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Southwest Salads

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Coleslaw with a touch of heat makes a zesty side for barbecue chicken or pork. I also pile it on fish tacos and po'boys. —Fay Moreland, Wichita Falls, Texas
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Spicy Crunchy Veggies

Spicy Crunchy Veggies

Spicy Crunchy Veggies

This simple salad offers a lot of crunch and plenty of spice. I like topping it off with ranch-flavored almonds instead of toasting them myself.

Simple Avocado & Tomato Salad

Simple Avocado & Tomato Salad

Simple Avocado & Tomato Salad

For a speedy side, Jennifer serves an avocado salad. “My mother came up with this when she had too many ripe avocados and tomatoes on hand.” —Jennifer Reid, Farmington, Maine

Grilled Southwestern Steak Salad

Grilled Southwestern Steak Salad

Grilled Southwestern Steak Salad

I get along just fine with salads, but my boyfriend calls them “chick food.” This manly pasta salad with steak, peppers and onions makes us both happy. —Yvonne Starlin, Hermitage, Tennessee
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Roasted Sweet and Gold Potato Salad

Roasted Sweet and Gold Potato Salad

Roasted Sweet and Gold Potato Salad

To make my potato salad look bright and taste extra-festive, I add Mexicorn and black beans. With the zesty dressing, it’s the best!—Jeannie Trudell, Del Norte, Colorado

Israeli Pepper Tomato Salad

Israeli Pepper Tomato Salad

Israeli Pepper Tomato Salad

"This Israeli salad, which is traditionally eaten at breakfast, lends itself to endless variety...you can add foods like olives, beets or potatoes," says Sandy Long of Lees Summit, Missouri

Quinoa and Black Bean Salad

Quinoa and Black Bean Salad

Quinoa and Black Bean Salad

This good-for-you dish can be served either cold as a salad side dish for 8 people or warm as an entree for 4 people. The Lime Vinaigrette add a punch of flavor to this wonderful dish.—Yvonne Compton, Elkton, Oregon

Jicama Slaw with Peanuts

Jicama Slaw with Peanuts

Jicama Slaw with Peanuts

Peanuts add interest and crunch to a crisp coleslaw featuring jicama and tangerines. For a creamy dressing, I sometimes stir in two heaping tablespoons of mayonnaise or yogurt.—Donna Noel, Gray, Maine

Quick Taco Platter

Quick Taco Platter

Quick Taco Platter

This fast-to-fix main dish is like a huge taco salad. Even the kids love it.—Celia Rixman, Sylmar, California

Spanish Slaw

Spanish Slaw

Spanish Slaw

Colorful and tangy, this coleslaw adds some zip to an ordinary meal. Try it and see if it doesn't perk up your next meal.

Confetti Bean Salad

Confetti Bean Salad

Confetti Bean Salad

I shared this recipe with a friend a while back. Now we kid about who will make it when we're attending the same event! No matter who brings the salad, it's always a hit at get-togethers. -Doreen Storz Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

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
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