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Carrot Raisin Salad for Two

Carrot Raisin Salad for Two

Carrot Raisin Salad for Two

IF YOU like carrots, here's a great recipe. It's easy to prepare and healthy. My mother made it every holiday, using either regular or golden raisins. This was one of the first recipes I tried on my husband when we were newlyweds. He was skeptical because he didn't like raisins, but now this is one of his favorite salads. -Marlene Reilly, Nescopeck, Pennsylvania

Chicken Strawberry Spinach Salad

Chicken Strawberry Spinach Salad

Chicken Strawberry Spinach Salad

From Caldwell, Idaho, Ginger Ellsworth sends this pretty spinach salad topped with grilled chicken, strawberries and almonds in a sweet poppy-seed dressing. Made in moments, it’s a refreshing lunch or light supper for two.

Cool Corn Salad

Cool Corn Salad

Cool Corn Salad

A tangy dressing drapes the veggies in this vibrant salad from Sheli Jo McMahon of Menomonie, Wisconsin. “Although the recipe has quite a few ingredients, it’s simple to make,” she says. “It’s great for summer cookouts.”
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Corn Salad

Corn Salad

Corn Salad

This creamy and colorful salad is an ideal accompaniment to sandwiches, chicken or steak. The jalapeno and crushed chips add a touch of Southwestern appeal. Thanks to Jennifer Soapes of Harrison, Arizona for sharing the recipe!

Creamy Pasta Salad

Creamy Pasta Salad

Creamy Pasta Salad

"I love creating new and tasty foods, including this popular side-dish salad," Lori Menard writes from Omaha, Nebraska. "I make it often for my husband and me, especially during the summer months. If you add some cooked chicken breast, you can make this a meal for two."

Creamy Potato Salad for Two

Creamy Potato Salad for Two

Creamy Potato Salad for Two

"This potato salad is quick and versatile," confirms Caron Osberg of Urbandale, Iowa. Her downsized version of the classic has a creamy dressing and gets a pleasant crunch from chopped carrots and celery.

Cucumber Dill Salad

Cucumber Dill Salad

Cucumber Dill Salad

This crisp and tangy salad from our Test Kitchen hits the spot on warm afternoons and evenings. Sprinkling the cucumbers with salt and letting them sit draws out excess water so they stay nice and crisp.

Cucumbers in Sour Cream

Cucumbers in Sour Cream

Cucumbers in Sour Cream

Thank Carmen Edwards in Midland, Texas for this quick, classic summer salad of cool, crunchy cucumber slices in a creamy dressing. “It goes with any entree,” she notes.

Fruity Chicken Salad with Avocado and Cantaloupe

Fruity Chicken Salad with Avocado and Cantaloupe

Fruity Chicken Salad with Avocado and Cantaloupe

“I find that both men and women enjoy this version of chicken salad, whether you serve it at lunchtime or for your evening meal,” writes Marina Jines from Enid, Oklahoma.

Garden Vegetable Salad

Garden Vegetable Salad

Garden Vegetable Salad

MY GRANDMA often made this light garden salad. I especially like to serve it in spring and summer, when we can use fresh vegetables from our backyard garden. The tangy Italian dressing is true to tradition. Crisp and refreshing, this salad complements any meal. -Rosalie Wright, San Jose, California

Ham Salad Pineapple Boats

Ham Salad Pineapple Boats

Ham Salad Pineapple Boats

These bountiful "boats" hold a chunky mixture of ham, pineapple, celery and green pepper dressed with a blend of mayonnaise and mustard. "We love this light meal, especially during the summer," says Carol Shafer of Manhattan Beach, California.
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