Chopped Broccoli Salad

Recipe & Photo Courtesy of: Favorite Family Recipes
This salad just happens to be one our favorites, so we had to share it with you! It’s a great way to get your kids to eat broccoli!
Ingredients:
  • 2 heads broccoli chopped in small pieces
  • 1/2 cup bacon pieces
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup Craisins
  • Dressing:
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar

Instructions:

Mix dressing and add to all other ingredients in a large bowl. Stir well and chill in fridge for at least an hour before serving.

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Neiman Marcus Chicken Salad

Recipe & Photo Courtesy of: Real Mom Kitchen

This rich and creamy chicken salad recipe is perfect by itself or as a sandwich! It’s delicious and very easy to make, so you can spend more time with guests and less time in the kitchen!

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups cooked and diced chicken (I used a rotisserie chicken)
  • 1 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 1/2 cup purple grapes, halved
  • 1 Tbsp fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup toasted sliced almonds plus additional for garnish if desired (I bought them toasted from the store)

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine all of the above ingredients.
  2. Fold the mixture until well combined. Serve on croissants or over red lettuce leaves.
  3. Serves 6.

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BBQ Chicken Salad with Creamy BBQ Dressing

Recipe & Photo Courtesy of: Favorite Family Recipes

BBQ chicken salads are a summertime must, and adding ridiculously good homemade dressing from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe only adds to the craving!

Ingredients:

  • 3-4 chicken breasts
  • 1 1/2 c. BBQ sauce, divided
  • 3 hearts of romaine, chopped
  • 1 c. frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 5-6 green onions, chopped
  • 1 c. shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1-2 c. tortilla chips, crunched up into pieces

Creamy BBQ Dressing:

  • 1 c. mayonnaise
  • 1/3 c. milk
  • 1/3 c. buttermilk
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 1 tsp. white vinegar
  • 1 tsp. granulated sugar
  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup BBQ sauce

Instructions:

  • In a plastic bag, combine chicken and 1 c. BBQ sauce. Seal tightly and refrigerate for at least an hour. Remove chicken from bag, discard marinade, and grill chicken on BBQ grill until cooked through. Use remaining BBQ sauce to slather over chicken while grilling. Remove from heat cut chicken into slices of cubes. Set aside.
  • In a large serving bowl, toss romaine with corn, black beans, and green onions. Top with shredded cheese and tortilla chips. Serve with Creamy BBQ Dressing (See below).
  • For the dressing, combine all the ingredients together and whisk vigorously to combine. You could also run this through a blender to make it even more smooth. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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