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This pretty crowd-pleaser always stands out on the buffet table. With plenty of shrimp, artichoke hearts, olives, peppers and a host of herbs, it's a tasty change-of-pace from pasta salads. I serve it with a from-scratch vinaigrette.—Ginger Johnson, Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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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

Blue Cheese & Grape Coleslaw

Blue Cheese & Grape Coleslaw

Blue Cheese & Grape Coleslaw

Dishes like coleslaw beg for a fresh approach. I update mine with almonds, grapes, blue cheese and bacon for a grand bowl of color and crunch. —Jeannine Bunge, Hartley, Iowa

Snap Pea Salad

Snap Pea Salad

Snap Pea Salad

When snap peas are in season, we can’t resist making this crunchy salad. I usually serve it cold, but it's also good warm, with the peas straight from the pot. —Jean Ecos, Hartland, Wisconsin

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Pretty Picnic Salad

Pretty Picnic Salad

Pretty Picnic Salad

A homemade vinaigrette seasoned with thyme and garlic oats this colorful salad that you'll make again and again. I like to garnish it with paprika. It's ideal for warm-weather picnics and patio parties.

Sunflower Broccoli Salad

Sunflower Broccoli Salad

Sunflower Broccoli Salad

“This crisp salad is so refreshing we always lick the bowl clean,” says Marilyn Newcomer of Sun City, California.

Versatile Salad Dressing

Versatile Salad Dressing

Versatile Salad Dressing

"This is absolutely my most-used dressing," relates Erlene Cornelius of Spring City, Tennessee. "It's so creamy, mild and versatile—it gives old-fashioned goodness to potato salad, coleslaw and even deviled eggs."
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BLT Bow Tie Pasta Salad

BLT Bow Tie Pasta Salad

BLT Bow Tie Pasta Salad

I first had this summery salad at a family reunion, and it's become one of my husband's favorite dinners. Sometimes, we leave out the chicken and serve it as a side dish instead. —Jennifer Madsen, Rexburg, ID

Cranberry-Almond Spinach Salad for Two

Cranberry-Almond Spinach Salad for Two

Cranberry-Almond Spinach Salad for Two

This spinach salad from Angela Bottger of Foster City, California combines healthy ingredients like cranberries and almonds to create a side you can feel good about.

Tangy Cucumber Gelatin

Tangy Cucumber Gelatin

Tangy Cucumber Gelatin

A friend shared this recipe with me years ago. She had a vegetable garden and always had a good yield of cucumbers. This pleasant, comforting salad is the right amount for one or two. The cucumber and green onions give a nice texture contrast and refreshing crunch. -Bernadeane McWilliam, Decatur, Illinois

Raspberry-Chili Tuna on Greens

Raspberry-Chili Tuna on Greens

Raspberry-Chili Tuna on Greens

Kathy Hawkins of Gurnee, Illinois turns grilled tuna into something sensational with her zippy marinade featuring raspberry preserves and Thai chili sauce, a spicy staple in Thai cuisine. Serve on Romaine lettuce, garnish with fresh veggies and this entree is special enough for guests. TASTY TIP: Add baked potatoes or a crusty loaf of bread and fresh fruit cups for dessert…and dinner is served!

Seafood Macaroni Salad

Seafood Macaroni Salad

Seafood Macaroni Salad

This refreshing salad is always well received, especially in summer. My mother said the recipe just "evolved", because she kept adding ingredients until it tasted right. It really does have great flavor!

Peach Gelatin Salad

Peach Gelatin Salad

Peach Gelatin Salad

My mother always asked our family what we wanted to eat for holiday dinners. Without exception, our requests included this refreshing gelatin. Toasted walnuts give it a little crunch.—Dennis King, Navarre, Florida

Marinated Asparagus Salad

Marinated Asparagus Salad

Marinated Asparagus Salad

A no-fuss side dish is great when entertaining. The asparagus is cooked and chilled in advance, then stands at room temperature in the marinade while I visit and prepare the rest of the meal. —Janice Connelley, Spring Creek, Nevada



Swiss Cashew Tossed Salad

Swiss Cashew Tossed Salad

Swiss Cashew Tossed Salad

Along with crunchy cashews and strips of Swiss cheese, a sweet-and-tangy poppy seed dressing makes this tossed salad something special. There are seldom any leftovers when I serve it! -DiAnne Mallehan, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Mandarin Vegetable Medley

Mandarin Vegetable Medley

Mandarin Vegetable Medley

This crisp refreshing salad sent in by Sandy D'Agostino of Murphy's, California is loaded with good-for-you ingredients and coated with a light honey-lemon dressing. "I serve it with grilled turkey or chicken," Sandy says.

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

Blue Cheese & Berry Tossed Salad

Blue Cheese & Berry Tossed Salad

Blue Cheese & Berry Tossed Salad

The sweet tang of blueberries complements the sharpness of blue cheese in this breezy side. Topped with pecans, it could pass for a fancy restaurant’s signature salad.—Rachael Zavala, Pleasant Hill, California
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