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Shrimp Macaroni Salad

Shrimp Macaroni Salad

Shrimp Macaroni Salad

Whenever I attend a potluck or family gathering, I'm asked to make this salad, which has been a family secret for over 50 years. My husband likes it as a main dish, served with garlic bread. —Barbara Robbins Cave Junction, Oregon

Nutty Broccoli Slaw

Nutty Broccoli Slaw

Nutty Broccoli Slaw

My daughter gave me the recipe for this delightful salad. The sweet dressing nicely coats a crisp blend of broccoli slaw mix, carrots, onions, almonds and sunflower kernels. Crushed ramen noodles provide even more crunch. It's a smash hit wherever I take it. -Dora Mae Clapsaddle, Kensington, Ohio

Overnight Layered Lettuce Salad

Overnight Layered Lettuce Salad

Overnight Layered Lettuce Salad

This layered salad is a family favorite from a church cookbook I've had for 40 years. The bacon adds a fabulous crunch. —Mary Brehm, Cape Coral, Florida
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Pistachio Mallow Salad

Pistachio Mallow Salad

Pistachio Mallow Salad

This fluffy salad is a real treat since it's creamy but not overly sweet. It's easy to mix up, and the flavor gets better the longer it stands. It's perfect for St. Patrick's Day, served in a green bowl. -Pattie Ann Forssberg, Logan, Kansas

Roasted Butternut Squash & Rice Salad

Roasted Butternut Squash & Rice Salad

Roasted Butternut Squash & Rice Salad

We have end-of-season picnics for my son's flag football team. This makes enough to serve plenty of hungry boys and their families. — Dolores Deifel, Mundelein, Illinois

Special Sesame Chicken Salad

Special Sesame Chicken Salad

Special Sesame Chicken Salad

With its delicious mix of crunchy peanuts, tangy dried cranberries and mandarin oranges, this colorful pasta salad is a definite crowd-pleaser. Water chestnuts and a teriyaki dressing give this main dish its Asian flare.—Carolee Ewell, Santaquin, Utah

Colorful Spiral Pasta Salad

Colorful Spiral Pasta Salad

Colorful Spiral Pasta Salad

Tackle gatherings to go with a bright pasta salad. This tricolor toss-up with broccoli, tomatoes, olives and a hardworking dressing is the easiest one you could take. —Amanda Cable, Boxford, Massachusetts

Potato Salad with Cucumbers

Potato Salad with Cucumbers

Potato Salad with Cucumbers

Because it seems to appeal to so many, this creamy salad is one of my favorite crowd-size recipes. I've taken it to potlucks and picnics...and it's always a hit.

12-Hour Salad

12-Hour Salad

12-Hour Salad

Mom never had any trouble getting the kids to eat vegetables with this colorful, crunchy salad. Make it the night before for extra convenience. —Dorothy Bowen, Thomasville, North Carolina

Four-Fruit Compote

Four-Fruit Compote

Four-Fruit Compote

A beautiful side dish, this compote spotlights wonderful winter fruit like bananas, apples, oranges and pineapple. Of course, it can be made anytime of year. I'm sure you'll get as many smiles as I do when I bring out this refreshing salad at a potluck. —Donna Long, Searcy, Arkansas

Hearty Eight-Layer Salad

Hearty Eight-Layer Salad

Hearty Eight-Layer Salad

I'm a 77-year-old great-grandmother and have been making this satisfying salad for years. It's my most requested recipe for family gatherings. It's simple to make ahead of time and looks lovely with all of its tasty layers. Dijon mustard gives a nice kick to the dressing. -Noreen Meyer, Madison, Wisconsin
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