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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.

Potato Salad with Green Beans and Tomatoes

Potato Salad with Green Beans and Tomatoes

Potato Salad with Green Beans and Tomatoes

This potato salad puts a fresh-tasting spin on traditional potato salad. This zesty side dish disappears quickly.—Caroline Weese, Greybull, Wyoming

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
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Snap Salad

Snap Salad

Snap Salad

Snap Salad comes from Rick Leeser of Medford, Oregon. "This colorful, refreshing salad is a snap to make and is enjoyable with any meal," he says. Crisp cucumbers really star in this zippy marinated medley.

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

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.

Three-Fruit and Marshmallow Salad

Three-Fruit and Marshmallow Salad

Three-Fruit and Marshmallow Salad

“My grandma used to make her pretty Three-Fruit Salad for summer picnics, and I really liked it,” field editor Sue Gronholz writes from Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. “It’s a rather unusual combination, but it’s delicious!”

German Cukes and Tomatoes

German Cukes and Tomatoes

German Cukes and Tomatoes

This side really sparks up a meal and goes fairly well with everything from grilled steak to tuna salad. I like to serve it in individual, lettuce-lined glass bowls with a sour cream star piped on top and a sprinkling of dill.—Karen Ann Bland, Gove, Kansas
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