My youngest daughter recently learned she has to avoid gluten, dairy and eggs, which gave me a new challenge in the kitchen. I put this dish together as a side we could all share. We love it for leftovers, too. —Catherine Turnbull, Burlington, Ontario
WHEN I had a large vegetable garden, I had fun creating recipes, depending on what was ready for picking.
I've found this salad complements meat or fish entrees and can be served even if you have another vegetable as a side dish.
-Mildred Sherrer, Bay City , Texas
Carrots and green peppers bring extra color and crunch to this refreshing cucumber salad from Karla Hecht, Plymouth, Minnesota. The sweet dressing she creates is an ideal match for the crisp summer produce.
I jazz up zucchini, yellow squash and tomato with cheese and seasonings. The no-fuss skillet side dish is perfect for using summer's bounty. Plus, the veggies are great alongside grilled chicken, fish and most other warm-weather fare.—Chris Schmidt, Clarksville, Tennessee
THIS SALAD is not only delicious, it helped our family weather the Depression. I still remember lining up with Papa to receive dried beans and a 10-pound sack of yellow cornmeal. We used the cornmeal to make polenta.
Mother made this salad with vegetables from the garden, and it really tasted good with the polenta.
-Rudy Mancini, Calistoga, California
Broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and peas are mixed together with juicy sweet grapes in this crunchy refreshing salad that always wins compliments! You can personalize the recipe by substituting your favorite vegetables and fruits.
The bountiful potluck at our annual family reunion includes favorites such as this salad. You can substitute Italian dressing or another type to give this dish a twist.—Barb Hausey, Independence, Missouri
I'VE BEEN SHARING this recipe for over 45 years! It's easy to make, keeps well and is great to take along for potluck suppers.
Our family and friends enjoy this cabbage salad whenever I serve it.
-Edna Culbertson, Jenison, Michigan