The ingredients in this salad are very simple, nothing fancy, yet still taste marvelous together.
I am a huge fan of Taco Salad. And Mexican food is one of my favorite food styles aside from Asian food. I probably cook Mexican cuisine at least once a week since I love it so much!
And a bonus — This meal can be prepared in 30 minutes or less!
So I use to like L&L’s Hawaiian Barbecue. Ever since I found out I was allergic to chicken and gluten, I haven’t eaten there in years. This Macaroni Salad recipe is a copycat version of their mac salad. It is so tasty that my husband LOVED it and kept raving to people how great it was. Now that made me a happy cook that is for sure!
Anyhow, here is my take on L&L’s Hawaiian Barbecue’s Mac Salad.
Many years ago when my husband and I were first dating he said his paternal grandmother use to make the best “green jello” and that he hadn’t had it in years. Well, I called up his grandmother, got the recipe and have been making that jello for every holiday since!
This is not for the faint of heart… it is full of flavor and carries a ton of calories with each bite. But it is a party, so why not enjoy.
I was making Spinach Salad for dinner and wanted to make a Poppy Seed Dressing but only had Black Sesame Seeds… so I improvised. And was happily surprised it came out really yummy.
I have never tried making Black Sesame Seed Dressing before and usually buy Poppy Seed Dressing, however this dressing was very easy to make.
Growing up my mother made her 24-hour salad that I always loved. Now I make this salad and my daughter just loves it as well.
But this is the salad that everyone always asks me to make when I am attending a Potluck or Barbecue. Since we were attending my son’s Cub Scout Rank Ceremony’s barbecue, I decided to make this salad as my contribution to the barbecue.
It has layers of lettuce, mayo, parmesan cheese, sugar, water chestnuts, peas, bacon, onions…. Mmmm, I think I need to make another batch for my own enjoyment. It is one of my favorite salads!
Every once in awhile I like egg salad. I don’t know why I don’t eat it more often since it is quite easy to make. Even though I am not very fond of mustard doesn’t mean you can’t add mustard to your recipe. Nevertheless, I always have a lot of eggs on hand and rightly so with 10 chickens at home — so might as well make some egg salad since all those eggs I have are taking up so much space in my fridge.
Although I don’t purchase a lot of seafood in general, however I find myself recently eating a lot of tuna salad in a bowl or even making myself tuna melts on the panini grill.
Anyhow, tuna in a can is quite convenient and versatile. This recipe is great for sandwiches, as a spread on crackers, can be used as an appetizer, or spoon some on a salad as a main dish…. it is endless.
This is by far the easiest meal and the most tastiest!
I love avocados, and have never stuffed them before. I really consider avocados to be one of my favorite foods – they’re delicious and not to mention good for you. I am trying hard to cut back on my carbs, probably not winning at the attempts however, definitely trying.
I wanted to make something refreshing, healthy and low-carb. So after making the Turkey Salad, I stuffed the turkey mixture into a very ripe avocado half. Lets just say lunch was gone within minutes because it was just too good to savor!
Earlier this week I took a turkey caucus placed it into a stock pot with a bunch of veggies and made turkey broth. After I canned all the broth, I removed all the bones and veggies and was left with 2.5 lbs of shredded turkey. From there I made a delicious Turkey Salad for making sandwiches.
The consistency of the turkey was / is like eating Tuna Salad once it is set and ready. No biggie, it is DELICIOUS and way tastier than tuna could ever be!
Now you can make regular Turkey Salad sandwiches, a Turkey Salad Melt or you can stuff an avocado half! Either / Or will make your mouth and tummy very pleased!