A Texas-size family reunion requires a substantial salad like this one on the buffet table. Made with red potatoes, real bacon, tangy dressing and more, it's guaranteed to be gobbled up quickly. —Elaine Sweet, Dallas, Texas
"Cool and refreshing"—that describes this leftovers salad pretty well! It's full of cold ingredients. Prepare it as a side dish or serve it along with homemade bread as a main course.
I frequently make my salad for family luncheons. That's only appropriate—the recipe was passed down to me by my mom, who got it from her mom!
I'm a full-time wife and mom (plus home-school teacher!) with five sons, who range in age from 9 to 1.
This recipe is a great way to use the vegetables my husband raises on our farm. It's always well received and is perfect for summer picnics, office luncheons or a light dinner.
Beverly, West Virginia
"This sweet simple dressing is especially good on a spinach or lettuce salad topped with fresh orange sections and sliced strawberries," reports Debbie Snyder from her home in Kalispell, Montana. "We also like it on a tossed vegetable salad."
"This dressing has long been a favorite in our family affirms Carol Underhill from her Bathurst, New Brunswick kitchen. "I go the recipe from a friend years ago, who apparently picked it up from a local restaurant.
My father-in-law's recipe, this salad is both pretty and packed with protein. It's also convenient since it uses a variety of canned beans. It's more flavorful when prepared the night before.—Christi Gillentine, Tulsa, Oklahoma
"The recipe for this pretty salad dressing was given to me a long time ago by my sister-in-law," comments Harriet Stichter of Milford, Indiana. "We like the mixture's onion flavor so much we keep some in our refrigerator year-round."
"This is absolutely my most-used dressing," relates Erlene Cornelius of Spring City, Tennessee. "It's so creamy, mild and versatile—it gives old-fashioned goodness to potato salad, coleslaw and even deviled eggs."
This simple green salad requires just a few ingredients, yet its blend of flavors and combination of textures make it seem special. You can toss all the ingredients with the basic dressing or dollop it over individual servings.
High Ridge, Missouri