This crisp side dish with asparagus and a tasty vinaigrette is ready in minutes. “I serve this whenever fresh asparagus is on sale," says Nancee Melin of Tucson, Arizona. "The dressing can be made ahead for swift assembly later.”
The colorful side dish shared by Mary Tallman of Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin features sweet pineapple, crunchy vegetables and refreshing cilantro in a tangy dressing with pasta. It requires just 15 minutes of prep time, so it’s perfect for a quick lunch or on-the-go dinner.
Cottage cheese is jazzed up in this light and refreshing side dish from Lynn Penner. “This is a great change-of-pace salad for any time of year,” she writes from Prescott, Arizona. With crunchy fresh veggies and zesty ranch dressing, you'll enjoy every bite!
Do you like asparagus, but want something beyond plain, steamed asparagus? Try this refreshing new salad idea from Laurie Jackson of Falcon, Colorado. The black beans, red pepper, cilantro and cumin give it a Southwest twist. Laurie likes to serve this salad with chicken or cheese enchiladas, as well as take it to potlucks.
No one will guess this eye-appealing cashew salad from Amy Balenzano of Spokane, Washington comes together in minutes. The homemade dressing with a hint of ginger gives it so much flavor, they’ll think you spent all day in the kitchen.
"This chilled rice and ham salad goes well with barbecue dinners," suggests Josie Varro of Coquitlam, British Columbia. "The green pepper, radishes and cucumber add color and crunch while complementing the herbed vinaigrette."
Colorful and crunchy, this crowd-pleasing salad can be made a day in advance. Everyone likes little zip in it’s creamy dressing. Sometimes I add diced green and red pepper to the mixture or throw in a little celery.
“Come spring, I like a meal that doesn’t involve turning on the stove,” pens Alice Cibulka of Sun City, Arizona. “This hearty salad is quick, filling and fantastic. I round it out with lemonade, ice cream and a bunch of daffodils.”
Nancy MacLeod of Boynton Beach, Florida turns garden-fresh tomatoes into a sensational summer meal when she fills them with this creamy chicken salad. “I came up with this recipe when I had a lot of fresh tomatoes on hand,” she relates.
“It’s great for lunch or dinner with a side salad and some crusty bread.”