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Mary J's Salad Recipes

Mary J's Chicken Broccoli Salad Recipe

3 cups water
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 bay leaf
1 clove garlic, halved
12 black peppercorns
1 pound skinned, boned chicken breasts
7 cups small fresh broccoli florets
3/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup sour cream
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon curry powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper

Combine first 5 ingredients in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and add chicken; cover and simmer 15 minutes or until done, turning chicken after 8 minutes. Remove chicken from pan and let cool. Discard cooking liquid. Shred chicken into bite sized pieces; set aside. Arrange broccoli in a vegetable steamer over boiling water. Cover and steam 5 minutes or until crisp tender. Combine chicken, broccoli, and red bell pepper in a bowl. Combine buttermilk and next 5 ingredients in a bowl. Add to chicken mixture, tossing gently to coat.
Serves 6.
Mary J


Mary J's Pea Salad Recipe

1 cup sour cream
3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
32 ounces frozen green peas, thawed and drained
1/3 cup chopped green onions
1 cup shredded chedder cheese
1/2 cup bacon bits

Mix sour cream, vinegar and salt in medium size bowl. Stir in peas and onions. Place 1/2 pea mixture in a serving bowl. Top with 1/2 the cheese and bacon. Repeat layers. Cover and chill until served.
Serves 10.
Mary J


Mary J's Macaroni Salad Recipe

2 cups cooked macaroni
2 eggs, hard boiled, chopped
1/4 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/3 to 1/2 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
2 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1/2 teaspoon prepared mustard
pepper, to taste

Combine all ingredients; stir well. Cover and chill for several hours before serving.
Serves 4.

Note: I like to add 1/2 cup flaked salmon to this recipe. It works well with this recipe.
Mary J


Mary J's White Bean Salad with Lemon Mustard Dressing Recipe

Lemon Mustard Dressing, recipe below
1 cup seedless grapes, red or green
15 ounce can small white beans, drained
1/2 cup diced celery
1/4 cup minced green onions
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
lettuce leaves

Prepare Lemon Mustard Dressing. Set aside. Combine all salad ingredients except lettuce; mix well. Serve on lettuce leaves with the Lemon Mustard Dressing.

Lemon Mustard Dressing
Combine 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 1 teaspoon Dijon style mustard, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; mix well.
Makes 1/4 cup.

Makes 4 servings.
Mary J

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