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Salmon Salad

This salad really shouldn’t have excited me so much!  With so little effort and such great flavor, I felt like I was eating at a restaurant.

I used frozen salmon filets, defrosted them, sprinkled lemon pepper and lots of Parmesan cheese on top, and then baked them.  I tossed romaine lettuce, red pepper, and tomatoes with fat free honey mustard dressing, and then placed a salmon filet on top to enjoy what felt like a very special treat for lunch.  Now, if I could just find a waiter and a dishwasher, I’d be set.  🙂


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Salad Dressing

(photo by Pioneer Woman)

My favorite salad dressing, which I use on every salad now, is a homemade one from The Pioneer Woman.  It is made with fresh lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, and Parmesan cheese, and it will keep in the fridge for a few weeks.  Mine never lasts that long, because I make salads now just to taste this dressing.

The link to PW’s post is here.

And, here is the printed recipe:

  • ¾ cups Olive Oil Or Canola Oil
  • Juice Of 2 Lemons
  • 4 Tablespoons Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • ¼ teaspoons Salt, More To Taste
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • ¼ teaspoons Sugar
  • Dash Of Paprika
  • 1 clove Garlic – Peeled And Left Whole
Preparation Instructions

Place all ingredients into a jar. Shake it up and store in the fridge at least 24 hours before serving.

Serve on your favorite green salads. Also works well on pasta salad.

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Frito Salad

This is a super meal to put together!  It’s light and fresh, and it requires no cooking.  It’s perfect for those nights when I forget to thaw something from the freezer, which means we have this a lot.



shredded cheese

chopped green onion

chopped tomato

1 can of red kidney beans

optional: carrots and avocado

Kraft Catalina Dressing (I use Fat Free or Light)

Lay’s Frito Chips

Just chop and mix together according to taste.  I hope you make this often this summer!

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