This salad is a great-tasting, colorful side dish that contains a mixture of ingredients. It is a good thing this serves 12 because my family can't get enough of it! Tossing fruits and vegetables with a sweet dressing is a deliciously different idea.—Kim Stoller, Smithville, Ohio
My wife has always told me how much she hated fennel. So I slipped this one completely past her. It's always been a favorite of mine. Since then she has given me the green light on dishes with fennel. Any chance to say I told you so is the most special gift one can recieve. Preserved lemon may be difficult to find, but salad will be fine without it. Balsamic glaze can be purchased premade or made simply by slowly reducing balsamic to syrup.(I like to add pieces of vanilla bean to the balsamic when I make).
When very good friends drove a long way to visit me after I moved, I served them this wonderful salad with fruit and nuts. Needless to say, we had a great visit and lots of good food. —Cathy Seed of Summerfield, North Carolina
Sweet, crunchy and colorful, a vibrant slaw like this will be an all-star at your next potluck spread. I prefer to use freshly julienned carrots and apples because I love their sunny flavors. —Linda Schend, Kenosha, Wisconsin
This sensational apple salad features lots of color, taste and texture. But don't wait for a party to enjoy it—treat your clan to this refreshing and tasty delight on weeknights, too. The cinnamon in the dressing is a fantastic accent to the crisp apples. —Jessica Lin, West Hartford, Connecticut
This is an unusual salad in that I feel it is actually worthy of bringing to a dinner party or eating by itself (I am not a salad person). Plus, it's super quick and easy to make. —Justine Kmiecik, Dupont, Washington
Kiddos beg for second helpings of this fun and flavorful salad. Adults love it, too. It's great for cooking with kids because the ingredient list is simple and it comes together easily! —Terri Merritts, Nashville, Tennessee