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Green Bean Salad with Creamy Dressing

Green Bean Salad with Creamy Dressing

Green Bean Salad with Creamy Dressing

“My grandmother passed on this refreshing side dish recipe,” Jodi Galanis relates from Murray, Utah. “It’s always devoured at my house.”

Quick Macaroni Salad

Quick Macaroni Salad

Quick Macaroni Salad

Since I am not particularly fond of potato salad, I have always loved this macaroni salad.—Carma Blosser, Livermore, Colorado

Simple Lettuce Salad

Simple Lettuce Salad

Simple Lettuce Salad

MY Mother often fixed this salad when I was a child. I grew up on a farm and most of our food came right from the garden. We especially liked this in the spring, when early leaf lettuce appeared. After a long winter of cooked vegetables, this was a real treat.
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Dilled Tuna Salad

Dilled Tuna Salad

Dilled Tuna Salad

This is my favorite lunch recipe. I love the taste of it with kosher dill pickle slices on the side. —Rebecca Schweizer, Chesapeake, Virginia.

Avocado Orange Salad

Avocado Orange Salad

Avocado Orange Salad

My mom passed this recipe on to me. It's a longtime family favorite. The tangy oranges, crisp lettuce and mellow flavor of the avocado are terrific together.—Catherine Shelton, Las Vegas, Nevada

Mandarin Pecan Salad

Mandarin Pecan Salad

Mandarin Pecan Salad

Toss together this refreshing salad from Jeaune Hadl Van Meter of Lexington, Kentucky. The crisp greens are mixed with nuts and citrus, then drizzled with a sweet-tart poppy seed dressing.

Mixed Greens with Garlic-Basil Vinaigrette

Mixed Greens with Garlic-Basil Vinaigrette

Mixed Greens with Garlic-Basil Vinaigrette

"Almonds add flavor, texture and crunch—plus a bit of extra nutrition—to this tart , cranberry-studded t salad. For a special meal, I like to serve it with Cornish game hens, wild rice and broiled asparagus. " —Dawn Bryant Thedford, Nebraska

Waldorf Salad with Broccoli

Waldorf Salad with Broccoli

Waldorf Salad with Broccoli

Irene Rundell of Haskell, Oklahoma can'tremember where this fresh and pretty salad came from, but she and her husband love its crunchiness and blend of healthy ingredients.

Apple Juice Vinaigrette

Apple Juice Vinaigrette

Apple Juice Vinaigrette

Why buy a whole bottle of dressing when you can make just enough for two in minutes? The recipe for this light, tart vinaigrette comes from field editor Shirley Glaab of Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

Apple Spinach Salad

Apple Spinach Salad

Apple Spinach Salad

Apple, onion and bacon flavor this crunchy salad from Roberta Ashcraft of Twin Falls, Idaho. "After eating a similar salad at a restaurant, I concocted my own version," Roberta relates. "The dressing gets its zip from chili powder and hot pepper sauce."

Asian Onion Cucumber Salad

Asian Onion Cucumber Salad

Asian Onion Cucumber Salad

"We eat lots of cucumbers at our house," details Phy Breese of Lumberton, North Carolina. "My family loves anything Asian. I experimented with this recipe until we were happy with it."
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