Summer Salads

Scrumptious Sunday is hosted by Mercedes at Mercedes Rocks.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Theme~Picnic Side Dish

*Pictures from the internet*

Watergate Salad


  • 1 (9-ounce) carton whipped topping
  • 1 small box instant pistachio pudding
  • 1 (1-pound) can crushed pineapple with juice
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup broken nuts


  • Combine the whipped topping and instant pudding.
  • Add pineapple with juice.
  • Stir in marshmallows and nuts.
  • Chill.

Waldorf Salad


  • 4 large, sweet apples, cored and chopped (do not peel)
  • 2 cups celery, diced
  • 2 cups red seedless grapes, sliced
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups whipped topping


  • In a large bowl, place prepared apples and sprinkle with lemon juice to prevent browning.
  • Add celery, grapes, raisins, and nuts.
  • In a separate bowl, combine sugar, mayonnaise, salt, and whipped topping.
  • Blend with apple mixture.
  • Cover and refrigerate before serving.
  • This salad can be prepared the night before.
  • Cranberries can be substituted for the raisins.

What Went With Sweet Tea LAST Sunday

  • Roast
  • Creamed/Fried Fresh Corn
  • Green Beans
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Cheesy Potatoes (see below)
  • Peanut Butter Pie
  • Apple Dumplings (see below)

Cheesy Potatoes


  • 2 lb. frozen, cubed hash browns~thawed1
  • stick of butter-cut in small pats
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 8 oz. shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Salt/Pepper to taste


  • Mix all ingredients well and spread into casserole. Bake at 350°F for about 45 minutes or until bubbly and browned.

Apple Dumplings


  • 1 (8 oz.) can crescent rolls
  • 4 lg. apples, peeled, cored & cut in quarters
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp. cinnamon
  • 1cup orange juice
  • Whipped cream or ice cream (optional)


  • Wrap 2 pieces of the cut apple in a crescent roll.
  • Continue wrapping in rolls until all apple pieces are wrapped.
  • Place in a greased 9x13x2-inch baking dish.
  • Combine orange juice, sugar, cinnamon, and butter in a saucepan and bring to a rolling boil.
  • Pour this mixture over the crescent rolls
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until done.
  • Serve hot with whipped cream or ice cream or serve plain.

12 Responses

  1. Looks good… but, I must admit, that Watergate salad has me a little concerned. I’m not sure I could eat that without fear of several thieves breaking out from under the marshmallows to steal my pistachios! I mean, I know Chuck Colson is an evangelist now… but still… G. Gordon Liddy is still at large!

    (Guess I’m showing my age now, huh? LOL! )

    I had a feeling you would acknowledge the name of that salad-LOL!

  2. Fun – what a treasure chest of great recipes. I’m going to try those potatoes tonight and the Waldorf salad tomorrow.

  3. All that food has made me hungry! We are having omelets for dinner.

    LOL~We had breakfast for lunch today!

  4. Sounds so good. I love Waldorf Salad.

  5. The Watergate salad looks good, but it’s missing 18 1/2 ingredients … 😛

    Oh, and, by the way: MMMMMMM, apple dumplings! *DROOL*

  6. The Watergate salad looks similar to what my MIL calls Pistachio Fluff, a huge hit with the kids at every picnic. Thanks for the recipes.

  7. Wow. Lotsa recipes here! Cheesy Potatoes must be the easiest one!

  8. Such good Sunday meals each week. I’m going to make those cheesy potatoes. Sounds really good.

  9. they alll look yummy, Mercedes.

    am sorry i gotta miss entry today because I can’t think of anything. am not so much fun of salads especially outdoors 🙂

  10. This all sounds so good! I’ve already copied the Waldorf Salad, and will make it next weekend! Thanks!

    You’re way ahead of me. I posted this morning then had to leave.

  11. oooooh yummy, i just made summer pasta today hahaha i should include the salad too!!

  12. […] Watergate Salad – I used this recipe last week-how funny that we had it too-lol […]

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