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Salads for Two

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Cucumber Potato Salad

Cucumber Potato Salad

Cucumber Potato Salad

WHEN my husband had heart surgery, I had to look for recipes that were nutritious yet tasty. With just a touch of mayonnaise, this potato salad filled the bill. The quantity is just right for the two of us. When I use the microwave to cook the potatoes, I can serve it up in no time. -Martha Campbell, Belton, South Carolina

Tomatoes With Vinaigrette

Tomatoes With Vinaigrette

Tomatoes With Vinaigrette

"This easy dressing is a tasty way to top tomatoes," says field editor Joanne ShewChuk, St. Benedict, Saskatchewan. "I got the recipe from my mother."

Melon Grape Salad

Melon Grape Salad

Melon Grape Salad

After 40 years of cooking for our family, making meals for two was a big adjustment. This melon salad is a refreshing treat that I can prepare without a lot of fuss. —Clara Honeyager, North Prairie, Wisconsin
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Warm Bacon Spinach Salad

Warm Bacon Spinach Salad

Warm Bacon Spinach Salad

This was what the Pennsylvania Germans called "wilted salad". It was one of the first recipes I was taught to make. When the dressing is warm, I pour it over the greens and set it aside while I prepare the rest of the meal. The heat wilts the greens, which are still slightly warm when served. -Patty Kile, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania.

Quick French Salad Dressing

Quick French Salad Dressing

Quick French Salad Dressing

This simple dressing has served me for many years. Using this basic recipe, I can easily make simple variations, usually with ingredients I have on hand. As a result, I have always made my own salad dressings. -Carolyn Ozment, Gaylesville, Alabama

Orange Chicken Salad

Orange Chicken Salad

Orange Chicken Salad

The refreshing taste of orange makes this chicken salad quite different from all the others I've tried over the years. I enjoy garnishing this salad with orange slices...it's an attractive, colorful look for spring. -Stephanie Bishop, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Chilled Asparagus Salad

Chilled Asparagus Salad

Chilled Asparagus Salad

My sister served this salad one night when we were dinner guests. It's very easy to prepare, and the cool tangy change from eating asparagus as a hot side dish makes one sit up and take notice. My brother-in-law gets credit for creating the unique delicious salad. -Kathy Willis, Pryor, Oklahoma

Basil Vinaigrette

Basil Vinaigrette

Basil Vinaigrette

"A splash of this delicate dressing lets the goodness of fresh spring greens shine through." says Vivian Haen (right) of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. It's also excellent drizzled over wedges of vine-ripened tomatoes."

Coconut Carrot Salad

Coconut Carrot Salad

Coconut Carrot Salad

"Why eat a plain carrot when this super salad is such a snap to make?" asks Evelyn Schwartz (at right) from Quincy, Illinois. "The coconut makes this salad taste like a tropical treat. It keeps meals interesting to fix something special for yourself once in a while."

Chicken Salad on a Tortilla

Chicken Salad on a Tortilla

Chicken Salad on a Tortilla

I started to fix fajitas for our supper one evening and ended up turning it into a salad instead. My husband was impressed with the concoction. Whenever I serve it for a quick lunch to unexpected company, they often request the recipe. -Shirley Banks, Westfield, Iowa

Orange Gelatin Cups

Orange Gelatin Cups

Orange Gelatin Cups

My mother used gelatin in so many good dishes, and as I got older, I did the same. This recipe is one I created. It's a refreshing accompaniment to any meal. -Mrs. John Eaton, Palm Harbor, Florida
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