Quick and Easy Recipes for Tasty Salads That Are Delicious! Perfect for Your Buffet Table, Too

Whether you are looking for an entree salad or a side dish salad, we have a recipe for you.  Choose from the recipe for on Orange Pineapple Salad or one for a different twist on an old standby, Ham Waldorf Salad.  Both are very tasty but about as different as two salads can get.  Perfect for luncheons, an entree salad or a side dish, both would add a great touch to a brunch or buffet table.  The Ham Salad has some great variation ideas. 

You could replace the ham with diced or shredded chicken for a completely different taste.  Want to go a little fancy?  Replace the grapes with fresh pineapple chucks and serve the salad in a hollowed out half pineapple.  Wouldn't that be pretty on your buffet?  The Orange Pineapple Salad is a totally different yet very refreshing salad made with dry flavored gelatin, pineapple, mandarin oranges, whipped topping, and crunchy pecans.  Both are quite yummy!


  • 2 cups cooked lean cubed ham
  • 2 cups chopped red Delicious apples
  • 1 cup thin sliced celery
  • 2/3 cup seedless grapes, halved
  • 1/4 cup chopped toasted pecans
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup Splenda granular (or sugar)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cups chopped pecans for garnish, if desired
  • red lettuce leaves for salad plates, if desired

Combine the ham, apples, celery, grapes, and the toasted pecans in a bowl.
In a small bowl blend together the mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, and Splenda; stir into the ham mixture. Season salad to taste with salt and pepper.

To serve, place lettuce leaves on 4 salad plates and top each with 1/4 of the salad mixture. Sprinkle with the pecans, if desired.

Replace ham with chicken.
Replace the grapes with pineapple chunks and serve in a hollowed out half pineapple.


  • 2 small (4-serving size)pkgs orange-pineapple gelatin
  • 1 can (11-oz) pineapple tidbits, drained (save juice for later use or drink it)
  • 1 can (11 3/4-oz)mandarin oranges, drained, juice discarded
  • 1 large carton frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 3 cups large curd cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Mix the cottage cheese with the whipped topping. Stir in the gelatin powder to blend well. Gently fold in the drained pineapple,oranges, and pecans. Refrigerate until serving time.

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