When making a salad for dinner, I tear the lettuce and chop the vegetables, then put them all in a clean plastic bag and shake. This mixes the ingredients better and easier than tossing in a bowl. —Therese G., Scottsdale, Arizona
"Make-ahead" is a magic word when you're serving a group and trying to minimize last-minute preparation. If you make this salad in a glass bowl, be sure to bring it to the table or buffet before tossing so everyone can see the pretty layers.
-Bertha Johnson, Indianapolis, Indiana