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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.

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

Sweet Pepper Salad

Sweet Pepper Salad

Sweet Pepper Salad

This wonderful salad is crisp and colorful with a tangy dressing.—Lu Ann Kessi, Eddyville, Oregon
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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.

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.

Creamy Bacon Salad Dressing

Creamy Bacon Salad Dressing

Creamy Bacon Salad Dressing

Bits of crumbled bacon add texture to this salad. With a maynonnaise and vinegar base, this thick, slightly tangy blend coats tossed greens or spinach nicely.—DeEtta Rasmussen, Fort Madison, Iowa

Spiced Fruit Cup

Spiced Fruit Cup

Spiced Fruit Cup

Cream soda is the secret ingredient in this dish. You can vary the fruits to your taste; for example, I often add mango for special occasions.

Raspberry Citrus Compote

Raspberry Citrus Compote

Raspberry Citrus Compote

Cindy Reams of Philipsburg, Pennsylvania shares this budget-minded breakfast medley. Grapefruit is a surprising addition to the refreshing salad, which is priced at only 36¢ each.

Garden Lettuce Salad

Garden Lettuce Salad

Garden Lettuce Salad

Potato, tomato and onion complement the fresh green beans in this colorful salad. A subtle oil-and-vinegar dressing lends fresh herb flavor to the mix.—Bernice Morris, Marshfield, Missouri

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.

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.
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