One of my childhood friends moved to Italy 20 years ago. During a recent visit to see her, I enjoyed a scrumptious salad made with tortellini and fresh vegetables. I fell in love with the dish and have been trying to recreate ever since. How'd I do? —Kelly Mapes, Fort Collins, Colorado
This salad is eye-catching enough to make any chef proud! It's served with a tangy buttermilk dressing that gets a little zip from white wine vinegar. Loretta Matzen shares the recipe from Coram, New York.
"I don't recall where I got this recipe, but it's my all-time favorite turkey soup. Everyone who has tried it agrees," writes Bobby Langley from Rocky Mount, North Carolina. "The sweet red pepper is what gives the soup its distinctive flavor."
Bite-size meatballs made from ground turkey perk up this fun alphabet soup. A variety of vegetables accents the rich tomato broth that is nicely season with herbs. Our Test Kitchen staff came up with this recipe.
Writes Melanee Van Ee-Mortensen of Fort Collins, Colorado, "This recipe makes a very large pot of heavy soup, but it freezes and reheats well. It's a stand-alone meal at our house." Packed with lentils, long grain rice and cheese tortellini in a tomato broth, it's a tasty alternative to vegetable soup.
This salad makes a colorful side dish when served with soup and sandwiches, but it's hearty enough to double as a meal in itself, notes reader Lethea Weber of Macomb, Illinois. "The curry and chutney lend a nice zip to the dressing," she adds.
Barbara Nowakowski from North Tonawanda, New York needs just six ingredients to toss together this unusual salad. She serves it in the cantaloupe shells for summer brunches. "It's delicious and very easy to make," she says.
“This is such a great salad,” says Mina De Kraker in Schaumburg, Illinois. “It's elegant enough for special occasions but couldn't be easier or quicker to make.”
Soy sauce, ginger and a dash of curry add wonderful flavor!