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After removing 36% of the fat from her submission and cutting back on its sugar, we couldn’t wait to send Monika Rahn's the recipe for Makeover Creamy French Dressing. “I am so pleased with the results,” replied the Dillsburg, Pennsylvania cook. “We all like the new version.”
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Fast Marinated Salad

Fast Marinated Salad

Fast Marinated Salad

This chilled pasta salad is pleasing to the eye and the palate. Susan Branch likes to serve it when sweet corn, tomatoes and zucchini are in season around her Kalamazoo, Michigan home. Her make-ahead favorite is lightly dressed with tarragon vinegar, olive oil and dill week.

Grilled Thai Chicken Salad

Grilled Thai Chicken Salad

Grilled Thai Chicken Salad

“My husband and I love to eat Thai and Indian food, but notice that most of these cuisines do not offer fresh salads on their menus,” writes Grace Kunert of Salt Lake City, Utah. “This is a recipe we developed to keep all those ethnic flavors when we needed a light dinner.”

Grapefruit Shrimp Salad

Grapefruit Shrimp Salad

Grapefruit Shrimp Salad

Joanne Beaupre combines orange juice, red wine vinegar and Dijon mustard in the tangy dressing that perks up her seafood salad. "I had tried a similar salad at a restaurant," she writes from Manchester, Connecticut. "I adapted this version for a fun lunch to take to work. It always gets comments."
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Chicken Curry Fruit Salad

Chicken Curry Fruit Salad

Chicken Curry Fruit Salad

Perfect for a special spring luncheon, this refreshing combo blends chicken, apple, celery and grapes with a splash of lime and the crunch of nuts and noodles. Yum! —P.J. Anderson, Salt Lake City

Grandma's Fruit Salad

Grandma's Fruit Salad

Grandma's Fruit Salad

"I can't believe how easy this pretty salad is to make," says Carolyn Tomatz of Jackson, Wisconsin. The colorful blend of bananas, pineapple, pears and peaches and grapes is tossed with a creamy pudding sauce. "People of all ages enjoy this dish," Carolyn notes.

Black-Eyed-Pea and Pasta Salad

Black-Eyed-Pea and Pasta Salad

Black-Eyed-Pea and Pasta Salad

To create a more interesting pasta salad, I added pasta to my favorite black-eyed pea salad. The result is different and delicious. Cucumber and green pepper give this picnic side dish a satisfying crunch. —Melinda Ewbank of Fairfield, Ohio

Chicken and Rice Salad

Chicken and Rice Salad

Chicken and Rice Salad

Notes Janne Rowe from Wichita, Kansas, "I start this salad by poaching chicken breasts in a mixture of white wine, garlic and lemon juice. It gives them great flavor and helps keep them moist." The cubed chicken, veggies and cooked rice are tossed with a tasty homemade dressing.

Southwest Steak Salad

Southwest Steak Salad

Southwest Steak Salad

With its tangy combination of lemon juice and balsamic vinegar dressing, this hearty dish perks up your mouth and fills you up. Caroline Shively - Alexandria, Virginia

Apple Pear Salad

Apple Pear Salad

Apple Pear Salad

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

Favorite Raspberry Tossed Salad

Favorite Raspberry Tossed Salad

Favorite Raspberry Tossed Salad

Our home economists tossed together mixed greens, fresh raspberries, mushrooms, feta cheese and more in this pretty salad. Toasted pecan halves add fun crunch...and a homemade raspberry dressing brings a delicious tan to the mix!

Quick Italian Broccoli Salad

Quick Italian Broccoli Salad

Quick Italian Broccoli Salad

Brighten up your winter meals with this crisp and colorful salad. Tomatoes, broccoli, mushrooms and red onions mingle with crunchy water chestnuts, all draped in a zesty bottled dressing. Dorothy Myrick of Kent, Washington shared this recipe.
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