Five Salads from Pantry Staples

Five Salads from the Pantry

I realize that the idea of salads made from pantry items sound strange, but there are many ways to combine canned vegetables to create salads. This is a collection of our five favorite salads that are made from pantry items. Using canned ingredients in your salad isn’t really new. Salad bars frequently contain beets, corn, and beans that are from cans. They are drained and rinsed, but they still came from a can. I can’t think of any time when one of my friends said “I’m not eating that. It came from a can.” as they piled beets and garbanzo […]

Ten Uniqu Salads for your Holiday Table

Ten Simple Make and Take Salads

These ten simple make and take salads are perfect to throw together when you’re invited to a holiday party and you’re supposed to bring a salad.  Sure, you can always make a green salad, but each of these vegetable salads are simple and delicious.   We love each of these recipes, and even if you don’t have a lot of kitchen skills, these recipes are pretty much fool proof.  The best part of these recipes is that, with the exception of the cucumber and tomato salads, these simple can be made the day before.   Unlike a traditional lettuce salad, these recipes […]

Vegan Salads

Vegan Salads

Vegan Salads seem like a no brainer, right?  Unfortunately, many salads feature cheese, mayonnaise, dressings, or other ingredients that aren’t friendly for those on a vegan diet.    As I was making a taco salad for my lunch this week and switching out ingredients to make this recipe vegan friendly, I wondered how many of the salads on my site were already vegan.  Here’s a list of vegan salads that were already on the Patty Cake’s Pantry website.  As is my usual practice, these vegan salads are listed in the order in which they were published. Salads Lemony Celery Salad This […]