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Colorful Quinoa Salad

My youngest daughter recently learned she has to avoid gluten, dairy and eggs, which gave me a new challenge in the kitchen. I put this dish together as a side we could all share. We love it for leftovers, too. —Catherine Turnbull, Burlington, Ontario
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Mediterranean Cobb Salad

Mediterranean Cobb Salad

Mediterranean Cobb Salad

I'm a huge fan of taking classic dishes and adding some flair to them. I also like to change up heavier dishes, like the classic Cobb salad. I've traded out typical chicken for crunchy falafel that's just as satisfying. — Jenn Tidwell, Fair Oaks, California

Whole Wheat Orzo Salad

Whole Wheat Orzo Salad

Whole Wheat Orzo Salad

In less than 30 minutes, I can put together this hearty salad of pasta, white beans and veggies – and it’s good for a crowd. — Mya Zeronis, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Crispy Shrimp Caesar Salad

Crispy Shrimp Caesar Salad

Crispy Shrimp Caesar Salad

My friend Jane and I have a favorite lunch spot that serves a fantastic salad on Wednesdays. I made my own version at home so I can share it with my family and eat it whenever I want. Save a lot of prep time and buy peeled, deveined shrimp and pre-washed lettuce. —Marla Clark, Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Thai Pork Salad

Thai Pork Salad

Thai Pork Salad

Lime, cilantro and a little bit of heat create a unique Asian salad that’s out of this world. ”I love to try new recipes, like this one, for my husband and me,” writes Sharon Delaney-Chronis from South Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Vegetable Garden Pasta Salad

Vegetable Garden Pasta Salad

Vegetable Garden Pasta Salad

Fresh produce is showcased in this salad. My husband, Richard, is not too crazy about plain vegetables, so I came up with this colorful salad. He loves it, and so does our son.—Rhonda Knight, Hecker, Illinois

Vegetable Cheese Salad

Vegetable Cheese Salad

Vegetable Cheese Salad

Here's a satisfying salad that's garden-fresh. It stars three delicious cheeses and refreshing vegetables like crisp cucumber, bell peppers and juicy tomatoes. This unique summer salad makes a nice light lunch or super side dish. -Shary Geidner, Clear Lake, Iowa

Arugula Salad with Shaved Parmesan

Arugula Salad with Shaved Parmesan

Arugula Salad with Shaved Parmesan

A mother deserves a beautiful salad that combines her favorite flavors, like fresh peppery arugula, golden raisins, crunchy almonds and shredded Parmesan. I put this simple salad together for my mom, and the whole family ended up loving it! —Nicole Rash, Boise, Idaho

Mixed Greens Salad

Mixed Greens Salad

Mixed Greens Salad

"THIS WAS our family's favorite salad. A perfect complement to our Easter meal, it's light, crisp and refreshing, with authentic Italian dressing. The variety of greens makes it eye-appealing as well."

Creamy Herbed Potato Salad

Creamy Herbed Potato Salad

Creamy Herbed Potato Salad

I found this recipe in a magazine in an orthodontist’s office over 25 years ago. I wrote it on an old piece of paper, which I found in my purse, and still have it that way in my card file. It’s the best potato salad recipe I have every tried.

Crunchy Lettuce Salad

Crunchy Lettuce Salad

Crunchy Lettuce Salad

There are several variations to this Asian-style salad. But this is the one most folks prefer. Toasted almonds, chow mein noodles and sesame seeds contribute to this salad's "crunch".—Sue McLaughlin, Onawa, Iowa

Sweet Poppy Seed Dressing

Sweet Poppy Seed Dressing

Sweet Poppy Seed Dressing

All of my favorite salads are topped off with this homemade dressing. I use this sweet poppy seed concoction to drizzle over fruit salads with strawberries, grapes, oranges and bananas...or over spinach and toasted pecans.

Quick Corn Salad for 2

Quick Corn Salad for 2

Quick Corn Salad for 2

I CREATED this recipe because my family is so fond of corn. I tried to add a little zip to it with the marinade and I think I succeeded. I double or triple the recipe for potlucks or when we have dinner guests. In either case, someone's always sure to ask for the recipe. —Mildred Sherrer Bay City, Texas

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.”

Garden Fresh Summer Vegetable Salad

Garden Fresh Summer Vegetable Salad

Garden Fresh Summer Vegetable Salad

"We're always looking for ways to use our garden produce in the summer, and this salad is great because you can use whatever vegetables you have on hand. You'll love the dill dressing,."—Mari Roseberry, Dunning, Nebraska

Golden Glow Salad

Golden Glow Salad

Golden Glow Salad

"MY SISTER and I loved this salad because we thought it tasted like a dessert. We ate a lot of Jell-O when we were growing up, but this was our favorite gelatin dish. I always make this salad for picnics. I provides a fruit and a vegetable, and bright color as well."

Sunflower Strawberry Salad

Sunflower Strawberry Salad

Sunflower Strawberry Salad

We have an annual Strawberry Festival in our town, so recipes with strawberries are popular here. I've served this salad at luncheons and have always received a lot of compliments.

BLT Caesar Salad

BLT Caesar Salad

BLT Caesar Salad

WITH the addition of cold, cooked chicken, this salad makes a great meal all by itself. As is, it’s a nice idea for a twist on Caesar salad, always delicious and fewer calories than your standard BLT.
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