Category Archives: Salads & Dressing

Gluten Free Chicken Salad Sandwich

This fresh, easy chicken salad sandwich is the perfect lunch that can be easily served on gluten free bread, and served on traditional sliced bread for gluten eating friends and family.

Start to Finish: 10 minutes
Yields 4 sandwiches

Ingredients
8 slices ‘Udi’s Whole Grain Bread’
3/4 cup cooked chicken, shredded or cut into small pieces
1/3 cup light mayonnaise
1/2 cup celery, thinly sliced
3 Tbsp green onions, sliced
3 Tbsp silvered almonds, sliced
1/2 cup red grapes, sliced (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions
1. In medium bowl, add chicken, mayonnaise, celery, green onions, almonds and grapes. Mix well. Salt and pepper to taste.
2. Toast the slices of bread in a toaster or toaster oven.
3. Spread the chicken mixture onto the slices of bread to complete the sandwiches. Top with lettuce, tomato and cheese if desired. Serve with chips and fresh veggies. Enjoy!

This recipe works great with leftover grilled chicken. Double this recipe for an easy, delicious lunch during your busy week.

Easy Gluten Free Croutons
This real easy recipe shows you how to make tender, satisfying croutons out of store bought sliced gluten free bread in minutes.

Gluten Free Soup Recipes
Check out gluten free soup recipes to pair with these tasty sandwiches.

Easy Gluten Free Croutons

This real easy recipe shows you how to make tender, satisfying croutons out of store bought sliced gluten free bread in minutes. Get great use out of all your sliced gluten free bread, butts of bread included, by turning it into croutons.

Start to Finish: 10 minutes
Serves 2

Ingredients
2 slices of ‘Udi’s Whole Grain’ gluten free bread, thawed if frozen
2 tbsp olive oil

Stove Directions
1.  In medium skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat.
2. Add bread to skillet; cook on each side until the bread begins to brown evenly, about 4 minutes on each side.
3. Transfer the bread to cutting board. Cut the bread into 1-inch cubes, about 9 cubes per slice of bread.

Toaster Oven Directions
1. Lightly brush bread with olive oil.
2. Bake in toaster over a little longer than you would for toast; about 4 minutes at 450°. Keep a close eye to ensure the bread doesn’t come out burnt.
3. Transfer the bread to cutting board. Cut the bread into 1-inch cubes, about 9 cubes per slice of bread.

Croutons – Store croutons in a Ziploc bag to use for salads and soups during the week.

Bread - Any sliced bread can be used for this recipe. Store gluten free bread in the freezer if you don’t plan to use it any time soon, and use a toaster oven to quickly thaw the bread.

I enjoy making a few slices over the weekend, so I have easy access to great tasting croutons for my soups and salads during the week. Enjoy!

Gluten Free Bread Recipes
Check out more great tasting gluten free bread recipes.

Flavorful Gluten Free Mexican Bean Salad
This healthy, refreshing recipe makes a great side dish and lunch.

Creamy Gluten Free Pink Fluff Salad

This gluten free salad has been a family tradition for each time we get together. Warning: may be addicting :)

Start to Finish: 10 min
Serves 12

Ingredients
1 lb cottage cheese
1 (3 oz) pkg strawberry jello
1 (20 oz) can crushed pineapple, drained
1 (12 oz) bag mini marshmallows
1 (12 oz) container of cool whip

Directions
1. Simply combine all the ingredients
2. Chill until ready to serve.

Feel free to try different flavors of jello for this recipe.

Giant Fruit Salad
A giant fruit salad is the perfect gluten free side dish to share at any event.

Gluten Free JELL-O Cake
This moist, refreshing dessert is easy to make and perfect for any event.

Flavorful Gluten Free Mexican Bean Salad

This gluten free recipe makes a great side dish to share  or a fulfilling, healthy lunch.

Start to Finish: 10 min
Serves 8

Ingredients
1 cucumber, seeded and diced
1 green pepper, diced
1 red pepper, diced
1 bunch green onions, sliced
1 cup sweet corn, drained or thawed if frozen
2 (15oz) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (16oz) Newman Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

Directions
1. Mix all the vegetables and beans into a bowl.
2. Add about 3/4 of the bottle of dressing to the salad and mix.
3. Serve and  keep chilled.

I enjoy using recipe for a side dish at BBQ’s, and saving the leftovers for a healthy, fulfilling lunch. This recipe is easy to make and is very inexpensive in the summer when the vegetables are in season. Enjoy!

Creamy Gluten Free Pink Fluff Salad
This nontraditional salad is easy to make and terribly addicting.

Extremely Cheesy Gluten Free Potatoes
This recipe is a favorite for any occasion, especially if you don’t want to bring home any leftovers.