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Mexican Roasted Potato Salad

My husband is the No. 1 fan of this south-of-the-border potato salad. The leftovers make an awesome late-night snack, straight from the fridge. —Elisabeth Larsen, Pleasant Grove, Utah
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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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Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad

My husband and I love this salad, but not the high prices we pay for it in restaurants. Here, we created our own version which tastes incredibly close—if not better—than any restaurant version we've tried.

Southwestern Pork Salad

Southwestern Pork Salad

Southwestern Pork Salad

As pork producers, we're proud to cook and serve the delicious product we raise. This tempting salad is refreshing and colorful. It's a succulent showcase for pork. I know your family will enjoy it as much as we do. -Sue Cunningham, Prospect, Ohio

Apple, Blue Cheese & Bibb Salad

Apple, Blue Cheese & Bibb Salad

Apple, Blue Cheese & Bibb Salad

Red or Golden Delicious apples add a burst of fall flavor to this simple salad. Blue cheese and toasted walnuts make it even more special. —Rebekah Beyer, Sabetha, Kansas
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BLT Bread Salad

BLT Bread Salad

BLT Bread Salad

Zesty and fun BLT Bread Salad always draws raves, says Tonya Vowels of Vine Grove, Kentucky. “It tastes just like a BLT, has a light vinaigrette dressing and goes well with so many main dishes,” she adds.

Gingered Spaghetti Salad

Gingered Spaghetti Salad

Gingered Spaghetti Salad

With a wonderful blend of bright flavors and colors, this cold pasta salad is ideal for warm summer days. Cindy Heinbaugh - Aurora, Colorado

Water Chestnut Pea Salad

Water Chestnut Pea Salad

Water Chestnut Pea Salad

A local restaurant serves a pea salad that everyone raves over, so I came up with a similar version my family likes even better. My husband requests the well-dressed crunchy combination often during the summer. At 70¢ a serving, it doesn't cost a lot to make this chilled vegetable side dish. —Maree Waggener Cheney, Washington

Turkey Wild Rice Salad

Turkey Wild Rice Salad

Turkey Wild Rice Salad

Serve up a medley of textures and tastes with this colorful luncheon idea from our Test Kitchen. Crunchy celery, pepper and pecans combine with juicy grapes and dried cherries, wild rice and leftover turkey in this easy standout salad. You can substitute instant brown rice for the wild rice.

Jicama Romaine Salad

Jicama Romaine Salad

Jicama Romaine Salad

Stephanie Homme and her family in Baton Rouge, Louisiana are real fans of jicama. “It’s a Mexican root vegetable that’s like a cross between a turnip and sweet potato,” she explains. “It’s juicy, sweet and adds crunch and heat to this wonderful salad with feisty Mexican flair.”

Southwestern Bean and Rice Salad

Southwestern Bean and Rice Salad

Southwestern Bean and Rice Salad

"We enjoy fajitas and tacos, but finding a good side dish to go with them wasn't easy...until this recipe came along," writes Stephenie Liston of Ankeny, Iowa.

Strawberry Salad with Cinnamon Vinaigrette

Strawberry Salad with Cinnamon Vinaigrette

Strawberry Salad with Cinnamon Vinaigrette

"This is my husband's favorite salad…hands down!" says Nancy Tafoya of Fort Collins, Colorado. "I've taken it to fancy dinner parties as well as camping trips, and everyone always lines up for seconds. The unique vinaigrette has a little kick to it that people truly enjoy."

Rave-Review Potato Salad

Rave-Review Potato Salad

Rave-Review Potato Salad

My husband really flipped over this deliciously different potato salad the first time he tasted it. An oil and vinegar marinade gives the potatoes a wonderful flavor boost. This recipe is one of my most-requested. -Dorothy Bateman, Carver, Massachusetts

Easy Blue Cheese Bacon Dressing

Easy Blue Cheese Bacon Dressing

Easy Blue Cheese Bacon Dressing

“This dressing is absolutely fantastic—I’ve made it again and again,” says field editor Marion Karlin of Waterloo, Iowa. “It has just about everything we like in it.”

Citrus Tossed Salad

Citrus Tossed Salad

Citrus Tossed Salad

"The light and tangy dressing for this citrus salad is full of fruity flavor," writes Marge Werner of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.

Savory Bean & Tomato Salad

Savory Bean & Tomato Salad

Savory Bean & Tomato Salad

Garlic and blue cheese in the dressing really perk up green beans and tomatoes. Carol Gano sends this recipe from her home in Ballwin, Missouri.
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