Just For Fun Friday: Salad Bar!

When the weather gets hot, who wants to cook? Salads to the rescue! Here are some fun ideas from around the web when you need a quick dinner without heating up the kitchen! Tex Mex Layered Salad from Recipe Girl

Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad from Mom Advice (with cornbread recipe too!)

Chicken Fajita Salad from The Meal Planning Mom

Greek Islands Steak Salad from Taste of Home

Applebee's Knockoff Oriental Chicken Salad,

Chicken and Bacon Autumn Chopped Salad,

Chicken Pasta Salad,

Sesame Mango Salad,

Southwest Salad,

Three Bean Frito Chip Salad,

Our Family's Favorite Taco Salad--all from Six Sisters' Stuff

Creamy Bacon and Tomato Potato Salad from Lynn's Kitchen Adventures. Yummy with those grilled burgers!

And here's one from me (a family favorite from Katie!):

Spinach Pasta Salad

 2 bags of spinach, pre-washed & cut (about 4-6 cups each)

6 oz spiral pasta, cooked

3 cups chicken, cooked & shredded

1/4 cup green onion, chopped

1/4 cup sesame seeds


Dressing: Mix together the following

1/2 cup oil

1/3 cup soy sauce

1/3 cup vinegar, wine or white

3 T sugar

1/4 tsp pepper

1/2 tsp salt

I usually make half of this for my family as it makes a lot. If you’re not serving right away, either toss right before serving or keep the dressing separate and let your diners put it on themselves.

Thanks for sharing, Katie!

Here's the pdf: Spinach Pasta Salad

What are some of your favorite main dish salads?