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Pickled Rainbow Chard

Pickling adds pop to fresh foods, especially Swiss chard stems. In this easy fridge method, sweet meets tart and it all balances out overnight. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Savory Marinated Mushroom Salad

2 reviews

Packed with mushrooms and loads of crunchy colorful ingredients, this salad is perfect at picnics and parties. It keeps so...



Summertime Slaw

7 reviews

As a change from mayonnaise-laden slaw, I created this refreshing alternative. It uses many of the garden vegetables I grow,...


Chilled Marinated Asparagus

2 reviews

"My mother had surgery a few years back in spring, so my two sisters and I were challenged to prepare...

Spectacular Overnight Slaw

28 reviews

To come up with this dish, I used a number of different recipes, plus some ideas of my own. It's...


Sweet-Sour Pasta Salad

9 reviews

Fresh garden vegetables add color and crunch to this attractive salad. Its pleasant vinaigrette-type dressing is sparked with ground mustard...

Favorite Marinated Mushrooms

3 reviews

Brenda Snyder from Hesston, Pennsylvania notes, "This is a nice way to serve mushrooms as an appetizer...and it also makes...


Special Grilled Veggies

"I fixed this colorful side dish on Father's Day one year and it has been requested many times since," says...


Chicago-Style Hot Giardiniera

5 reviews

I've been living in Chicago for the last 12 years and have grown to love the spicy giardiniera served at...


Marinated Carrots

2 reviews

—Shannon Emmanuel, Charlotte, North Carolina

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Grilled Vegetable Platter

39 reviews

The best of summer in one dish! This pretty grilled vegetable recipe is meant for entertaining. Grilling brings out their...


Mixed Bean Salad

7 reviews

Making this colorful salad a day ahead gives it time to marinate. We love its flavorful tangy-sweet dressing.