Wholesome ingredients and a festive appearance make this colorful side one of my Christmas staples. Plus, I can assemble it the night before and store it in the refrigerator.—Teri Kreyche, Tustin, California
Our family absolutely loves broccoli, so I'm so happy there's finally a slaw mix in stores that uses broccoli stems. I like this slaw best after 20 minutes or so to allow the flavors to meld. —Donna Marie Ryan, Topsfield, Massachusetts
We have neighbors who share vegetables from their garden, and every year my husband and I look forward to their beets. My interest in Mediterranean food inspired this beet salad recipe—the vinegar and oil dressing with fresh mint tones down the sweetness of the beets and the kalamata olives add a salty touch.—Barbara Estabrook, Rhinelander, Wisconsin
Whenever I take this eye-catching fruit salad to a party or gathering, people ask for the recipe. The blueberries and cherries give the salad its distinctive flavor. —Julie Sterchi, Campbellsville, Kentucky
The awesome flavors in this salad remind me of my childhood in Southern California. My great-uncle had an orchard, so our family meals were filled with avocados, citrus fruits and nuts of all varieties.
—Catherine Cassidy, Milwaukee, Wisconsin