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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.

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.

Black Bean Salad

Black Bean Salad

Black Bean Salad

From Iowa City, Iowa, Peg Kenkel-Thomsen notes, "This salad goes wonderfully with chicken and Mexican main dishes and is great when you need something quick for a potluck," Make it for small change—a mere 43¢ per serving.

Italian Cucumber Salad

Italian Cucumber Salad

Italian Cucumber Salad

Folks enjoy this tangy, refreshing side dish. I came up with the recipe after sampling a similar salad at a local cafeteria.—Jane Nichols, Houston, Texas
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Cabbage Salad

Cabbage Salad

Cabbage Salad

"This crisp, fresh-tasting slaw keeps in the fridge for several days," notes Deborah Moore-Dedenbach from Big Bay, Michigan. It's a bargain, too, at 13 cents a serving. "We live about an hour from the nearest major city, so shopping trips can be few and far between. I often buy cabbage rather than lettuce for salads, because it stores longer," Deborah says.

Marshmallow Fruit Bowl

Marshmallow Fruit Bowl

Marshmallow Fruit Bowl

Patricia Staudt of Marble Rock, Iowa dresses up canned fruit with marshmallows and a home-cooked pudding-like dressing to make this light and refreshing salad. At 31 cents a serving, it's an economical addition to most any meal.

Lettuce with French Dressing

Lettuce with French Dressing

Lettuce with French Dressing

I got this recipe from my mother-in-law when my husband and I first started dating. Many years later, it's still our favorite salad.—Kim Marie Van Rheenen, Mendota, Illinois

Macaroni Medley Salad

Macaroni Medley Salad

Macaroni Medley Salad

This salad is so delicious, folks never believe it starts with packaged macaroni and cheese.—Vicky Linn, Corsicana, Texas

Cabbage Tossed Salad

Cabbage Tossed Salad

Cabbage Tossed Salad

This salad is a fun and interesting cross between a green salad and a coleslaw with a tangy dressing.—Marilyn Katcsmorak, Pleasanton, Texas

Curried Three-Bean Salad

Curried Three-Bean Salad

Curried Three-Bean Salad

Cumin and curry powder give this chilled three-bean salad terrific zip. "I get a lot of compliments on it," says Howie Wiener, Spring Hill, Florida. Not only does it come together quickly, but at 70 cents a serving, it's economical, too.

Frosty Pineapple Salad

Frosty Pineapple Salad

Frosty Pineapple Salad

At her home in Moncks Corner, South Carolina, reader Lillian Volf serves this cool pineapple treat as a salad or dessert. The frozen fluff calls for only four ingredients and costs a mere 23 cents for each refreshing serving.

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
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