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Main Dish Salad Recipes

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A luncheon salad that's ready in a snap when using rotisserie chicken and a few quick chops of pecans, sweet onion and celery. —Julie Sterchi, Jackson, Missouri
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Summer Chicken Macaroni Salad

Summer Chicken Macaroni Salad

Summer Chicken Macaroni Salad

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

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

Contest-Winning Curried Chicken Salad

Contest-Winning Curried Chicken Salad

Contest-Winning Curried Chicken Salad

"This is a cool lunch for a hot day," writes Joslyn Stock from Hampton, Iowa. "The flavor offers a nice twist on a traditional chicken salad and I couldn't even tell that it was made with yogurt instead of mayonnaise!"
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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.

Orange-Avocado Chicken Salad

Orange-Avocado Chicken Salad

Orange-Avocado Chicken Salad

Orange sections and avocado slices surround this hearty salad, making for a pretty presentation. It's a refreshing summer main dish for both lunch and dinner. —Shelia Garcia, Mantachie, Mississippi

Chicken & Fruit Spinach Salads

Chicken & Fruit Spinach Salads

Chicken & Fruit Spinach Salads

Here’s a smart choice for busy nights! It takes 10 minutes to prepare and stops hungry tummies from growling in moments. Serve with whole grain rolls to round out the meal. —Jesse Klausmeier, Burbank, California

Chicken Curry Fruit Salad

Chicken Curry Fruit Salad

Chicken Curry Fruit Salad

Perfect for a special spring luncheon, this refreshing combo blends chicken, apple, celery and grapes with a splash of lime and the crunch of nuts and noodles. Yum! —P.J. Anderson, Salt Lake City

Thai Chicken Salad

Thai Chicken Salad

Thai Chicken Salad

Carrie Hickam’s family in San Jose, California can’t seem to get enough of her fresh, colorful stir-fry salad with its spicy-sweet Asian flair. “They ask for it over and over,” she reports. CARRIE’S TIP: “I like to round out this easy dinner with a crusty loaf of sourdough bread.”

Meatless Taco Salad

Meatless Taco Salad

Meatless Taco Salad

This colorful salad from Kimberly Dray of Pflugerville, Texas blends together all your favorite taco ingredients...minus the ground beef. And you won't miss the meat at all! The guacamole dressing is thick and creamy.

Grilled Salmon Caesar Salad

Grilled Salmon Caesar Salad

Grilled Salmon Caesar Salad

Flaky grilled salmon, lettuce, tomatoes and homemade garlic croutons star in this attractive salad. A Caesar-style dressing, seasoned to please with lemon juice and grated Parmesan cheese, coats the colorful concoction. -Clara Barrett, Madison, Florida

Chicken Pasta Salad a l'Orange

Chicken Pasta Salad a l'Orange

Chicken Pasta Salad a l'Orange

“I got this recipe from an old cookbook just after I was married 25 years ago," says Ann Berger of Howell, Michigan. "All of my six kids like it—even those who don’t usually eat salad!”
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