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Comfort Food Salad Recipes

Mix things up with these comfort food salad recipes, including coleslaw, potato salad, cucumber salad, gelatin, macaroni salad, fruit salad, chicken salad, tuna salad, Cobb salad, bean salad and more.

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My young nephew refuses to eat any potato salad but mine! Italian salad dressing, sour cream and bacon give it a one-of-a-kind flavor.
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Creamy Potato Salad for Two

Creamy Potato Salad for Two

Creamy Potato Salad for Two

"This potato salad is quick and versatile," confirms Caron Osberg of Urbandale, Iowa. Her downsized version of the classic has a creamy dressing and gets a pleasant crunch from chopped carrots and celery.

Apricot Aspic

Apricot Aspic

Apricot Aspic

A family who usually passes up molded salads will hunt for this fruity version at our covered dish buffet. Not only is it delicious, it adds color to any meal.

Apple 'n' Carrot Slaw

Apple 'n' Carrot Slaw

Apple 'n' Carrot Slaw

"This crispy, colorful slaw is a true crowd-pleaser at any picnic or church gathering. The apples add color and a touch of sweetness," says Julia Livingston, Frostproof, Florida.
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Nine-Layer Salad

Nine-Layer Salad

Nine-Layer Salad

Creamy and crunchy, this delightful dish is loaded with popular salad ingredients such as green pepper, green onions, frozen peas and bacon. It’s a colorful accompaniment to Mom’s spaghetti. —Anne Halfhill, Worthington, Ohio

Holiday Ribbon Gelatin

Holiday Ribbon Gelatin

Holiday Ribbon Gelatin

Layers of red and green make this festive salad a favorite during the Christmas season. Kids are sure to find it fun to eat, and adults will enjoy the combination of sweet-tart flavors. —Jenny Hughson, Mitchell, Nebraska

Bacon-Tomato Salad

Bacon-Tomato Salad

Bacon-Tomato Salad

We love this wonderful salad that tastes like a piled-high BLT without the time or effort. Plus, you can make it hours ahead and keep it in the fridge till serving time. —Denise Thurman, Columbia, Missouri

Garden Macaroni Salad

Garden Macaroni Salad

Garden Macaroni Salad

Mustard and dill give this colorful salad a wonderful flavor, different from other pasta salads.

Cranberry Fruit Mold

Cranberry Fruit Mold

Cranberry Fruit Mold

This special gelatin salad takes the place of ordinary cranberry sauce on my Thanksgiving table. Grapes and mandarin oranges make it deliciously different. —Kristy Duncan, Southfield, North Carolina

Pineapple Mint Salad

Pineapple Mint Salad

Pineapple Mint Salad

This cool refreshing salad goes with a variety of entrees. It has become our tradition during the Easter season. —Dorothy Showalter Broadway, Virginia

Molded Vegetable Salad

Molded Vegetable Salad

Molded Vegetable Salad

I FOUND this recipe years ago in an old cookbook. By using different colored gelatins, it blends in well with special holiday dinners. Of course, I use lime for our St. Patrick's Day celebration. Whatever the holiday, this salad is a big hit and there's seldom any leftover. -Pauline Albert, Catasauqua, Pennsylvania

Country Rice Salad

Country Rice Salad

Country Rice Salad

This is a delicious way to prepare rice and is a nice change from potato salad. It goes especially well with barbecue, or with grilled hamburgers at a cookout.
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