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I love trying new recipes, and this one for pasta salad tops all other varieties I've tried. With beans, cheese, sausage and vegetables, it's a hearty complement to any meal. —Bernadette Nelson, Arcadia, California
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Colorful Pasta Salad

Colorful Pasta Salad

Colorful Pasta Salad

The colorful side dish shared by Mary Tallman of Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin features sweet pineapple, crunchy vegetables and refreshing cilantro in a tangy dressing with pasta. It requires just 15 minutes of prep time, so it’s perfect for a quick lunch or on-the-go dinner.

Cranberry Blue Cheese Salad

Cranberry Blue Cheese Salad

Cranberry Blue Cheese Salad

For a light, refreshing first course, Lori McLaughlin of Pittsford, New York turns to this fruity salad. Sweet apple, dried cranberries, blue cheese and a vinaigrette dressing give it a subtle punch of flavor.

Rice Vegetable Salad

Rice Vegetable Salad

Rice Vegetable Salad

Packed with vegetables, this dish has a touch of Indian flavor. “I first had it at a party and loved the bright look and taste.” It’s a cinch to double, too! —Sandy Heley, Grand Junction, Colorado
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Dijon Four-Bean Salad

Dijon Four-Bean Salad

Dijon Four-Bean Salad

Karen Riordan of Fern Creek, Kentucky dresses up traditional bean salad with a tangy Dijon mustard vinaigrette. "I'm a busy home-schooling mom, so I love how easy this colorful side dish is to prepare," Karen says. It's also perfect for picnics or potlucks.

Rhubarb Berry Delight Salad

Rhubarb Berry Delight Salad

Rhubarb Berry Delight Salad

This recipe will be an instant success. This layered gelatin dish does take some time to prepare but it is worth the work.—Joan Sieck, Rensselaer, New York

Sweet and Tangy Pasta Salad

Sweet and Tangy Pasta Salad

Sweet and Tangy Pasta Salad

June Herke WATERTOWN, SOUTH DAKOTA I’m a retired farmwife and one of 16 children. I learned lots about cooking from my mother. This recipe is my version of a much simpler one.

Hearty Pita Spinach Salad

Hearty Pita Spinach Salad

Hearty Pita Spinach Salad

Greek flavors combine in perfect harmony for a main dish you won’t be able to stop munching. Serve this with a tall glass of lemonade or iced tea and enjoy it alfresco some summer night. —Simple & Delicious Test Kitchen

Watermelon Ambrosia

Watermelon Ambrosia

Watermelon Ambrosia

Colorful watermelon, pineapple, fruit cocktail, maraschino cherries and more are combined in this eye-catching fruit salad that's sure to take center stage at your next summer buffet! —Sandy leversee, Apache Junction, Arizona

Watermelon Grape Salad

Watermelon Grape Salad

Watermelon Grape Salad

"This salad is easy to make and it also tastes great," says Sue Gronholz of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. "Serve it with a scoop of lemon sherbet for a refreshing dessert."

Hazelnut and Pear Salad

Hazelnut and Pear Salad

Hazelnut and Pear Salad

My husband, daughter and I raise hazelnuts in the Willamette Valley-so this salad is a family favorite. Since our home state of Oregon grows pears and cherries, too, I included them in the recipe I dreamed up. —Karen Kirsch, Saint Paul, Oregon



Frosted Gelatin Salad

Frosted Gelatin Salad

Frosted Gelatin Salad

A sweet, creamy topping frosts tis extra-fruity gelatin that is chock-full of canned apricots and crushed pineapple. "It's a colorful salad to serve at potluck dinners," reports Bertha Johnson of Indianapolis, Indiana. "Everyone loves the combination of flavors."

Cukes and Carrots

Cukes and Carrots

Cukes and Carrots

Carrots and green peppers bring extra color and crunch to this refreshing cucumber salad from Karla Hecht, Plymouth, Minnesota. The sweet dressing she creates is an ideal match for the crisp summer produce.

Nine-Layer Salad

Nine-Layer Salad

Nine-Layer Salad

Creamy and crunchy, this delightful dish is loaded with popular salad ingredients such as green pepper, green onions, frozen peas and bacon. It’s a colorful accompaniment to Mom’s spaghetti. —Anne Halfhill, Worthington, Ohio

Spring Chicken and Pea Salad

Spring Chicken and Pea Salad

Spring Chicken and Pea Salad

My endive, radicchio and chicken salad with a dash of mint jelly dressing makes a wonderful meal for a luncheon or light dinner. —Roxanne Chan, Albany, California

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Southern Corn Bread Salad

Southern Corn Bread Salad

Southern Corn Bread Salad

To feed a crowd, I make this eye-popping corn bread salad. It’s beautiful in a trifle bowl and instant sunshine by the spoonful. —Debbie Johnson, Centertown, Missouri

Udon Noodles with Pineapple Vinaigrette

Udon Noodles with Pineapple Vinaigrette

Udon Noodles with Pineapple Vinaigrette

Thai cuisine has such wonderfully intense flavors, but the dishes can be heavy and time-consuming. My answer is a refreshing salad with mango, gingerroot and a pop of jalapeno. —Melanie Stevenson, Reading, Pennsylvania

Strawberry Garden Salad

Strawberry Garden Salad

Strawberry Garden Salad

When I take this cheery mix of berries, pineapple, red onion and feta to book club, it’s a blockbuster. I add a sprinkle of vanilla sugar almonds on top. —Deborah Loop, Clinton Township, Michigan
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