mix in a large bowl with cole slaw, almonds and scallions. In a separate bowl, mix oil, sugar, vinegar, pepper, soy sauce and seasoning packet. Taste the dressing and add more soy sauce or sugar to taste. Toss dressing with cole slaw mix. Refrigerate at least 1/2 hour to let all flavors come together, before serving.

Both of these went over well at the potlucks I had to go to this week. And best of all, they were inexpensive and easy to put together :-)


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