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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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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.

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!”

Tuna Pasta Salad

Tuna Pasta Salad

Tuna Pasta Salad

Mustard and dill really add wonderful flair to the flavor of this simple salad. It's really very inexpensive to serve.—Pat Kordas, Nutley, New Jersey
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Cabbage Chicken Salad

Cabbage Chicken Salad

Cabbage Chicken Salad

"We were on a tight budget when I was little, so my mother often made this refreshing salad that fit our pocketbook as well as our taste buds," pens Heather Myrick from Southaven, Mississippi. Nicely priced at 48¢ a serving, it can be a light supper or a crunchy complement to sandwiches.

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.

Radish Potato Salad

Radish Potato Salad

Radish Potato Salad

This potato salad is well coated with a creamy dill dressing. This summery salad, made with radish slices and chopped eggs, is not only pretty but easy to prepare, too.—Lydia Garcia, Hanover, Pennsylvania

Broccoli Sunflower Salad

Broccoli Sunflower Salad

Broccoli Sunflower Salad

The unique crunch of sunflower kernels and a zesty tang from a vinegar and sesame oil dressing turn basic broccoli into sensational salad. "We're on a low-carb diet, and this is one of our favorite dishes," informs Rick and Sheila Ellison from Prattville, Alabama.

Crisp Tomato Zucchini Salad

Crisp Tomato Zucchini Salad

Crisp Tomato Zucchini Salad

"Tomato Zucchini Salad is a crisp, colorful salad tossed with a delicious Dijon-tarragon vinaigrette," notes Suzanne Kesel of Cohocton, New York. "Try it in summer, too, when you can use fresh items from your garden."

French Dressing

French Dressing

French Dressing

Instead of turning to store-bought salad dressings that lack freshness and flavor, try this easy dressing. This simple homemade topping adds tangy flavor to an ordinary lettuce salad.—Mrs Robert Lieske, Ripon, Wisconsin

Vegetable Salad

Vegetable Salad

Vegetable Salad

This budget-friendly salad is a super combination of crunchy fresh vegetables coated with a tangy marinade.—Pat Scott, Delray Beach, Florida

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
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