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Budget Salad Recipes

Looking for Budget Salad recipes? Find cheap salad recipes including fruit salads, bean salads, salad dressings, and more cheap salad recipes.

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Classic Macaroni Salad

Classic Macaroni Salad

Classic Macaroni Salad

From Sardis, Ohio, Dorothy Bayes sends this refreshingly light take on an all-time favorite. It's perfect for a fast weeknight dinner or festive weekend barbecue.

Supreme Spaghetti Salad

Supreme Spaghetti Salad

Supreme Spaghetti Salad

In Salem, Virginia, Wendy Byrd relies on bottled salad dressing to perk up pasta and fresh vegetables in this swift salad that costs 43¢ a serving. "It's a delicious addition to any meal or picnic," she relates.

Orange Buttermilk Salad

Orange Buttermilk Salad

Orange Buttermilk Salad

For a deliciously creamy treat, I make this gelatin salad. It is so easy to whip up and I always receive compliments.—Carol Van Sickle, Versailles, Kentucky
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Walnut Romaine Salad

Walnut Romaine Salad

Walnut Romaine Salad

This salad offers plenty of crunch and a zippy vinegar and oil dressing.—Harriet Stichter, Milford, Indiana

Lemon Vinaigrette on Greens

Lemon Vinaigrette on Greens

Lemon Vinaigrette on Greens

The vinaigrette also tastes good on spinach salad. It keeps well in the regrigerator in a container with a tight-fitting lid. Just shake and serve.—Susan Garoutte, Georgetown, Texas

Corny Coleslaw

Corny Coleslaw

Corny Coleslaw

Corn and cabbage are a different combo in this creamy coleslaw sprinkled with peanuts. "This salad is especially tasty when I use homegrown corn I've cut off the cob," reports Patrice Ehrlich of Merced California. It's inexpensive, too, at only 39¢ a serving.

Colorful Green Bean Salad

Colorful Green Bean Salad

Colorful Green Bean Salad

• “A neighbor showed me how to make Green Bean Salad, and the men in my family really like beans served this way,” writes field editor Mildred Sherrer of Fort Worth, Texas. “They’re crisp-tender and colorful with bits of tomato, egg and parsley.”

Quick Fruited Chicken Salad

Quick Fruited Chicken Salad

Quick Fruited Chicken Salad

From Audrey Moser of Drummond Island, Michigan comes this fresh-tasting chicken salad that's sweetened with pineapple, dates and golden raisins. "I often serve this salad on lettuce, but you could stuff a tomato with it or spoon it into a pita bread as well," Audrey suggests.

Roast Beef and Potato Salad

Roast Beef and Potato Salad

Roast Beef and Potato Salad

Roast Beef and Potato Salad comes from Joanna Lonnecker of Omaha, Nebraska. "This hearty salad is a favorite of the 'meat-and-potatoes' members of our family," writes Joanna. "I serve it as a light summer supper."

Summer Apple Salad

Summer Apple Salad

Summer Apple Salad

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

After Thanksgiving Salad

After Thanksgiving Salad

After Thanksgiving Salad

After Thanksgiving Salad is a delightful and unexpected way to use leftover turkey, remarks Betty Peel of Milford, Ohio, who sent her recipe.
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