9 Ideas for Salads

If you’re looking for new salads to enjoy this year, you may want to try one or more of these nine ideas for salads. You will find that you and your family are in store for some delightful surprises.

  1. Strawberry/Cranberry Salad is made with water, strawberry gelatin, whole cranberry sauce and chopped pecans. Place the prepared gelatin salad on lettuce leaves and then top with a mixture of cream cheese, sour cream, sugar and lemon juice.
  2. Using any flavor gelatin, prepare it using the quick set recipe which uses ice cubes. Add yogurt, cream cheese or cottage cheese to the gelatin along with your favorite fresh or canned fruit, except fresh pineapple which won’t set properly. Chill the mixture until it is properly set. Top with whipped cream.
  3. Apple Cider can be used in place of water when preparing gelatin salads. In fact, you can use it along with unflavored gelatin, apples, celery and walnuts. Add a little bit of lemon, sugar and ground cloves to spice the salad up even more. Top it with a mixture of sour cream and mayonnaise with a sprinkle of cinnamon.
  4. Peaches are a favorite summer fruit. Make a salad of sliced peaches and pears. Add plain or vanilla yogurt, nuts of your choice and honey to taste.
  5. Apples are usually in ready supply all year round so this salad can be made at any time. Chop your favorite apple and grate some fresh carrots. Toss in some raisins and your favorite nut. Add a little mayonnaise to keep the salad moist and enjoy.
  6. Find whatever fruit is in season, chop them into bite-size pieces and toss together. You can use blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, pineapple, peaches, pears, apples, bananas or whatever other fruit your family enjoys.
  7. Make a bed of fresh lettuce and place grilled or roasted vegetables on top. You could use asparagus, peppers, mushrooms, onions, eggplant, zucchini or your own favorite grilled vegetables.
  8. Do you like Mexican cuisine? Make a Mexican salad using tomatoes, lettuce, black beans, peppers, onion, corn and cilantro. You may also want to add diced avocado or salsa.
  9. Three-bean salad is a favorite of many. Use canned cannelloni, kidney and garbanzo beans along with chopped celery, onion, parsley and rosemary. Make a dressing of apple cider vinegar, sugar, olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste.

Willow Stevens

Willow is a mother of six who begins to feel the empty nest, with faer oldest child living with his long-time girlfriend in another state, and the next three begin their talks about jobs and the excitement of college and living alone. Willow started couponing in 2007 to save their family some money on the grocery budget. That's how Freetail Therapy was born, so that fae could share their knowledge of saving money with others. Though the site has become so much more since then, and now includes homeschooling and homesteading info, Willow still does it all on a budget and shares how. Willow enjoys snagging freebies, snuggling with their dog, Xander, drinking decaf coffee, gardening, cannabis and of course, their large frugal family.