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Shrimp Salad with Cilantro Dressing

This pretty salad has such authentic flavor, you'll think you're sitting at a beachside cantina in Acapulco. —Heidi Hall, North St. Paul, Minnesota
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Tortellini & Chicken Caesar Salad

Tortellini & Chicken Caesar Salad

Tortellini & Chicken Caesar Salad

My family loved this pasta salad right from the start, so these days I serve it a lot. When grilling season hits, grilled chicken is a special treat here. —Lee Reese, Rolla, Missouri

Zesty Coleslaw

Zesty Coleslaw

Zesty Coleslaw

This simple slaw tastes best when it's refrigerated for at least one hour. The mixture seems to get creamier as it sits. —Michelle Gauer, Spicer, Minnesota

Bacon-Tomato Salad

Bacon-Tomato Salad

Bacon-Tomato Salad

We love this wonderful salad that tastes like a piled-high BLT without the time or effort. Plus, you can make it hours ahead and keep it in the fridge till serving time. —Denise Thurman, Columbia, Missouri

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Pork 'n' Bean Salad

Pork 'n' Bean Salad

Pork 'n' Bean Salad

THIS RECIPE from my aunt was an immediate hit. I had pork and beans and mayonnaise in the pantry and all the vegetables in my garden. It's wonderful for a picnic or barbecue because it travels well in a cooler and is so colorful. -LaVerne Stetler, Escalon, California

Brown Rice Slaw

Brown Rice Slaw

Brown Rice Slaw

It's simple to put a refreshing salad on the menu when you follow this rapid recipe from Mary McGeorge of Little Rock, Arkansas. Brown rice, coleslaw mix, apples and nuts make an appealing combination when coated with a sweet orange dressing.

Yellow Rice & Black Bean Salad

Yellow Rice & Black Bean Salad

Yellow Rice & Black Bean Salad

Chipotle peppers turn up the heat on a colorful rice dish brimming with black beans. It can be served hot or cold.—Rose Rodwell, Bergen, New York
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Sweet and Tangy Cucumber Salad

Sweet and Tangy Cucumber Salad

Sweet and Tangy Cucumber Salad

This sweet and tangy side dish sent in by Mary Farley comes together in a snap. "I often take this to church potlucks," she writes from Wasilla, Alaska. "It is so pretty and colorful with the red pepper and unpeeled cucumbers."

Simple Italian Salad

Simple Italian Salad

Simple Italian Salad

Homemade croutons star in this easy Italian salad, filled with grape tomatoes, olives and pepperoncinis. "I like to serve it with fresh Italian or focaccia bread," Nancy Granaman suggests from Burlington, Iowa.

Swiss Cheese Salad

Swiss Cheese Salad

Swiss Cheese Salad

I entered this recipe that I created myself in a local cooking contest in 1980 - it took first prize! The salad complements any main dish and is also good for picnics or potlucks...just take the lettuce along in a plastic bag or container and toss with the cheese and vegetable mixture when you arrive.

Red Leaf and Mandarin Salad

Red Leaf and Mandarin Salad

Red Leaf and Mandarin Salad

A delicious mix of sweet, salty and tangy makes this effortless salad outstanding. It looks beautiful with the colorful lettuce, peppers, mandarin oranges and almonds glistening with dressing. —Heather Villasenor, Amarillo, TX

Mandarin-Cashew Tossed Salad

Mandarin-Cashew Tossed Salad

Mandarin-Cashew Tossed Salad

Mandarin oranges and chopped red onion add a touch of color to mixed greens and sweet roasted cashews in this refreshing salad. You're sure to be handing out the recipe once friends and family get a taste of the tangy honey dressing. —Sheri Shaffer Northfield, Ohio

Crunchy Pork and Rice Salad

Crunchy Pork and Rice Salad

Crunchy Pork and Rice Salad

"Cool and refreshing"—that describes this leftovers salad pretty well! It's full of cold ingredients. Prepare it as a side dish or serve it along with homemade bread as a main course. I frequently make my salad for family luncheons. That's only appropriate—the recipe was passed down to me by my mom, who got it from her mom! I'm a full-time wife and mom (plus home-school teacher!) with five sons, who range in age from 9 to 1.

Warm Pecan Cabbage Slaw

Warm Pecan Cabbage Slaw

Warm Pecan Cabbage Slaw

Marie Hattrup, a field editor from Sparks, Nevada, gives a new twist to this slaw, which she serves warm. The mild mustard flavor and pleasing blend of crisp-tender vegetables and toasted pecans is a nice complement to fish or ham.

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.

Popover with Hot Turkey Salad

Popover with Hot Turkey Salad

Popover with Hot Turkey Salad

I first tasted this tempting hot turkey salad at a club dinner. Now I serve it at home, and there are never any leftovers. The popover "bowl" is a unique way of serving that always draws comments. -Mary Anne Mayberry, Fairmont, Minnesota

Quick French Salad Dressing

Quick French Salad Dressing

Quick French Salad Dressing

This simple dressing has served me for many years. Using this basic recipe, I can easily make simple variations, usually with ingredients I have on hand. As a result, I have always made my own salad dressings. -Carolyn Ozment, Gaylesville, Alabama

Something Special Salad

Something Special Salad

Something Special Salad

"This is a good choice when a run-of-the-mill salad isn't special enough," writes Linda Wright of Okemos, Michigan. "I can a pound of bacon at a time and keep it in the freezer. With the added convenience of shredded cheese and packaged salad greens, there isn't much preparation time required.
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