I was given this recipe at a bridal shower our rural farming community held for me. It's become my all-time favorite salad. The color and tang the berries add to the lovely mix make it perfect for company or just my husband and me.
Every time I make this recipe that I received from my mother-in-law, it takes me back to the country. I can see myself in the garden among all of those fresh tomatoes. How good they are, plucked right off the vine.
Dolores Brignac's family was skeptical the first time she served this unusual salad-but one taste convinced them it was a winner. "Now when I bring it out, everyone digs in and cleans their plates," she pens from Braithwaite, Louisiana.
I always have this dressing on hand, since it yields a large jar. Italian salad dressing is versatile and compatible with many combinations of vegetables, so the cook can get creative. —Maxine Johnson
This colorful salad topped with a sweet and savory dressing is a refreshing addition to any meal. It's a perfect example of how Mother could turn even simple ingredients into something special.
-Nancy Duty, Jacksonville, Florida
This slightly tangy oil and vinegar dressing complements a bowl of mixed salad greens or a colorful vegetable toss nicely. It's not overpowering, so the fresh vegetable flavors shine through.
-Rosemarie Forcum, White Stone, Virginia