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Salt and Vinegar Potato Salad

22 Aug

If you love salt and vinegar potato chips, you will be hooked on this potato salad from the first bite!  The Old Bay seasoning gives the dish a little kick.

If you have been on The Hungry Wife searching recipes, you may have noticed that I have several Potato Salads.  I love them.  Potato Salad is a great dish that can be easily made and served year round.  Salt and Vinegar Potato Salad is a great variation on the original, and perfect for those with vegetarian diet restrictions, or if you are just looking to replace the mayo for healthier dish.
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Summer Rice Salad

21 Mar

Summer Rice Salad is simple to prepare and the flavors go together so well, giving you a delicate flavor that you wont find in any other dish on the picnic table this summer.

I’m always looking for new salads to make, getting away from the tradition potato, pasta, egg, ect.  During the warm spring and summer months, salads can be so much more then a side dish.  I like to make several different salads and have them as the main meal.  Summer Rice Salad is wonderful!  I love that Summer Rice Salad is a refreshing, cooling, and flavorful dish that is unlike all those other summer salads.  Using rice as the main ingredient in salads is a nice departure from the tradition, and is lighter to eat on hot summer days then a heavy potato or pasta.
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Broccoli Salad

25 Feb

Broccoli Salad is the perfect side dish to welcome the spring. It combines the best of everything, veggies, bacon, cheese and yummy dressing.

Broccoli Salad is the perfect side dish to welcome the spring.  Even though many people are still dealing with the snow, and will be for a little while longer, here in South Carolina the temps are warming.  You can smell spring in the air as trees start budding and flowers start to push through the soil.  To celebrate the coming of spring, I decided to make this delicious and super easy broccoli salad.
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Mom’s Potato Salad

7 Jan

Mom's Potato Salad is simple yet intense.  Adding Italian dressing to this classic dish makes all the difference.  Invite new flavors in to your salad.

Mom’s Potato Salad is the third Potato Salad recipe The Hungry Wife is featuring.  I don’t think it is possible to have too many salad recipes, especially when they are so delicious and make excellent side dishes.  This particular recipe is one from my mother, and even though it is basically a classic potato salad, it has a nice twist.  The addition of Italian salad dressing provides a whole new dynamic into the flavor mix.
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Greek Salad Baguette

21 Sep

Greek Salad Baguette a great alternative to the deli meat sandwich.  I like to make this dish with a sourdough loaf or stuff the filling into large pitas.

Every now and then I like to go meatless for dinner.  It is a great way to pack in all those veggies and vitamins, and get a super healthy and filling meal.  One of the best things about The Greek Salad Baguette is that you can make it as a sandwich like the recipe suggests, or you can serve it as a side salad.  It is so good both ways.  I particularly like to make Greek Salad Baguette with a sourdough loaf and serve with a side of couscous.
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Mango and Avocado Salad with Peanut Dressing

19 Jul

Mango and Avocado Salad with Peanut Dressing is something you will want to eat nearly every day.  This salad can be served as a starter dish or pile it up to make a super refreshing lunch to get you through the hot days.

With summer bringing the hottest days of the year, Mango and Avocado Salad with Peanut Dressing is something you will want to eat nearly every day.  This salad can be served as a starter dish or pile it up to make a super refreshing lunch to get you through the hot days.
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Spicy Potato Salad

26 Jun

This Spicy Potato Salad gets back to its native North American roots, using smoky, spicy condiments made from its indigenous neighbors, chipotle peppers and tomatillos.

Spicy Potato Salad is more than you could ever ask for.  It is extremely extremely low in fat and calories, no cholesterol, and super flavorful.  In the United States, we’re accustomed to potato salad dressed with mayonnaise or oil and vinegar.  But this potato salad is both very low-fat and vegan.
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Grilled Corn Salad

24 Jun

This is a wonderful Grilled Corn Salad that appears in our house every summer when corn is super sweet and in season.  Grilled Corn Salad really showcases what summer corn is all about.

This is a wonderful Grilled Corn Salad that appears in our house every summer when corn is super sweet and in season.  Grilled Corn Salad really showcases what summer corn is all about.  Sure, you could add some tomatoes, avocados, and other vegetables that are in season, but I like to keep this simple.  This dish will complement any summer outing and will last the test of time.  You can transform this Salad into many different things, a salsa on your burrito, or made more complex with some additional ingredients (I like avocado if you have one).
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Classic Potato Salad

22 Jun

When buying potatoes to use in potato salad, it's important to select a variety that keeps its shape when cooked.  Starch content is the defining factor in where to use potato.

