I enjoy cold pasta salads and rice salads, so I decided to make one with orzo, a rice-shaped pasta. Feel free to add other favorite veggies—like asparagus and green beans—and serve with rolls or pita bread.—Valonda Seward, Coarsegold, California
This colorful salad is nice to serve in the winter when oranges are in season and at their peak. The pleasing dressing recipe, provided by the Canola Info Association, takes just seconds to whirl together in a blender.
“This easy recipe was inspired by a trip to Puerto Rico, where they served yellow rice and flavorful seafood dishes,” writes Stephanie Howard from Oakland, California. “I combined them to create this lovely dish for two.”
Crispy snow peas, red pepper and onion, plus tender shrimp are combined in this refreshing salad. The light sesame dressing is mildly seasoned with ginger and soy. Sunshine Wall shares the recipe from her home in Jacksonville, Florida.
A fruity dressing zip drapes this zippy salad from Jackie Pressinger of Stuart, Florida. Served on a bed of greens, the scrumptious combination of grilled seafood, veggies and macadamia nuts is the perfect way to celebrate a special summer occasion.
"This is a wonderful light main dish to serve when you aren't in the mood for a heavy meal," suggests Lisa Casey of Roanoke, Virginia. "I love the fresh seafood flavor and hint of citrus in the dressing."