Here’s a great meatless recipe with real Mediterranean flair that’s hearty enough to qualify as an entrée. Laced with a tart vinaigrette dressing and bursting with strips of sweet pepper, onion and zucchini, it’s also colorful enough to serve as a pretty side dish. Thanks to subscriber Stacey Mofle in Universal City, Texas for this tasty dish!
“This salad offers the best that summer produce has to offer, and it looks so beautiful layered in a glass bowl. It’s almost too pretty to dig into…almost! And
it’s perfect for potlucks.” —Jodi Anderson, Overbrook, Kansas
This unique salad goes fast at potlucks. It's pretty with the broccoli, mushrooms, red onions and olives. It has a great crunch, and the dressing is quick to make. When time is short and you want something delicious, this recipe fills the bill.
-Marilyn Fields, Groveland, California
I'VE MADE this salad for my husband and me for years. I don't like cooked spinach, so I was looking for an alternative way to prepare this nutritious vegetable.
This salad is especially delicious made with fresh spinach from the garden.
-Patty Kile, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania.
This was my grandma’s favorite salad. It’s colorful and has a sweet-sour blend to tempt any taste buds. Even my kids like it (don’t tell them spinach is good for them)! With the increasing popularity of spinach, more farmers in our state are growing this crop than ever before.
My husband loves this salad, especially during summertime. He says he feels like he's eating a healthy salad and getting his steak, too! I always serve it with some great homemade bread."
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Pan sauteing the gnocchi eliminates the need to boil them, while creating a wonderful tasty crispy coating on them. The baby bellas lend a real earthiness to this Italian-influenced salad.—Fran Fehling, Staten Island, New York
"A variation of this recipe was originally served as a side dish at a popular French restaurant," says Eileen Herr from Indianapolis, Indiana. "I added a few more ingredients to make it a cool and hearty meal. The recipe is very adaptable—it's also delicious with chicken and snow peas."