This crisp and tangy salad from our Test Kitchen hits the spot on warm afternoons and evenings. Sprinkling the cucumbers with salt and letting them sit draws out excess water so they stay nice and crisp.
We love to make this strawberry salad when there are plenty of fresh greens to pick. I serve it as a side salad, or make it an entree by topping it with chicken. —Sara Longworth, Worcester, Massachusetts
Use some of your garden bounty to whip up this zesty quiche-like casserole that teams zucchini with cheese, onion, egg and jalapeno pepper. Dolores Kitzinger of Appleton, Wisconsin sent in the recipe. "You could serve it as a meatless main dish for breakfast, lunch or dinner," she notes.
The combination of wild rice, mango chutney, cranberries and curry powder give this side dish for two an exotic flavor. It's delicious and beautiful, and tastes best when butternut squash is in season. —Elaine Sweet, Dallas, Texas
For a speedy, health-conscious side dish or snack, Patricia Fredericks of Oak Creek, Wisconsin offers these fun wedges. “They're just as tasty as the deep-fried version, but with less mess,” says Patricia.
This tomato recipe is my wife's favorite; she loves when I cook it for her. The tasty, meatless stuffing is perfect for a side dish, or filling enough for a whole meal. —Scott Szekretar, Islip, New York