This quick and easy dish features a nice combination of flavors, textures and colors. The recipe is adequate for two, but if you'd like to serve it as a luncheon entree, simply double or triple the ingredients.
-Eleanor Loughlin, Southport, North Carolina
Asparagus is our favorite vegetable, so when it's in season, I try every possible way to prepare it. This attractive salad appears on our table often. Pickle juice gives the dressing a distinctive flavor.
-Peggy Davies, Canon City, Colorado
Because it's so easy to make and includes basic ingredients I usually have on hand, this salad is one I prepare often to serve two. But if I need more servings, it can be doubled or tripled.
-Donna Mundt, Watertown, Wisconsin
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
From the first time I tasted this salad dressing, it has been a favorite at our house, served almost exclusively. It's quick to prepare, and it's easily made "light" by using fat-free or light mayo.
-Patty Brewer, Kansas City, Missouri
My grandmother would use food coloring to make red and green pears only at Christmastime, and I enjoy carrying on her tradition.
When I prepare this for a salad, I fill the centers with fresh fruit, fruit cocktail or cottage cheese.
As a dessert, there are more options...a dab of whipping cream with a cherry on top, a drizzle of chocolate on top of the whipped cream or a scoop of sherbet in a contrasting color.
-Mary Selner, Green Bay, Wisconsin
This is a combination of two different salads that my children liked when they were growing up. It probably originated when I was making one or the other of the salads and didn't have enough apples or bananas to make the amount of salad I needed.