Source:Whole Foods for the Whole Family
Date tried: June 3, 2012
Yield: 10 servings
Time needed: assembly takes only a few minutes, but the chicken salad is chilled overnight and the completed salad for another 1-4 hours. So it is a definite plan-ahead meal.
Prior preparation needed:
Cook chicken & chill
This dish truly lives up to its name. It is delicious and beautiful, a fit centre piece for a summer buffet luncheon.
Source: May All Be Fed: Diet for a New World
Made: October 10, 2013
Yield: 3-4 servings as a main dish; 6-8 as a side dish
Time to make: 10 minutes assembly + at least 1 hour to chill.
This is a lovely tabouli-style salad and great as a main dish. I intended to include the almond garnish, but at the last minute forgot to add them. But since I will certainly be making this salad again, that will be a treat for another day.
Source: Ecological Cooking
Date tried: June 2/17
Yield: 4 servings
Time needed: Quick to put together but allow and hour or two to chill
Prior preparation needed,
Peel, cook and shred potatoes
I found this a unique salad. In all my years of making potato salad, I had never thought of shredding them instead of chopping them into cubes. But it works well with the shredded zucchini. The dressing (mayonnaise + French dressing) accounts for most of the flavour.
Source: 12 Months of Monastery Salads
Date tried:March 31, 2016
Yield: 6 servings
Time needed: About 20 minutes + chilling time (1-2 hours) Also see prior preparation
Prior prepartion needed (if using freshly cooked beans)
Time to soak beans 1 hour to overnight
Time to cook beans: 2 hours
(Best to cook each type of bean separately to preserve the colour contrast.)
Nothing like a colourful mixed bean salad to brighten up the table. A good potluck contribution. As you can see it is a dish that needs planning, especially if you choose to cook the beans yourself. But no one step takes much time. I set the beans on to soak one night, cooked them the next day, then made the salad the day after. With a slow cooker, one can set the beans on to soak in the morning, cook them in the slow cooker overnight and make the salad next morning to chill for the evening meal.