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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.

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

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.

Southwestern Bean and Rice Salad

Southwestern Bean and Rice Salad

Southwestern Bean and Rice Salad

"We enjoy fajitas and tacos, but finding a good side dish to go with them wasn't easy...until this recipe came along," writes Stephenie Liston of Ankeny, Iowa.
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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.

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.

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.

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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