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Main Course Recipes

I am a fan of casual get togethers but once in a while I need some main course recipes for more formal parties, like Mothers Day Brunch or New Years Eve.

When I do, my go-to list is the one you see below. It is short and sweet and has some of my favorite easy recipes.

But before we get to those, I am featuring a main dish salad recipe that I use for casual affairs like graduation parties. When you read the recipe, you will see how the combination of ingredients results in a salad that is elegant enough for company.

Even if you are just looking for lowfat chicken recipes for your family, consider this salad. All you need is a great loaf of crusty bread and you have a very satisfying main meal food choice.

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Featured Main Course Recipe - Chicken Salad With Asparagus

This Chicken Salad With Asparagus is not your average salad. It is worthy of begin called one or our main course recipes because it is very hearty and would be perfect for your more casual affairs like a ladies luncheon or a casual dinner party.

The dressing is made with sun-dried tomatoes and garlic and is jam-packed with flavor. Somebody always asked me for this easy main course recipe.

Dressing Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil, rinsed and minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt and pepper

Mix in blender or food processor until smooth.

Main Course Salad Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb. trimmed asparagus, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 5 cups roasted chicken, cubed
  • 3 ounces goat cheese
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts

Saute asparagus in oil until crisp-tender, about 4 minutes. Mix with dressing and let cool.

Add in basil and chicken and top with goat cheese and pine nuts. Serves 4.

NOTE: For a great pasta salad, add 8 oz. of cooked rigatoni or other pasta and double the dressing. Serve either hot or cold for a satisfying main course choice.

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Other Main Course Recipes

Chicken Beef
Ziti w/Pumpkin and Sausage
Chicken Piccata
Peanut Chicken Kabobs
Balsamic Chicken with Thyme
Chicken Chili
Lemon Chicken Casserole
Cranberry Chicken Salad
Mole Poblano
Chili Chicken w/ Cilantro Cream
Chicken Wild Rice Casserole
Creamy Chicken Carbonara
Beef Tenderloin with Mustard
Horseradish Cream Sauce

New Orleans Sloppy Joes
Cabernet Flank Steak
Bacon Encrusted Beef Tenderloin
Crock Pot Corned Beef
Tarragon Beef Stew
Pasta, Pork & Breakfast Seafood & Vegetarian
Four Cheese Spinach Lasagne
Creamy Chicken Carbonara
Zesty Tomato Pesto Pasta
Wild Mushroom Ravioli with Pine Nuts
Pineapple Glazed Tenderloin
Pomegranate Ginger Crown Pork
Kahlua Baked Ham
Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole
Zucchini Brunch Pie
Shrimp Monterey
Lemon Dill Crab Cakes
Chili Grilled Salmon Kabobs
Ultimate Fish Tacos
Lemon Tilapia with Capers
Four Cheese Spinach Lasagne
Zucchini Twice Baked Potatoes
Zucchini Brunch Pie
Tomato Basil Tart
Eggplant Parmesan
Benedictine (Cucumber Sandwiches)
Wild Mushroom Ravioli with Pine Nuts
Zesty Tomato Pesto Pasta
Harvest Casserole
Ultimate Mac and Cheese

Click here to see More Easy Recipes submitted by other visitors, like Caramelized Pork Tenderloin in Peach Sauce. Do you have a favorite main course entree to share?

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