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Red White and Blue Salads for A Delicious Sandwich Generation Summer

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Got some interesting salad recipes to share with you – that can easily be converted into Red White and Blue tasty treats for fun family picnics this week and next.

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Catalina Picnic Salad Make It Red White and Blue

There's already plenty of red in this salad. To add the white and blue, include a big side dish of sour cream (ideally in a bright red or blue bowl), along with some blueberries (best in a white or red bowl), just to look pretty and blue – plus you can add some shredded red cabbage to the salad – making it even healthier and lending a purply-blue shade for our Patriotic salad. 🙂

 

What You Need:

  • 1 (16 oz.) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15 oz.) can shoe peg corn, drained *
  • 1 zucchini, chopped
  • 1 cucumber, chopped
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 6 green onions, chopped
  • 1 (3.8 oz.) can ripe olives, drained and sliced
  • 1 C Catalina salad dressing
  • 1 1/2 C cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 1/2 C of corn chips

How to Make It:

Place the beans and corn into a large serving bowl and toss to combine.

Fold in the zucchini, cucumber, tomato, green pepper, both onions and the olives.

Pour the dressing over the mixture and stir until well coated.

Sprinkle the top with the cheese and the corn chips.

Makes 10 servings

If your boomer and senior gardening is doing better than ours, be sure to make the most of your garden vegetables with this tasty salad.  The dressing gives it a little bite and the corn chips give it a little crunch. 

*The term "shoepeg corn" dates back to before the American Civil War. The corn was named for its peg-like shape. Shoepeg has smaller kernels and is sweeter than yellow corn. If you cannot find it at your grocery store, substitute either regular white or yellow corn in your recipes. 

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Colorful Floret Salad

With the cauliflower and tomatos, it’s easy to make this a  RED WHITE AND BLUE salad by replacing the Feta Cheese with Blue (Bleu) Cheese sprinkled on top. 

What You Need:

  • 1 head of cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1 bunch of broccoli, cut into florets
  • 2 C of cherry tomatoes
  • 2 carrots, sliced thin
  • 1 (6 oz.) can small ripe olives, pitted and drained
  • 1 C Italian salad dressing
  • 1 envelope Italian salad dressing mix
  • 1 C feta cheese, crumbled

How to Make It:

Place the cauliflower and broccoli together in a large serving bowl.

Gently fold in the tomatoes, carrots and olives.

In a small mixing bowl whisk the salad dressing and the dressing mix until blended together well.

Pour the mixture over the vegetables tossing to coat.

Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours.

Before serving toss again then sprinkle the top with the cheese.

Makes 12 servings

The longer this salad stays covered in the refrigerator the better it will taste.  Cooling it helps the Italian flavors to blend into the vegetables.  Any summer garden vegetables will work in this salad including chopped zucchini or cucumbers.

happy patriotic holidays from the Sandwich Generation granny nanny and grandkids and senior mom with this red white and blue stars border clip art

How about you? Does your Sandwich Generation family have any favorite summer salads – red white and blue, or not? We'd love to hear about them. And, have a Happy and Patriotic REDnesday full of yummy foods, great decorations,  and cute country clip art. 🙂 

The Sandwich Generation granny nanny loves this American red white & blue stars wreath

P.S. Want more fun and easy ideas for your own Sandwich Generation patriotic celebrations? Gooseberry Patch has recipes and easy crafts for for the whole family – kids to seniors – for all the different seasons, including patriotic holidays, in their book Gooseberry Patch All Through The Seasons Recipes & Crafts. Also, I discovered Hometown Recipes for the Holidays, which also includes Patriotic recipes ideas. Enjoy! 🙂 

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Comments

  1. These salads sound delicious, and when it gets real hot out, that’s about all I’m interested in eating!
    Happy REDnesday,
    Carol

  2. Fabulous idea, I love making salads in the summer time. It is quite yummy!

  3. The salads sound wonderful. They are so perfect in the summer heat!

  4. Hi Annette, Thank you 🙂 I’m with you – salads are such a blessing when it’s hot – and healthy too! YAY 🙂

  5. Hi Amanda, you and me both! And the fact that they are also healthy is AWESOME! 🙂

  6. Isn’t that the truth, Carol! Thank you and have a blessed and happy red white and blue holiday weekend. 🙂

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