Sauteed green beans, hunks of blue cheese and toasted nuts make this an extremely decadent salad. "I lightened up two recipes and combined them into this elegant specialty," writes Sarah Bartel from her home in Kewaunee, Wisconsin.
“I was experimenting with Mexican-type dressings when I came up with this recipe,” recalls Betty Palmer from Paradise, California. “You can add chili beans or refried beans to make this salad more filling.”
This potato salad incorporated tender asparagus and the tongue-tingling tang of herbs and lemon juice. Here in the San Francisco Bay area, which is close to the state's primary asparagus-growing region, we look forward to spring and fresh asparagus.
-Phyllis Lee Ciardo, Albany, California
Fresh produce is showcased in this salad. My husband, Richard, is not too crazy about plain vegetables, so I came up with this colorful salad. He loves it, and so does our son.—Rhonda Knight, Hecker, Illinois
"This pretty salad is a staple at my house. I've shared the recipe with any satisfied guests," pens Lois Kenneberg, Phoenix, Arizona. "It's easily divided for smaller portions, too—I frequently make just 'one apple's worth'. I you don't like pineapple, try substituting canned mandarin oranges and juice instead."