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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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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.

Crunchy Chicken Salad

Crunchy Chicken Salad

Crunchy Chicken Salad

This recipe features tender chicken and crunchy vegetables. With peanut oil, soy sauce and toasted sesame seeds, the dressing has a slight Asian flair. To save time when entertaining, you can cook the chicken and prepare the dressing the day before.—Diane Hixon, Niceville, Florida

Curry-Berry Turkey Salad

Curry-Berry Turkey Salad

Curry-Berry Turkey Salad

This recipe was handed down from my mother. It's nice enough to serve luncheon guests, who always comment on the interesting combination of ingredients.—Neva Arthur, New Berlin, Wisconsin
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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

Marinated Garden Salad

Marinated Garden Salad

Marinated Garden Salad

This recipe is colorful, tangy and crunchy. With six simple ingredients, it's a salad I can toss together in minutes then marinate for 1 hour to beautifully blend the flavor.—Judith Anglen, Riverton, Wyoming

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

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.

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.

Mixed Vegetable Salad

Mixed Vegetable Salad

Mixed Vegetable Salad

Anita Gibson of Clinton, Illinois shares colorful, crunchy and slightly sweet Mixed Vegetable Salad.

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.

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!”
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