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Introducing Terry's veggie-meat salad recipe.

Updated on March 11, 2014
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Introducing a new recipe in town.
Introducing a new recipe in town. | Source

Vegetables and dressing---A great combination.

How many of you heard the following from your parents---You need to eat your broccoli? How many of you do not like eating broccoli, yet tolerate it with your meals? I must be the exception because I like eating broccoli, especially when it is cooked along with a mix of cauliflower on the side. My beef growing up was not those well-known vegetables mentioned above but carrots. I did not like carrots, yet I can remember hearing my mom saying carrots are good for your eyes.

As I grew older, I got to eat some vegetables that I was not fond of but learned to tolerate it. When different types of dressing came along, it made my eating experience a lot better. My first experience was when my dad brought some Russian dressing to the table. It was good but it had a strong taste to it.

Trying different types of dressing over the years, I stayed with some favorites---Ranch and Italian dressing. The ranch because it tasted good, had a creamy taste to it and was salty. The Italian dressing was spicy and gave the vegetables a unique flavor. The moral to this is---You may not like your vegetables but having a good bottle of dressing makes all the difference in the world.


A versatile salad.

When I have vegetables with my meat, I am a blessed man, indeed. Being married to my wife for 33 years, she is one who really enjoys cooking. From time to time, she will come with some wacky ideas in which to mix the foods I enjoy. I discovered what my lot is in life regarding food---Giving names to her recipes.

This salad is so good that when I mixed it with my yellow rice and sausages, it was one that hit the spot. The good thing about this recipe is that you can add any meat you want to. Whether it is pork chops, turkey or steak to go with this dish, this is sure to make your day.The best thing about this is that it is something that you can do within a few minutes and is not that complicated. Whether you decide to mix it with rice or eat it as is, it is your call. In fact, you can drop the meat and just enjoy the vegetable mix.

This is a salad that speaks for itself and is quite versatile. So, if you want to try something new and exciting, treat yourself to this recipe. So, now I will introduce----Terry's Veggie Meat Salad recipe.


  • 2 cans Greens (Collards)
  • 2 cans Green beans
  • 1 can Tomatoes, diced
  • Medium/Large Potato, Sliced in small pieces
  • 1 cup Baby carrots, Cut the baby carrots into small pieces.
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive oil

Cooking instructions.

  1. Put all ingredients in a large pot
  2. Mix them all together.
  3. Cook at medium heat for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Add the meat of your choice.
  5. Add white or yellow rice. (optional)
  6. Add the dressing of your choice.
  7. Enjoy.
Fried Tofu.
Fried Tofu. | Source

Final thoughts.

Me and my wife make a good team. She is the cook and I am the food connoisseur. I like to sample different types of foods, especially when my wife prepares it. As I meditate on the wonders of cooking, I find that it is an art.

An art that goes a long way in making sure your family is well fed and cared for.What amazes me is that there are millions of new ways to cook foods and invent a lot of special recipes if one likes to be creative.I believe that foods that are not in your list of top tens can be made to enjoy and add a little variety in your life.Experimenting with ideas and ways to improve your foods can be a wonderful experience.

A couple of years back,I wanted to fast from eating meat, so I decided to go vegetarian. I read about the wonders of Tofu and how it had a meaty taste to it, so I added it to my mix of vegetables and it made a difference. I really enjoyed my vegetables, adding a meaty taste to it and had a ball.So, friends, information is the key thing in helping you to be creative when adding a better taste to the foods that you least enjoy.

Keeping this in mind, be open to new ideas in your cooking. I, for one, like to collect recipes.It is what makes cooking a joy. If you really enjoyed this recipe, feel free to share it with your friends and family. God bless.


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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      This sounds delicious! I'm going to have to give it a shot. :) Thank you!