"The color and sweetness fresh berries add to this lovely salad make it perfect for company," says Ruth Benning. When strawberries are out of season, this Hamburg, New York cook suggests using fresh orange sections instead.
Mom made this zesty and fruity salad often, and it tasted so good paired with her hearty spare ribs. We kids couldn't wait to eat when we saw this salad appear on the table. — Ruth Ann Stelfox, Raymond, Alberta
A beautiful side dish, this compote spotlights wonderful winter fruit like bananas, apples, oranges and pineapple. Of course, it can be made anytime of year. I'm sure you'll get as many smiles as I do when I bring out this refreshing salad at a potluck. —Donna Long, Searcy, Arkansas
A luscious combination of sweet and tangy, crunchy and creamy, this pretty salad makes a great side dish or dessert. Its light pink color and delicate banana flavor make it perfect for a bridal shower or ladies' luncheon.
—Phylis Hoffman, Conway, Arkansas
I like to bring my mom's fruit salad to potlucks. Its smooth sauce combined with all the colorful fruit makes it different than any other fruit salad I've tried. I've given out the recipe more times than I can remember.
— Anne Heinonen, Howell, Michigan
A light, lovely pink salad, this recipe puts a different spin on traditional Waldorf salad. It is super served with roast turkey or baked ham. People always go back for seconds. My family didn't think they liked cranberries until they tried this sweet crunchy salad.
-Janet Smith, Smithton, Missouri
You can capture the flavor of fresh fruit anytime of year with this recipe. With its combination of canned pineapple, fresh apples and flaky coconut, it's the perfect to rely on no matter the season.—Marsha Ransom, South Haven, Michigan
As colorful as the leaves on the autumn trees, this fruit salad disappears fast down to the last spoonful. The light dressing doesn't hide the refreshing flavors of the fruit. Pecans add crunch and the rich flavor of the harvest season.
-Julianne Johnson, Grove City, Minnesota
This is a version of an old family recipe. Very popular with our chicken dishes, it's colorful, sweet and fruity. I like to cook fresh sweet potatoes when preparing this salad, but you can use canned if you need to save time.—The Raspberry Room, Elwin, Illinois