Oven-roasted pears take the ho-hum out of this green salad created by our Test Kitchen staff. They tossed together a good-for-you medley of mellow pear slices, crispy greens, nuts and dried cranberries. The creamy dressing carries yet more pear flavor sweetened with just a touch of honey.
For over 30 years, this recipe has been a holiday tradition in my family. With marshmallows, cranberries, apples and grapes, it has a sweet-tart flavor and comforting creaminess that appeals to all ages.
We love going to the farmer's market on summer Saturdays to by homegrown lettuce and fresh produce for salads. I hope you'll try my special dressing, made with pureed vegetables. I've received compliments on its flavor and pretty color.
The tang of this salad from Judith Priglmeier rounds out any menu with a splash of color. “Quick and easy is often on my mealtime agenda, so this salad is perfect,” she writes from Aitkin, Minnesota. “Plus, I can make if for a few or an entire crew!”
“I turn to this delicious recipe on long days when I come home tired,” writes Kathy Everette from Menlo, Georgia. It has a wonderful crunch, tastes delicious and is healthy, too. This one’s sure to be a hit!
Dried cranberries add color and cashews bring fun crunch to this pretty salad. “It’s great for a covered-dish dinner, but can also be served at luncheons with the girls,” writes Darlene Hoffman of Augusta, Georgia. “I like to serve it with crusty rolls.”
“I’m always looking for recipes with out-of-the-ordinary ingredients, like mango and jicama,” relates Doreen Dineen of Freeville, New York. “I couldn’t find one with those fruits, so I creates this crunchy, slightly sweet salad with a refreshing citrus dressing.”
Mary Ann Pearce dresses up her holiday table in Sparks, Nevada with this colorful salad. “It’s so pretty and just bursting with fresh green grapes, tart cranberries and nuts—all wrapped in a drift of whipped topping,” she says.