"My husband refused to eat wilted lettuce until I read this recipe suggested by a friend," says field editor La Vonne Hegland of St. Michael, Minnesota. "He likes this milder dressing with just a subtle hint of vinegar. Turkey bacon adds a satisfying crunch."—LaVonne Hegland, St. Michael, Minnesota
From Caldwell, Idaho, Ginger Ellsworth sends this pretty spinach salad topped with grilled chicken, strawberries and almonds in a sweet poppy-seed dressing. Made in moments, it’s a refreshing lunch or light supper for two.
Grapefruit and orange segments add zest to this delightful salad that's tossed with a pleasant honey-lime dressing. It's perfect for a springtime luncheon or shower.
-Pauline Taylor, Spokane, Washington
A fresh salad is the perfect complement to any summer meal, like my grilled ribeye steaks. This salad, with its tangy dressing and crisp, crunchy ingredients, has become one of our very favorites.
—Sharon Bickett, Chester, South Carolina
So much flavor for so few fixings! "This family favorite of ours has a great fresh taste, lots of different textures and can be tossed together in a heartbeat," says Chris DeMontravel in Mohegan Lake, New York. "For variety, change up the dressing to honey mustard or any other favorite."
This is a perfect accompaniment to any meal. A tangy dressing turns strawberries, kiwifruit and blueberries into a delightful change-of-pace salad. Add more or less fruit depending on your family's tastes.—Anne Smithson, Cary, North Carolina
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
This elegant salad is perfect beside a centerpiece turkey or lamb. With the crunch of walnuts, sweetness of cinnamon and fresh-picked goodness of apples, it will become a holiday staple.—Lynn Silva, San Diego, CA
This recipe came from a neighbor, and I adapted it to my family's tastes. It's a nice special salad to serve anytime—and, with fresh spinach from the garden, it's great for summer picnics!
I've long enjoyed cooking...ever since my mother put me in charge of my first Sunday roast when I was 12.
This lovely spinach salad is tossed with chopped cucumber, broccoli, mushrooms and raisins. Sent in by Glenna Petersen of Wellsville, Utah, its coated in a sweet homemade dressing that's very tasty. TIP: “For variation, substitute red and green grapes for the spinach,” Glenna advises.