I've prepared this fast-to-fix salad for my bridge club several times, and I always get requests for the recipe," reports Susan Graham of Cherokee, Iowa. "If I don't have leftover roast beef on hand, I use sliced roast beef from the deli with equally tasty results."
Meet the Cook: Served with fresh bread, this makes a nice light meal. I've also used this recipe for entertaining, and it has always been a success at potluck dinners.
While it's a delicious way to use up leftover beef, I sometimes serve it with cold ham and cheese instead.
The parents of one son, my husband (a good cook who adds his input to my recipes) and I have two grandchildren.
-Audrey Marsh, Arva, Ontario
I found this easy recipe many years ago, and we never grow tired of it. I like to serve this zippy salad with roasted potatoes, rolls and a mandarin orange salad. —Gail Reinford, Souderton, Pennsylvania
This delicious salad doesn't skimp on or flavor. I make it often, especially on days when I'm pressed for time. My husband, my mother and I all rate it as a favorite. - Natercia Yailaian, Somerville, Massachusetts
This chilled beef salad is a sensational switch from your everyday dinners. Colorful veggies provide the make-ahead main dish with crispness, while soy sauce and sesame oil flavor the homemade dressing.
—Betty Rassette of Salina, Kansas
Moist marinated steak, wild rice, almonds and veggies blend together nicely in this colorful main-dish salad. Years ago, a friend gave me the idea for this recipe, and with some tweaking, it's become a favorite of ours.
-Freddie Johnson, San Antonio, Texas
In Wexford, Pennsylvania, Ruth Carter relies on this hearty salad for a quick dinner on busy workdays. “My husband likes the spicy Southwestern flavor and it’s a favorite of mine, too.”
TIP: Try serving this flavorful twist on taco salad rolled up in a flour tortilla topped with guacamole, chopped fresh tomatoes and diced sweet onions.
My family loves a good steak dinner, but with busy schedules, I'm often thinking about ways to put new and simple twists on things. This salad is flavored with the freshness of lemon and cilantro and is one of my husband's favorite weeknight dishes. —Lyndsay Wells, Ladysmith, British Columbia