Tomatoes and basil, fresh from the garden, are tossed with olives, bell peppers, rotini pasta, then dressed with a creamy, piquant blend of mayonnaise, red wine vinegar and garlic. Let the salad chill overnight to bring out the snappy flavors.

Tomatoes and basil, fresh from the garden, are tossed with olives, bell peppers, rotini pasta, then dressed with a creamy, piquant blend of mayonnaise, red wine vinegar and garlic. Let the salad chill overnight to bring out the snappy flavors.

This is pure picnic food, but can work as a winter ‘s evening supper as well. Macaroni noodles are cooked up and splashed with vinegar and then folded into chilled veggies – tomatoes, cheese, peppers, green onions, and celery. Then comes the herbed mayonnaise. Serves six.

This is pure picnic food, but can work as a winter ‘s evening supper as well. Macaroni noodles are cooked up and splashed with vinegar and then folded into chilled veggies – tomatoes, cheese, peppers, green onions, and celery. Then comes the herbed mayonnaise. Serves six.

A healthy and tasty chicken salad with a fruity twist – great on a croissant or in a honey pita. Note: This salad is best if eaten the day after preparation. This allows the ingredients time to mingle, giving a fuller flavor. If desired, use nonfat mayonnaise.

A healthy and tasty chicken salad with a fruity twist – great on a croissant or in a honey pita. Note: This salad is best if eaten the day after preparation. This allows the ingredients time to mingle, giving a fuller flavor. If desired, use nonfat mayonnaise.

Besides curry, this dazzling salad has yummy sunflower seeds and dried cherries. It tastes great and looks super when presented on a big, beautiful platter. Marinate overnight so that the flavors of the curry/mayonnaise dressing has time to work.

Besides curry, this dazzling salad has yummy sunflower seeds and dried cherries. It tastes great and looks super when presented on a big, beautiful platter. Marinate overnight so that the flavors of the curry/mayonnaise dressing has time to work.

A nice balsamic vinegar and oil mixture with oregano, parsley and Parmesan whipped in. It compliments this hearty salad, with its robust ingredients – salami, pepperoni, Asiago cheese and lots of tomatoes. Makes twelve magnificent servings.

A nice balsamic vinegar and oil mixture with oregano, parsley and Parmesan whipped in. It compliments this hearty salad, with its robust ingredients – salami, pepperoni, Asiago cheese and lots of tomatoes. Makes twelve magnificent servings.