Julia Child says, "A handsomely arranged combination salad can be the solution for what to serve at an informal spur-of-the-moment meal. The trick is to toss all of the elements separately in vinaigrette, letting some marinate for 10-20 minutes if they need to take on flavor. Then ... arrange your work of art, each part of it is perfectly seasoned."
Spring and Summer--Mom would make this for BBQs. Really very pretty, if you mold in bowl, unmold on lettuce leaves, and grate the cooked egg yolks over the top. Passive work time = must chill refrigeration; can be made ahead.
This recipe is from the Red Apple Inn, Heber Springs, Arkansas. Absolutely guest-worthy!
Different from other one posted. Note: Cut calories and fats by using low-fat or no-fat ingredients. From a JL of Memphis cookbook-Party Potpourri.