Classic Potato Salad is just one of two potato salads The Hungry Wife will be featuring.  We’ll start with the Classic Potato Salad and then get a little more daring.  This recipe is simple and delicious, with traditional ingredients sure to be loved by all.
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Classic Macaroni Salad

21 Jun

Classic Macaroni Salad is best kept simple with only the necessary ingredients.  And that is what this recipe delivers, simple, traditional and delicious.  I like nothing more than celery, onions, hard-boiled eggs, mayo, and a touch of mustard.

The Hungry Wife is kicking off Summer Salad Week with this traditional family favorite, Classic Macaroni Salad.  All this week, I will be bringing you our favorite summer salads.  Everyone has a classic side dish that no summer get-together is complete without.  These salad recipes I am providing, will be perfect for any summer time event.  Some of them, like this Classic Macaroni Salad, are simple and remind you of childhood Bar-B-Que’s and family reunions.
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Cool Lemon Chicken Salad

19 Jun

When it's hot outside, I like to eat things that are light, cool, easy to prepare, and taste wonderful.  Cool Lemon Chicken Salad is our favorite summer meal.

Here comes the heat, and that often means adjusting the type of cooking we do.  Cool Lemon Chicken Salad fits right into summertime cooking.  When it’s hot outside, I like to eat things that are light, cool, easy to prepare, and taste wonderful.  Cool Lemon Chicken Salad is one of The Hungry Wife’s favorite summer meals.  The lemon and basil makes this Chicken Salad super refreshing, and perfect to eat rolled up in a lettuce leaf.
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Yogurt Tahini Dressing

17 Jun

Yogurt Tahini Dressing, along with brown rice, tofu, and miso soup crossed over into mainstream cuisine about thirty years ago and never left.

Yogurt Tahini Dressing, along with brown rice, tofu, and miso soup crossed over into mainstream cuisine about thirty years ago and never left.  To make a delicious lower-fat version, just use nonfat yogurt.
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Cucumbers with Arugula Caper Dressing

12 Jun

Cool and crisp, refreshing and cleansing, Cucumber Salads are important in cuisines around the world. We love eating them with many different types of dishes.

Cool and crisp, refreshing and cleansing, Cucumber Salads are important in cuisines around the world.  At The Hungry Wife we love eating them with Indian, Eastern European, Middle Eastern, and North African main dishes.  Pour our easily prepared dressings on a few sliced cucumbers and you have a little side dish, salad, or garnish that can really make the meal.
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Scandinavian Egg Salad

15 May

The simplest egg salad made with fresh eggs, crisp celery, a good mayonnaise, and quality mustard is hard to beat.   But hard-boiled eggs and mayonnaise are a fine vehicle for a host of other ingredients and seasonings.

All of us at The Hungry Wife had a great time tinkering with this perennial favorite.  The simplest egg salad made with fresh eggs, crisp celery, a good mayonnaise, and quality mustard is hard to beat.  But hard-boiled eggs and mayonnaise are a fine vehicle for a host of other ingredients and seasonings.

Here is an egg salad that can be eaten as a sandwich, spread, or canapes, or stuffed into ripe juicy tomatoes shells, crisp cucumber shells, or bell pepper halves.

Serve Scandinavian Egg Salad as a sandwich between slices of whole wheat bread, baguette, or a coarse country-style bread with tender leaf lettuce and sliced tomato.  As an appetizer, serve with sesame crackers, pita, or rye crackers.

Reduce the fat content of Scandinavian Egg Salad by discarding the cooked yolks of five of the eggs.  If you don’t have a 2-quart saucepan, a larger one is okay – just use enough water to immerse the eggs completely.
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Pink Salad

25 Apr

This is very similar to grandmas congealed salad, and believe it or not, even easier to make.  It is excellent served as a side dish on hot summer days, also great as a light dessert.  Go ahead and give it try, enjoy.

Sounds strange right?  When I first saw this Pink Salad recipe in a cookbook put together by the Information Systems team my husband works on, I was a little put off to say the least.  However, I read the ingredients and directions, it sounded simple enough and extremely fast so why not give the pink salad a try.

I’m not afraid to say it, I like congealed salad, and you know what, so do a lot of people.  Pink Salad is very similar to grandmas congealed salad, and believe it or not, even easier to make.  It is excellent served as a side dish on hot summer days, also great as a light dessert.  Personally, I think its even good at breakfast.  Go ahead and give it try, enjoy.

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