Friday, May 25, 2012

Food Network Friday: Memorial Day

Happy Friday!!!

It's been a long time since I last made a Food Network Friday post, and today is the perfect day for one because it's a long weekend! ;)

Memorial Day weekend usually equals picnics -- whether at the park or at the beach, it's important to have delicious food! Whenever I get invited to picnic potlucks, I always like to bring dessert... but for a change, I thought it would be nice to bring salad instead, right?!

I know, I know, I don't even eat salad, but these are salads that I will definitely eat, haha! ;)

1. American Macaroni Salad

 American Macaroni Salad from Food Network
Total Time: 30 minutes
Level: Easy

This classic pasta salad is perfect for a picnic.

2. Creamy Potato Salad


Total Time: 25 minutes
Level: Easy

Add some kick to this quick potato salad by stirring in some horseradish.



Total Time: 35 minutes
Level: Easy

Summer salads don't have to come with a high price tag. 
Dave's delicious version uses seasonal ingredients that will save you money.


Avocado Salad Featured in Easy Sides Menu
Total Time: 15 minutes
Level: Easy

Creamy avocado pairs beautifully with sweet mango and crunchy jicama.


Lady Marmalade Chicken Salad by Aarti Sequeira
Total Time: 40 minutes
Level: Easy

Aarti's take on chicken salad features a Greek yogurt dressing and extra crunch from roasted cashews.

***from www.foodnetwork.com***

Any plans for the long weekend?
Which of these five recipes would you like to try the most?

I wish all of you a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!!! :D

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30 comments:

  1. These all look so yummy! *stomach grumbles* :P x

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  2. omg those salads are seriously making my mouth water lol :p
    it just gets better as I scroll down your post... my room is
    really hot right now, so it would be very refreshing :p

    I love picnics... in my head, but in reality I'm always afraid
    of the mosquitoes and bugs surrounding me ><

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    1. hahaha, i hate bugs and mosquitoes too! and yeah, these salads definitely look refreshing! ;)

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  3. Mmm, i love a good potato salad!

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  4. looks so delish! I think I'll give the chicken salad a try!

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    1. i like the chicken salad too! :D

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  5. omg died I wish I could have all these I'll enjoy the pictures

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    curves

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    1. i'll enjoy the pictures too, haha! ;)

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  6. Mmm, everything looks so tasty!

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  7. I'm not a fan of cold salads that include meat and lots of dressing. I prefer my cold salads to be veggies only but man...I must of not eaten the right ones!! These look amazing, I must try them sometime, thanks for sharing them with us! I'm hungry now :D

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  9. These all look delicious! My Mom is hosting a Memorial Day picnic, and I think we're going to have to make one of these salads. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. you're welcome! have fun this weekend! :)

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  10. The macaroni salad looks delicious! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend! :)

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    1. i am, thank you! i hope you're having a wonderful weekend too! :)

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  11. The "lady marmalade chicken salad" looks delicious, I want!!!!
    great post .
    xoxo

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  12. they all looks so delicious and also healthy!!!graet pst dear!!


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    1. thank you, glad you liked it! :D

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  13. omg, that macaroni salad looks really good!

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  14. I'm a salad girl all the way so I'm definitely down to eat these! The creamy potato salad and avocado salad looks so good. I am in love with avocados. <3

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    1. they are perfect for summer! ;)

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  15. These are really great, I want to try them all. I think my fave on the list is the potato, tomato and corn salad. Great list!
    xx http://camomeetscouture.blogspot.com/

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