My family's not big on traditional pasta salads made with mayonnaise, so when I served this colorful version that uses Italian dressing, it was a big hit. This crowd-pleaser is loaded with vegetables, beans and tricolor pasta.
-Felicia Fiocchi, Vineland, New Jersey
Cashews add a nice crunch to this grilled turkey and spiral pasta combo. I first tasted this salad at a baby shower and asked the hostess for her recipe. Since then, I've served it for many occasions.
-Karen Wyffels, Lino Lakes, Minnesota
Fresh dill gives a nice zing and flavor to the dressing for this refreshing salad. I seldom use store-bought dressings anymore, now that I know how easy it is to mix up my own homemade versions.
-Catherine Dawe, Kent, Ohio
This slightly tangy oil and vinegar dressing complements a bowl of mixed salad greens or a colorful vegetable toss nicely. It's not overpowering, so the fresh vegetable flavors shine through.
-Rosemarie Forcum, White Stone, Virginia
Served over your favorite salad greens, this rich and creamy dressing is a real treat. I first sampled it at an area restaurant, and the owners were kind enough to share the recipe.
-Lorraine LaVay Danz, New Holland, Pennsylvania