Artichoke, Asparagus and Shrimp Salad Recipe

Shrimp and Asparagus Salad - createwithclaudia.com
I rarely find a salad I don’t love, especially one that has a nice mix of ingredients like this one.  The nice thing about this salad is that it has vegetables, shrimp and pasta so it’s like a meal in one!  You get your protein, carbohydrates and vegetables.  What could be better!
A couple of weeks ago my local supermarket had a special deal on fresh asparagus and it looked so delicious I decided to come up with a new recipe to highlight it. I came up with this salad and I think it turned out pretty nicely!
So, if you like shrimp, asparagus and artichoke hearts, then this salad is for you.  If you like salads without mayonnaise, then this salad is for you.  If you like ingredients that remind you of the spring and summer months ahead, then this salad is for you.  Grab a crusty loaf of sourdough bread to serve with it and you have the perfect meal.

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Buffalo Chicken Potato Salad Recipe

Buffalo Chicken Potato Salad - createwithclaudia.com
Potato salad, the great summer picnic side dish.  Everyone has their own favorite version, and everyone puts their own special touch into their recipe.
I came up with this version because our family loves potato salad and buffalo wings, and I was in the mood for both one day.  I had some chicken in the freezer, and the celery and carrots from another salad I’d made for a party, so I played around with the dressing and voila…Buffalo Chicken Potato Salad.
This isn’t a salad for the faint of heart.  It’s chunky, hearty, and more like a main dish than a side. Served with some crusty bread, it’s awesome for lunch or dinner.  It’s also a lot like buffalo wings, except that you don’t get your fingers and face messy when eating it!

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