"In the summer, we use fresh cucumber and tomatoes from my husband's prolific garden for this colorful salad," writes field editor Marcia Severson of Hallock, Minnesota. "it's oneof our favorite light suppers."
I first made this unusual salad for my husband's lunch. It takes just 5-10 minutes to put together from start to finish. The crunchy blend of ingredients has a nice zip! --Betty Kleberger of Florissant, Missouri
This crunchy vegetable salad is perfect on a hot summer's day. I like to cut the vegetables earlier in the day, then chill them so they are nice and crisp. Just before serving, all that is left to do is drizzle with the salad dressing.—LaDonna Reed, Ponca City, Oklahoma
Field editor Lucille Terry of Frankfort, Kentucky quickly assembles this marinated medley using canned veggies. "It's excellent for potlucks, accompanied by yeast rolls, corn bread muffins or Parmesan cheese squares," Lucille suggests.
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
"When I took this salad to a family potluck, it was such a hit! I often fix it with basil-flavored vinegar that I make each summer. The longer this chills, the tastier it gets." --Kathy Rairigh of Milford, Indiana
With a full-time job and my own catering business, I appreciate delicious food that can be prepared ahead, like this colorful zippy salad. My family and friends are glad to sample the new dishes I prepare, especially when they turn out as good as this one.
-Henry Tindal, Red Bank, New Jersey
Here's a satisfying salad that's garden-fresh. It stars three delicious cheeses and refreshing vegetables like crisp cucumber, bell peppers and juicy tomatoes. This unique summer salad makes a nice light lunch or super side dish.
-Shary Geidner, Clear Lake, Iowa
You can pep up all sorts of events with the pretty salad Jennifer Mottashed of Simcoe, Ontario shares. "It's easy on the cook, too," she notes. Not only is it ideal for mixing up ahead of time, it can be size right for any gathering.