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Main Dish Salad Recipes

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For sunny, lazy days, I make a loaded macaroni salad that’s like three salads in one. The mix of fresh veggies, sweet peaches and crunchy pistachios is a surprisingly delicious combo. —Nancy Heishman, Las Vegas, Nevada
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Smoked Turkey Salad with Raspberries

Smoked Turkey Salad with Raspberries

Smoked Turkey Salad with Raspberries

For a zingy spinach salad, I make a dressing with jalapeno jelly. No turkey on hand? Add grilled chicken. Try strawberries instead of raspberries, too. —Debra Keil, Owasso, Oklahoma

Beef and Pasta Salad

Beef and Pasta Salad

Beef and Pasta Salad

My husband and I like zesty pasta salads and have tried many different types. This delightful dish can be eaten warm or cold, so it's a perfect meal anytime of year.

Sun-Dried Tomato & Chicken Spinach Salad

Sun-Dried Tomato & Chicken Spinach Salad

Sun-Dried Tomato & Chicken Spinach Salad

Plain old chicken isn't my favorite, but dress it up and I'm all about it. Sun-dried tomatoes, red peppers and spinach do the trick. —Cindy Worth, Lapwai, ID
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Asian Tossed Salad

Asian Tossed Salad

Asian Tossed Salad

Cubed chicken marinates overnight in a sweet and salty sauce, giving every bite great flavor. Fried wonton strips add fun crunch to this main-dish salad.

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.

Gyro Salad with Tzatziki Dressing

Gyro Salad with Tzatziki Dressing

Gyro Salad with Tzatziki Dressing

If you're fond of gyros, you'll enjoy this garden-fresh salad showcasing ground lamb, crumbled feta cheese, Kalamata olives, tomatoes and a creamy, tangy dressing.

Salami Asparagus Salad

Salami Asparagus Salad

Salami Asparagus Salad

“I enjoy taking this dish to potlucks, as everyone 'oohs' and 'ahhs' about how colorful and delicious it is!" says Patricia Smith in Golden, Colorado. "We like it at home with French bread and brie for a light supper.”

Tuna Tabbouleh Salad

Tuna Tabbouleh Salad

Tuna Tabbouleh Salad

Have the deli at home with Natalie Bremson's spin on classic tuna salad. The Plantation, Florida cook uses the bright flavors of mint and lemon to enhance the tuna, leaving you feeling refreshed and satisfied.

Artichoke Grilled Steak Salad

Artichoke Grilled Steak Salad

Artichoke Grilled Steak Salad

Loaded with veggies and laced with a tasty herb dressing, this satisfying, grilled-steak salad from our Test Kitchen boasts an easygoing elegance. Pair it with a crusty loaf of bread and red wine or iced tea for patio dinner or picnic.

Turkey Tossed Salad

Turkey Tossed Salad

Turkey Tossed Salad

I played around with my best friend's recipe for chicken salad until I had one that was perfect for Thanksgiving leftovers. This salad is light and refreshing...the perfect antidote for heavy holiday eating. Plus, it's easy to prepare. —Kristy Dills, Flintsonte, Georgia

Thai Beef Salad

Thai Beef Salad

Thai Beef Salad

Napa cabbage, also known as Chinese cabbage, has white ribs and green leaves. It's commonly used in Asian cooking and can be found year-round in the produce section of your local grocery store.
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