“My husband and I grow our own tomatoes and enjoy this simple, delicious salad all summer long,” shares Kim Bovino
in Milford, Connecticut. “It’s great with warm French bread and butter for lunch or can double as a quick appetizer.”
“I was experimenting with Mexican-type dressings when I came up with this recipe,” recalls Betty Palmer from Paradise, California. “You can add chili beans or refried beans to make this salad more filling.”
“Come spring, I like a meal that doesn’t involve turning on the stove,” pens Alice Cibulka of Sun City, Arizona. “This hearty salad is quick, filling and fantastic. I round it out with lemonade, ice cream and a bunch of daffodils.”
My sister-in-law gave me this recipe over 50 years ago and it's still a hit at potluck dinners. I made it for company once, and they came by the next day with a large head of cabbage, hoping to exchange it for the recipe.
-Joyce LeMonds, Castle Rock, Washington
Dining alone? Try this colorful salad from Mary Lewis of Norman, Oklahoma. Refreshing mandarin oranges and a creamy citrus dressing complement tender cubes of chicken, pasta spirals, veggies and sliced red grapes. Truly, it's an entree in itself!