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Diana McKenzie

Garden Fresh Salads

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Chicken Artichoke Salad

4 cups cooked chicken breasts, chopped

1 (14 ounces) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped

½ cup toasted pecans, chopped

½ cup mayonnaise

1 teaspoon celery salt

½ teaspoon pepper

Stir together all ingredients; cover and chill until ready to serve.

Chinese Cabbage Salad

2 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated

1 small Napa cabbage, cut into thin slices

1 yellow pepper, cut into thin strips

2 tablespoons dark sesame oil

2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted

Cooked chicken (optional)


In a small bowl, mix 2 teaspoons soy sauce or tamari, 1 tablespoon grated ginger, 2 tablespoons dark sesame oil, and 2 tablespoons olive oil.  Mix cabbage, bell pepper, and chicken, drizzle with soy sauce mixture and sprinkle with sesame seeds. 

Raspberry Pecan Summer Salad 

Great Summertime salad with just right amount of sweetness.

1/3 cup Raspberry Fruit spread (take fresh or frozen raspberries and place in small pot on stove, heat on med heat and mash raspberries until spread is formed)

8 cups organic greens

1 cup fresh raspberries

1/4 cup vinegar (balsamic)

1/4 cup olive oil

1/2 cup pecans

1 tsp poppy seeds

1 medium avocado, chopped

1 cup of mushroom, sliced


In a blender, combine spread, vinegar, olive oil and poppy seeds. Or whisk together in mixing bowl. In a large salad bowl, combine greens, raspberries, avocado, mushrooms and pecans. Drizzle dressing over the salad. Toss to combine. 

Taco Salad

Great for families! This recipe will allow you to have taco night without needing the taco shells. Spread a variety of toppings on the table and let everyone customize their own.

Basic Chili                 

Chopped Tomato                                             


Mixed Lettuces                     

Red bell pepper, chopped                                   

Black beans, cooked


Avocados or guacamole                                      



Serve on a fresh leaf of romaine lettuce

Lime and Walnut Coleslaw

1 ½ cups raw walnut pieces
½ head medium-large cabbage
1 basket of tiny cherry tomatoes, quartered
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
¾ cup parsley or cilantro, chopped
¼ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
¼ tsp sea salt

Cut the cabbage into two quarters, and cut out the core. Using a knife, shred each quarter into very thin slices. Cut long pieces in half. Combine the cabbage, walnuts, tomatoes , jalapeno(optional), and cilantro or parsley in a bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the lime juice, olive oil and salt. Add to the cabbage mixture and gently stir.

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