"For a long time, my family has been trying to cut down on high-fat foods," relates Lee Ann Berijan of Blaine, Minnesota. "I've tried to use my creativity and my family's love of pasta to provide tasty meals. This light satisfying dish is great after a day in the summer sun."
For a deliciously different salad, I suggest this lightly dressed version without lettuce. It's especially good when I use fresh bounty from our garden. My friends and family love vegetables, so when I serve this colorful salad, it goes fast!
"A co-worker shared this flavorful medley of tomatoes and zucchini with me many years ago," recalls Jan Clark of Salt Lake City, Utah. "It's a wonderful way to use up garden produce in the summer when it's plentiful."
In Hickory, North Carolina, Nadeen Shrewsberry wouldn't think of squandering squash. "A friend gave me the recipe for this best-of-the-season slaw," she offers. "If you like the light taste of zucchini in a simple salad, you're sure to ask for a second helping of this one."
Italian dressing jazzed up with basil and chives sparks the flavor of this eye-catching salad. The blanched veggies in this colorful combination retain their crispness quite nicely. —Sara Lindler of Irmo, South Carolina
Home-team fans are sure to relish this tasty potato salad that scored high on compliments at our football supper. It's a great accompaniment for a sandwich and would be popular at a pregame tailgate party or other casual sports gathering, too. —Sister Judith LaBrozzi
"These make-ahead kabobs are a fun way to serve a chilled salad," says Iola Egle of McCook, Nebraska. A homemade vinaigrette complements the tender potatoes, crisp peppers, cherry tomatoes and sliced zucchini.