Here's a simple recipe for lettuce wraps that's a nutritious option for a luncheon or dinner party. For fun, serve the filling on a platter with lettuce leaves on the side, and let your guests wrap their own. —Mary Beth Vultee, Ocean Beach, North Carolina
For a light, refreshing first course, Lori McLaughlin of Pittsford, New York turns to this fruity salad. Sweet apple, dried cranberries, blue cheese and a vinaigrette dressing give it a subtle punch of flavor.
“We enjoy all kinds of ethnic foods,” writes Diane Halferty of Corpus Christi, Texas. “This beef recipe is easy to make, and very tasty.” With its sweet soy marinade and fresh veggies, there's lots to love in this main-dish salad.
If your idea of tuna salad is laden with mayo, kick the can and make tuna steaks instead. They're quick and delicious on a bed of greens and can be easily replaced with another favorite fish. —Mildred Sherrer, Fort Worth, Texas
Talk about an on-the-go bite or easy-to-fix side dish! When time’s at a premium, try this fresh and fabulous salad you can eat with your hands. It’s a longtime lunch specialty of Maria McMartin in Burlington, Wisconsin.
“I was experimenting with Mexican-type dressings when I came up with this recipe,” recalls Betty Palmer from Paradise, California. “You can add chili beans or refried beans to make this salad more filling.”