Thursday, August 15, 2013

10 Fun and Funky Salads

We thought we would share a collection of ten of our salads that are a bit more fun than the usual green salad. 
Myself, I do not like green salad. Sue must have been a bunny in a previous life because she can eat salad like nobody's business. 
We both agreed though that these 10 salads could convince even the most die-hard salad hater to give salads another chance. 
Just click on the name of the salad - above each photo - to get to the recipe.

Hearty and delicious. Looking for a good crunchy salad that will fill you up and not leave you wanting more? Give this tasty broccoli, cashew, and bacon salad a go!

This one is definitely funky. Don't be scared though! The combination of carrots, grapes, poppy seeds, and cheddar cheese is surprisingly tasty.

Who says salads have to be boring?
Spice things up with some Chinese Chili Garlic Paste in a fantastic homemade dressing and some crunchy noodles. This can be a side or it can be your complete meal!

This is one of those recipes that will make you the hit of the party. 
Bring this to your next gathering and you will have everyone asking you for the recipe. The Lime Curry Dressing is crazy good!

Our dad created this recipe years ago and apparently it is very similar to some old Eastern European/European recipes. This has turned into one of our site's most visited recipes. 
Taste it and you will understand why!

Normally I am not a fan of fruit in my salad but this combination just works.
There is only 3 ingredients to this salad BUT the flavors and textures are amazing.

I'm always impressed by how colorful this salad is. Put this on a table full of food and I guarantee that it is the one people will be talking about. 
First for the appearance...and then for how crazy good it tastes!

Here's an idea to fancy up your regular macaroni salad. 
You can use whatever your favorite veggies are but present it layered, in a bowl or serving dish, and suddenly everyone's asking "Ooooh! Who made this dish?"

What's that? You want a super simple salad that takes about 2 seconds to make.
How about this delicious quinoa salad?
Simple, quick, tasty - everything you could ask for in a salad. Oh yeah, it's good for you too!

Last, but certainly not least, of our 10 fun and funky salads is this funky concoction of couscous, apricots, veggies, and a to-die-for vinaigrette. 
You definitely have not had anything like this before. You should probably make it right now. :)

Drop us a comment and let us know if you have tried any of our salads. We would love to hear from you.
Be sure to stop by The Mandatory Mooch and Adorned From Above and Blissful and Domestic for some great links!

1 comment:

  1. What a great salad recipes. Looks so good, I'll try some of them .