Alice Coate's tomato juice-based dressing offers a nice combination of tangy and tart with only a trace of fat. "We like our salad dressing tart, but you may want to add a little more sugar if that suits you family's tastes better," suggests the Bryan, Texas reader.
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
I created this colorful salad for a 4-H project and took it all the way to the state competition, where I won first place! I’d love to have my own Italian restaurant someday.Seth Murdoch, Red Rock, Texas
"This colorful fruit platter always looks beautiful on our Christmas dinner table," writes Mari Day of Suamico, Wisconsin. "The light dressing is a nice complement to the fun assortment of winter fruitsit really lets their natural goodness come through."