At the height of tomato-growing season, everyone in the family could depend on Mom to make this colorful salad. I can still picture her setting it on the table in a pretty yellow bowl.—Mary Jo Amos, Noel, Missouri
Dazzle your hungry visitors with this crunchy salad. It showcases an interesting mixture of chicken, pasta, spinach and other vegetables. The delectable dressing complements the colorful ingredients. A hearty plateful makes a satisfying entree. —Janet Mooberry, Peoria, Illinois
This recipe features tender chicken and crunchy vegetables. With peanut oil, soy sauce and toasted sesame seeds, the dressing has a slight Asian flair. To save time when entertaining, you can cook the chicken and prepare the dressing the day before.—Diane Hixon, Niceville, Florida
This sensational salad is a delight to serve because you can make it ahead and it's an easy way to put garden bounty to good use. With colorful ingredients like corn, tomato and green pepper, it's also pretty in the bowl and on your plate.
-Rita Reifenstein, Evans City, Pennsylvania
Packed with mushrooms and loads of crunchy colorful ingredients, this salad is perfect at picnics and parties. It keeps so well in the refrigerator you can easily make it ahead of time.
-Sandra Johnson, Tioga, Pennsylvania
Fresh garden tomatoes are a treat at a picnic or family gathering. The zesty flavor of this dish is a crowd-pleaser, and it's a colorful addition to the buffet. I'm grateful to the friend who gave me the recipe.
-Lois Fetting, Nelson, Wisconsin
This lightly sweet, fresh-tasting salad was devoured by the guests at my Southwestern theme party. The unusual combination of tasty ingredients brought them back for seconds.
-Dean Schrock, Jacksonville, Florida
With its creamy dressing and colorful vegetables, this salad is lovely and refreshing. Make it before you head out caroling, and when you return, guests' compliments will be music to your ears.
-Mary Anne McWhirter, Pearland, Texas
It was such a treat to have a crisp, garden-fresh salad back when Mom didn't have much room in our little icebox to keep produce chilled. This salad is as colorful and festive as it is refreshing.
-Ruth Seitz, Columbus Junction, Iowa