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Zucchini and Avocado Salad Recipe

Ingredients:
4 sm. zucchini, cut into 1/4″ slices*, approx. 1 lb.
8 green onions with tops, sliced
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 medium avocado
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 small green pepper, coarsely shredded
4 oz chopped green chilies
Oil and Vinegar Dressing (below)
Salad greens

Oil and Vinegar Dressing
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoon vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
Dash of pepper

Instructions:
Cook and stir zucchini and green onions in oil until zucchini is crisp tender, about 3 minutes. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.

Cut avocado lengthwise into halves; cut halves into 1/4″ slices. Sprinkle with lemon juice.

Toss zucchini mixture, avocado, green pepper, chilies and Oil and Vinegar Dressing. Serve on salad greens.

Dressing: Shake all ingredients in tightly covered jar; refrigerate. Shake each time before serving.


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Wild Green Salad Recipe

Ingredients:
4 cup Escarole leaves or Curly Endive Leaves – (the inner white ones)
Small Spinach Leaves
Hearts of Romaine or a 4 cup mixture of greens such as:
Tender Mustard Greens, Radish Leaves, Arugula, Leaves Watercress, Rock – Cress OR Field Cress
Nasturtium Leaves, tender
Dandelion Leaves
Dill or – Fennel Greens and Hyssop Leaves
Blossoms 20 Mint leaves
12 Sorrel leaves torn or sliced
4 Scallions; chopped or sliced
1/4 cup Sunflower seeds, toasted

Dressing
2 tb Plain or herbal vinegar such as tarragon vinegar
5 tb Sunflower seed oil OR Extra-virgin olive oil OR Walnut oil
Salt

Instructions:

Wash and dry all the greens. Tear or cut them into whatever size you like, and put them into a large bowl with the scallions and toasted sunflower seeds.

Dressing: Whisk everything together, taste, and adjust with more vinegar or oil as needed


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Western Salad Recipe

Ingredients:
1 egg, cooked
1 head of lettuce, Boston (butterhead)
1/2 lb spinach
1 Onion, sliced
2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
1/4 cup vinegar
1/2 cup salad oil
1 dash garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Instructions:

Remove egg yolk and mash with garlic. Blend in salt, paprika, pepper and mustard. Add salad oil, vinegar; Beat well.

Chop egg white and parsley and stir in.

Combine lettuce, spinach and onion in salad bowl. Add dressing. Toss lightly.


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Vermont Spinach Recipe

Ingredients:
1/2 lb Spinach
1 small Bermuda onion; sliced
1/4 cup Celery; diced
1/4 cup Olive oil
2 tablespoon Tarragon vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 small Clove of garlic; pressed
1/4 teaspoon Ground pepper
Optional: 4 Eggs; hard-cooked, diced

Instructions:

Tear spinach into bite size pieces, arrange in salad bowl. Add onion and celery. Chill.

Toss spinach mixture with oil until leaves are well coated.

Combine vinegar, salt, garlic, pepper and , blending well. Pour over spinach mixture, add eggs. Toss well, serve immediately.


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Tuna Slaw Recipe

Ingredients:
1 lb Red cabbage, cored, shredded & chopped
1 Onions – small red
1 can Tuna; 6 1/2 oz -packed in olive oil
4 Anchovy fillets -finely chopped
6 Tablespoon Olive oil
1 Tablespoon Red wine vinegar
4 teaspoon Heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon Black pepper-freshly ground
1 Tablespoon Parsley, fresh, chopped

Instructions:

Combine the cabbage with the onion in a bowl.

Drain the tuna, pouring off the oil into a small bowl. Flake the tuna and add to the cabbage mixture.

Mash the anchovies with the reserved oil until smooth. Whisk in the olive oil, vinegar, cream and pepper. Pour over the cabbage mixture. Toss well.

Sprinkle with parsley and serve at room temperature.

SERVES: 4-6


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Taco Salad Recipe

Ingredients:
1lb hamburger
1 packet of taco seasoning (low carb)
1 head of iceberg lettuce
8 ounces of grated cheese (4 cheddar and 4 mozzarella)
1 tomato
4 ounces of sour cream

Instructions:

Cook hamburger on a skillet, with 2-3 ounces of water and seasoning mix. Cook until done.

Chop lettuce. Dice tomato.

Mix meat, sour cream, cheese and tomatoes together then put on the lettuce & tomatos to create a salad.


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Sauteed Spinach with Pinenuts Recipe

Ingredients:
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon pine nuts
2 cloves garlic, minced
10 ounces fresh spinach (not baby spinach), tough stems removed
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon shaved Parmesan cheese
Freshly ground pepper to taste

Instructions:

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add pine nuts and garlic; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

Add spinach and cook, stirring, until just wilted, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in vinegar and salt.

Serve immediately, sprinkled with Parmesan and pepper.


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Sauerkraut Salad Recipe

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups sauerkraut
1/2 lbs country sausage (hot or mild depending on taste)
8 oz cream cheese

Instructions:

Crumble sausage into skillet and pan fry until brown.

Add sauerkraut to skillet and continue to cook until kraut gets golden edges.

Add to mixing bowl with cream cheese and mix. Salt and pepper to taste.

Good hot or cold.

Carb Count: 1/2 cup – 3-4 carbs.


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Roast Beef Salad with Creamy Horseradish Dressing Recipe

Ingredients:
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup sour cream
3 tablespoons horseradish
1 teaspoon red- or white-wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon fresh-ground black pepper
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 large head escarole, torn into bite-size pieces
1/4 pound mushrooms, sliced thin
1 small red onion, sliced thin
1/2 pound sliced roast beef, cut into approximately 1 1/2-by-1/2-inch strips

Instructions:

In a medium bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, sour cream, horseradish, vinegar, pepper, and 1/2 teaspoon of the salt until smooth.

In a large bowl, toss the escarole with the mushrooms, onion, roast beef, the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, and all but 2 tablespoons of the dressing. Serve the salad with the remaining dressing drizzled over the top.

4 servings.


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Pancetta, Goat Cheese and Spinach Salad Recipe

Ingredients:
1 oz. thinly sliced pancetta, chopped
1/2 of a small red onion, thinly sliced (about 1/2 cup)
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
8 cups packaged fresh baby spinach
1 ounce semi soft goat cheese(chevre), crumbled

Instructions:

Cook pancetta and red onion in a large skillet over medium heat for about 8 minutes or until pancetta is crisp and onion is just tender, stirring occasionally. Remove pancetta and onion from skillet using a slotted spoon.

Stir vinegar into drippings in skillet. Add spinach. Cook and toss for 30-60 seconds or until spinach is just wilted. Divide spinach mixture among four salad plates. Top with pancetta mixture and goat cheese.

Serve immediately.

Carbs: 5 g per serving. Servings: 4.


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