Halloween Salads

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Whether you are hosting a Halloween party or simply bringing a dish to someone's bash, there are several options for gruesome-looking, Halloween-themed salads. Decide on whether you want to go with a savory or sweet salad; there are plenty of options for each that will add decoration to a Halloween table.

Moldy Salad

  • Make a moldy-looking savory salad for a Halloween salad dish. Start by preparing frozen creamed spinach (follow package instructions) and allowing it to cool in the refrigerator. Prepare a salad of half a head shredded lettuce; four shredded carrots, two shredded onions and two shredded cucumbers; two chopped tomatoes and five or six chopped radishes. Mix the cooled creamed spinach into the salad for the appearance of fungus-like mold.

Blue-Gray Brains

  • Create a goopy, blue-gray brain salad for a creepy Halloween dish. Make a 6 oz. package of blueberry gelatin and allow it to chill and solidify. Dump a 16 oz. container of cottage cheese into a serving bowl and mix in ¾ cup of thawed frozen blueberries. To make the salad grayish in color, add a few drops of blue food coloring to the cottage cheese mixture. Serve the salad by placing a scoop of the gelatin into a bowl and topping it with a scoop of the cheese mixture.

Surgery Salad

  • Create a brain surgery salad using rubber surgical gloves. To make the salad, prepare a package of green gelatin, place it in a mixing bowl (for the brain shape) and allow it to chill until it is half set. Mix in a 16 oz. package of drained fruit cocktail. Once the gelatin is completely set, flip the gelatin onto a serving platter and place the surgical gloves on either side of the "brain."

Bloody Fruit Salad

  • Make a bloody, fruit-flavored salad mold for a frightening Halloween snack. Mix together a package of raspberry gelatin with a package of lemon gelatin following the package directions. Add in 2 cups of crushed cranberries, 1/3 cup of orange zest, 1 cup of orange juice and 1 cup each of chopped celery and walnuts. Pour the mixture into a 2-qt. mold and allow it to set completely. Flip from the mold to a platter before serving.

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