Summer Salads

I had planned to continue on with sharing salad recipes on Saturdays, but Felicia invited me to join her Christmas in July Saturday (next post below) so I'm sharing two of our favorite salads today.

Apple Broccoli Slaw

Tomato and Tuna Salad

First I'll share the broccoli slaw. I have about five broccoli salad recipes and this is one of our favorite. It is made with a bag of broccoli slaw. I forgot to take a picture of the bag, but you get it at the bagged lettuce, etc. counter. To this bag of broccoli slaw you add chopped apples, cranberries, etc. (Recipe below.)

Here are a few of the ingredients to add to the broccoli slaw.
We really like dried cranberries and the apples together.
I always keep toasted sunflower seed kernels and almonds to use in lots of recipes.
The tuna salad also has sunflower seeds in it. (Recipe at the bottom.)

Apple Broccoli Slaw

1 bag broccoli slaw

2 cups shredded, chopped red cabbage

1 Granny Smith green apple, peeled, cored, and chopped

1 finely chopped red onion, or Vidalia onion

¼ cup finely chopped green pepper

2 cups shredded and chopped red cabbage

1 cup dried cranberries

½ cup toasted sliced almonds (watch carefully when toasting seeds and almonds (only takes about 3 minutes, I set the timer!)

1/2 cup toasted sunflower seeds

1 or 2 packages Stevia powder (or Splenda)

About ½ cup balsamic vinegar

Mix all together and refrigerate. You may need to add more balsamic when serving. I just love the combination flavors of the broccoli, apple, nuts, seeds, and balsamic!

I don't "love" tuna salad, but my husband does so I add a lot to it to make it really good. I like to serve it with crackers instead of making a sandwich, to save on the calories of the bread. If I make a sandwich (to take in a bag lunch, I use pocket bread.

Crunchy Tuna Salad

2 cans tuna, drained

1 or 2 ribs celery, chopped

2 tablespoons Mayo

2 tablespoons Miracle whip

1/2 teaspoon Mustard

1 tablespoon Pickle relish

2 tablespoons Minced onion

1/4 cup Toasted sunflower seeds

1/4 cup Toasted slivered almonds (watch closely while toasting!)

Lettuce leaves

Mix mayo and Miracle Whip with mustard and

Pickle relish. Mix with tuna, celery, onion, relish, then add nuts and seeds.

Mix well and chill. (If needed add more ingredients to make it

more moist.

Another secret ingredient of my tuna salad

is to add a little 1000 Island dressing to it, about a tablespoon.

(I didn't have it this time.)

Sometimes I also chop up an apple and mix it into the tuna salad mixture, it's very good with the nuts.

This tuna salad is very quick and easy to put together quickly when expecting friends for lunch.

I posted the Broccoli Orange Salad shown below a few weeks ago. Click here for the recipe.

Let me know if you try these salads!
Have a happy day!
God Bless.



marty39 said...

Katherine your salad recipes sound soooooo good. I love tuna and I usually put some apple and walnuts in mine too. Your broccoli salads all look wonderful. I will have to give them a try. Thanks for sharing such great recipes. Hugs, Marty

Bill said...

All your recipes look and sound marvelous! I enjoyed your Christmas in July post too -- nicely done!
Thank you for the sweet comment you left for my first attempt at a "CIJ" tablescape. It was fun playing Christmas on a hot summer's day, wasn't it?

Bye for now,


Love Bears All Things said...

I made the apple/spinich one but I had forgotten to buy apple cider for the dressing. I had added a little apple cider vinegar to the apples and it gave it a tart taste. It turned out well and didn't really need dressing.

I like tuna salad or plain better with crachers, too. It is so good for you. I have been buying the new one packed in the foil enverlope and always the water packed and not the oil. I buy salmon that way also. I try to eat fish 3 times a week to keep my cholestrol under control.
Mama Bear

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Katherine; Wow your salad's look so great. I love Broccoli salads, I also love a chicken Waldorf salad too, you tuna looks so yummy too. I am getting hungry now, thanks for sharing them...


La Tea Dah said...

Yummy recipes, Katherine. Thanks for sharing them!

A Hint of Home said...

Hi KK,
I love salads and yours looks so yummy! I'm going to have to go get the ingredients and try them. They look great for summer.
Thanks for sharing them with us.

Duchess of Tea said...

Your recipes look deliciously lovely especially the apple broccoli, will certainly try it indeed. You have an interesting blog, I am going to explore now and will return later tomorrow on my off day to read more.
Duchess xx

Duchess of Tea said...

Katherine, I am still here reading your blogs, and noticed that you dropped by my cottage, welcome. I am glad you stopped for a visit and thanks so much for joining my followers, I too joined your site and placed a link from your site on my blog. In order to see it you have to click on my blue door and enter my drawing room which is loctaed on the top right hand corner.
God Bless you too my friend
Duchess xx

parTea lady said...

Those salads look delicious. I have been looking for a good tuna salad recipe and will try this.

I love the seaside scene placements you are using and the matching teabag holder. Also the pretty serving dishes.

Lallee said...

The broccoli salad sounds really good. I'll have to find someone to share it with so I can try it. Hubby doesn't eat broccoli! I use the dried cranberry in salads a lot and I love Balsamic dressings.

parTea lady said...

I have made your tuna salad recipe twice now. My hubby and I really like it. The sunflower seeds and sliced almonds make it special. Thanks again.

Lee Laurie said...

I just found your blog through Niki at 'The Scarlett Rose Garden' and I love it. I will have to try these salad recipes. Where did you find these beautiful beach scene placemats! I would love to have some of those.

Lee Laurie