Tomato  Tossed  Salad






6 cups shredded lettuce

2 medium tomatoes, cut into wedges

1/4 cup oil and vinegar salad dressing

1 teaspoon minced chives

1/4 teaspoon dried thyme



Place lettuce and tomatoes in a salad bowl.


Combine salad dressing, chives and thyme.


Drizzle over salad and gently toss to coat.


Serves 4






Cucumber  Tomato  Salad






2 medium tomatoes, chopped

1 medium green pepper, chopped

1 medium cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced  

1/2 cup chopped green onions

3 tablespoons granulated sugar

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup cider vinegar  

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper



In a serving bowl, combine the tomatoes, green pepper, cucumber and onions.

Sprinkle with sugar; toss to coat.

Let stand for 15 minutes.


Stir in water, vinegar, salt and pepper.


Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.


 Stir; serve with a slotted spoon.



Serves 6 - 8






Italian  Spinach  Salad






1 package (6 ounces) fresh baby spinach

1 green onion, thinly sliced

1 hard-cooked egg, chopped

3 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

3 tablespoons Italian salad dressing

2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese



In a large salad bowl, toss spinach, onion, egg and bacon.





In a microwave-safe bowl, heat salad dressing on high for 30 to 45 seconds or until warm.

Pour over the salad and toss to coat.


Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.


Serve immediately.



Serves 4







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