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Main Dish Salad Recipes

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Every time I have to bring a dish to a party, friends ask for my taco salad. Even players on my son's football team ask for it. —Lori Buntrock, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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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!

Asian Barbecue Chicken Slaw

Asian Barbecue Chicken Slaw

Asian Barbecue Chicken Slaw

When it’s springtime in the South, cabbage is plentiful and we use it. One of our favorite recipes is this combo of Asian slaw and barbecue chicken. Plus, it's easy to halve or double the servings as needed. —Paula Todora, Fort Worth, Texas

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
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Chicken Salad on Cantaloupe Rings

Chicken Salad on Cantaloupe Rings

Chicken Salad on Cantaloupe Rings

A light chicken salad on a cantaloupe ring is a fun and flavorful way to perk up a summer luncheon, assures Sharon Bickett of Chester, South Carolina.

Mediterranean Tortellini Salad

Mediterranean Tortellini Salad

Mediterranean Tortellini Salad

One of my childhood friends moved to Italy 20 years ago. During a recent visit to see her, I enjoyed a scrumptious salad made with tortellini and fresh vegetables. I fell in love with the dish and have been trying to recreate ever since. How'd I do? —Kelly Mapes, Fort Collins, Colorado

Grilled Thai Chicken Salad

Grilled Thai Chicken Salad

Grilled Thai Chicken Salad

“My husband and I love to eat Thai and Indian food, but notice that most of these cuisines do not offer fresh salads on their menus,” writes Grace Kunert of Salt Lake City, Utah. “This is a recipe we developed to keep all those ethnic flavors when we needed a light dinner.”

My Favorite Rice Salad

My Favorite Rice Salad

My Favorite Rice Salad

This rice salad came from my mother's personal cookbook. I'm not sure where she found it, but it sounds like a New Orleans-type of dish to me. I like to make it for special occasions. It tastes especially good with barbecued meats. It also goes well with turkey dishes...and it's nutritious!

Ham Pasta Salad

Ham Pasta Salad

Ham Pasta Salad

I "invented" this salad as I went along...it's a combination of various pasta salad recipes I'd seen. It can be served as a side dish, of course. In summer, however, my husband doesn't care for hot meals, so I make it as a main dish. We're recent city transplants with two young children, ages 6 and 3.

Spicy Chicken Salad with Mango Salsa

Spicy Chicken Salad with Mango Salsa

Spicy Chicken Salad with Mango Salsa

When I need a different weeknight meal, I pull out this salad recipe. To make it in record time, I use fully cooked chicken strips, jarred mango, bottled vinaigrette and packaged, shredded cheese.

Terrific Taco Salad

Terrific Taco Salad

Terrific Taco Salad

I invented this recipe several years ago. It's quick to make, and uses ingredients I usually have on hand in my pantry or refrigerator.—Jeannie Daubar, Todd, North Carolina

Chicken Caesar Salad for Four

Chicken Caesar Salad for Four

Chicken Caesar Salad for Four

A simple homemade dressing sets this Caesar salad apart from ordinary salads. With lots of Parmesan, romaine and chicken strips, it's a clear classic, only better!—Rebecca Porter, Yigo, Guam
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