When I'm having weekend guests, I make this salad the day before they arrive. The flavors blend wonderfully when it is chilled overnight, and it keeps well for several days. It's also a great dish to take along to a picnic or potluck.
-Jill Evely, Wilmore, Kentucky
One year, my daughter decided to celebrate her July birthday with a patriotic theme. This colorful and refreshing salad was the main dish on the menu. The kids gobbled it up! Glenda Jarboe, Oroville, California
I first made this for a family reunion, and now it's always requested for our family gatherings. The sweet and tangy lemonade-pudding coating goes well with any fruit, so feel free to substitute your favorites. —Rhonda Eads, Jasper, Indiana
“This simple pasta salad is great for gatherings and a favorite of everyone I know! I like to keep the ingredients in separate containers in the fridge. Just toss together for one or more servings whenever needed.”
—Mary Sigfusson, Mankato, Minnesota
You know watermelon's great with other fruits, but try it with veggies, too. This garden-fresh salad is incredibly refreshing and only a little bit sweet. It's a sure bet for any sunny-day get-together. —Roblynn Hunnisett, Guelph, Ontario