This salad is a treat for the eyes and the taste buds. Guests always comment on how good it looks, and I'm glad to serve a dish that's attractive. But looks don't count for much if a dish doesn't taste good, too.
FOR A soup and salad supper, a picnic or a buffet, this recipe can be modified to serve any number.
I often make it for just the two of us, and it works well. Tasty and colorful, it's a welcome addition to any meal.
-Sylvia Ford, Kennett, Missouri
WHEN I was growing up, this was one of our favorite summer salads. I have fond memories of my barefooted sister and me going out to the garden after a cool summer rain to pick the cabbage from our patch.
You might think the ice cream is a strange ingredient, but it makes it extra creamy and adds just a touch of sweetness.
-Mattie Green, Ackley, Iowa
Whenever I saw my mother mixing up a big bowl of coleslaw, I knew she was expecting a houseful of guests to share our meal. Those were always exciting times for me since I loved company! Besides, this slaw was one of my favorite treats at any time.
I RECEIVED this recipe from a friend a long time ago, and it's been a family favorite ever since.
The tartness of the slaw and the sweetness of the fruit give it a unique flavor. We like it best served with ham or pork chops. —Margaret Wampler
"WHEN I was a child, my mother often served this salad with multicolored marshmallows sprinkled on top, much to my delight. The marshmallows added a touch of sweetness that really complemented this salad's tangy flavor.
This salad goes well with all meats—it's especially good at barbecues—and fish. I recently served it at the Prayer Brunch of our local women's club.
After 55 years of marriage, I'm a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother doing the things I like to do...and cooking's on top of that list!