"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."
A small-quantity salad can still be special, as this recipe proves. "I like the crisp apple, crunchy celery and chewy dried cranberries in a delightful dressing," says DeLoris Nance from Auburn, Washington.
Beverly Little of Marietta, Georgia sent in this delightfully refreshing salad. With only six ingredients, it's simple to assemble and quick to serve. A creamy dressy coasts the crunchy apples, celery and chewy dates.
This salad is just lightly coated in a sweet-tangy dressing so the spinach doesn't wilt and the apples retain their crunch. We especially like this salad served with homemade bread.—Denise Albers, Freeburg, Illinois
From North Platte, Nebraska, M.K. Bishop relates, "This salad is so quick to put together using a convenient coleslaw mix. It is crunchy and flavorful...and the toasted pecans make it seem special. A friend shared the recipe."
Chunks of Snicker candy bars are the sweet surprises in this fast fix from Elaine Sabacky. "My busy daughter introduced me to this easy apple salad," writes the Litchfield, Minnesota cook. "My husband and I think it's great."
I CREATED this recipe when my children were small and fussed about eating fruits and vegetables. The slightly sweet dressing makes it a hit.
This salad was part of our Friday meal when I served fried fish and boiled potatoes. My grown children call this "Mom's Salad".
-M.J. Zimmerman, Altoona, Pennsylvania
Guests say this salad is crisp, delicious, different and surprising! That's because of the unusual combination of ingredients, including sauerkraut, apple, onion and dill pickles. See if you agree.
-Debbie Terenzini, Lusby, Maryland