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Salads and Dressings

Crisp greens, loads of munchies and crunchies, fresh fruit, fresh veggies, with meat and without, fruit salads, chicken salads, pasta salads and more.

Easy, delicious and mostly nutritious salad recipes and dressings from The Fresh Cooky, these salad recipes are perfect anytime of year and your are bound to find one (or two) you love.

Try my Asian Ramen Noodle Salad which is a bit healthier than the rest, or this Tropical Fruit Salad, or one of my favorites, Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta Salad.


24 easy salad recipes with plate of autumn harvest salad with wild rice, sliced apples, greens, pecans, bacon and goat cheese.


Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

There is nothing better than a good restaurant buttermilk ranch dressing, but with this recipe for homemade buttermilk ranch dressing you can make your own, better! This creamy dressing is loaded with fresh ingredients and is perfect for salads, dips, or even slathering on sandwiches and burgers. Garden fresh buttermilk dressing loaded with fresh veggies …

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Best Chicken Salad with Tarragon

This Chicken Salad with Tarragon will become one of your favorite go-to chicken salad recipes. Loaded with must-have crunchies like crisp sweet-tart apples, buttery pecans, shallots, and celery; then lightly dressed in a bright lemon, tarragon mayonnaise dressing. I have been making this recipe for years, an irresistible recipe perfect for bridal and baby showers, …

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Strawberry Rhubarb Salad

Strawberry Rhubarb Salad is a simple and light fruit salad perfect for spring celebrations; juicy strawberries, sweet-tart fresh rhubarb, tossed in a light citrus dressing with mint and slivered almonds. I love it when I stumble upon a unique rhubarb recipe and this wonderful Strawberry Rhubarb Salad is the definition of unique. Tart rhubarb blanched …

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Delicious Antipasto Pasta Salad

An Antipasto Pasta Salad loaded with hunks of cheese, pepperoni, salami, black olives, peppers, artichoke hearts and more. Dressed in a nutty and tangy simple, balsamic vinaigrette. I’m always in search of great salads that I can bring to teacher luncheons, potlucks or barbecues, or honestly, make on Sunday meal prepping for the week, tastes …

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Best Italian Pasta Salad with Sun Dried Tomatoes

Pasta salad is my favorite and this recipe for the Best Italian Pasta Salad is tops!! Loaded with fresh veggies like, artichoke hearts, sun dried tomatoes, spinach and dressed in a bright and simple balsamic vinaigrette! It’s perfect to bring to your next picnic or potluck or make or use as meal prep, add a …

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Greek Quinoa Bowls with Romesco Sauce

Healthy, bright and tasty Greek Quinoa Bowls with layers of fresh and crisp veggies, feta cheese, nutty and protein packed quinoa and a delicious Romesco sauce! What is Romesco Sauce? Glad you asked, it was new to me as well. Originating from Tarragona, Catalonia, this Spanish thick and hearty tomato-based sauce was used by fishermen in …

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Best Easy Make Ahead Thanksgiving Recipes for 2020

These are the Best Make ahead Thanksgiving & Holiday recipes, at least in our family! Spend more time with family and friends with these delicious make ahead holiday recipes. Tender tasty Turkey, amazing silky smooth giblet gravy, tantalizing side dishes, seasonal salads, non-traditional desserts and drink recipes for young and old. I am all about …

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Mediterranean Layered Dip

A must have recipe in your appetizer collection. This Mediterranean Layered Dip or Greek Layered Dip comes together in minutes; it’s fresh, easy, flavorful, healthy and tastes amazing. MEDITERRANEAN LAYERED DIP JOIN THE FRESH COOKY ON PINTEREST Mediterranean layered dip is your go-to, last minute, “help I need a quick appetizer” recipe! Filled with good-for-you, …

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Easy Summer Potluck & Grill Recipes

A recipe collection for your next Summer barbecue, potluck or picnic. 90+ Summer Potluck Recipes! Recipes for every way of eating, many healthy, make ahead — ALL DELICIOUS! Appetizers, main dish, grilling recipes, side dishes, desserts and drinks! This post was updated 7-7-20 MAIN DISHES AND EASY MAKE-AHEAD SIDES Round out your potluck, picnic, or …

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