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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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This salad is an all-time favorite. I reach for the recipe whenever I need a dish to pass. It’s easy to make, can be assembled ahead of time and looks great. —Noreen Meyer, Madison, Wisconsin
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Golden Glow Salad

Golden Glow Salad

Golden Glow Salad

"MY SISTER and I loved this salad because we thought it tasted like a dessert. We ate a lot of Jell-O when we were growing up, but this was our favorite gelatin dish. I always make this salad for picnics. I provides a fruit and a vegetable, and bright color as well."

Tangy Potato Salad for Two

Tangy Potato Salad for Two

Tangy Potato Salad for Two

Ruth Towle of Belmont, New Hampshire downsized her own recipe to come up with this creamy picnic favorite that serves just two. "My sister visits often and this is one of our favorite dishes, served with green beans and chicken," Ruth relates.

Ham Salad

Ham Salad

Ham Salad

I first made this for a shower...everyone raved about it. Now when I go to a potluck, I take it, and copies of the recipe.
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Fruited Coleslaw

Fruited Coleslaw

Fruited Coleslaw

“We all need to get more fruits and vegetables into our daily diet, and this dish is a great-tasting way to do it,” says Linda Stevens of Madison, Alabama.

Honey Fruit Salad

Honey Fruit Salad

Honey Fruit Salad

A light honey and lime dressing brings out the flavor of canned and fresh fruits. This is a colorful addition to any early-morning meal.

Simple Marshmallow Fruit Salad

Simple Marshmallow Fruit Salad

Simple Marshmallow Fruit Salad

For a taste of summer sunshine, Marana, Arizona’s Marian Bauerle whips up this quick, refreshing salad. “It’s pretty enough to double as a dessert,” she notes. “Peach yogurt and coconut really dress up the canned fruit cocktail.” TIP: LEFTOVER MINI MARSHMALLOWS CAN BE ADDED TO HOMEMADE TRAIL MIX OR A BOWL OF CEREAL OR USED AS A TOPPING FOR A BAKED SWEET POTATO ALONG WITH BUTTER AND CINNAMON.

Warm Dill Potato Salad

Warm Dill Potato Salad

Warm Dill Potato Salad

Everyone who tries this warm potato salad is delighted. It’s simple to make, and a nice change of pace from other potato salads. A friend gave me the recipe a long time ago, and we’ve been enjoying it ever since.

Fruited Lemon Gelatin Salad

Fruited Lemon Gelatin Salad

Fruited Lemon Gelatin Salad

As light and pleasant as a summer breeze - that's how I would describe this sunny salad. With oranges, grapes and pineapple peeking out of every spoonful, it's a fun, fruity addition to any meal. -Erla Burkholder, Ewing, Illinois

Fluffy Cranberry Mousse

Fluffy Cranberry Mousse

Fluffy Cranberry Mousse

This is a delicious and pretty salad for the holidays, but it's so good that I serve it other times, too. I got the recipe from a neighbor who had served it with a traditional turkey dinner. —Helen Clement, Hemet, California

Makeover Creamy Cucumber Salad

Makeover Creamy Cucumber Salad

Makeover Creamy Cucumber Salad

Our Healthy Cooking Test Kitchen slashed the calories and fat in this summery favorite from Jean Patterson of West Allis, Wisconsin. But all the flavor remains intact!

Golden Gelatin Salad

Golden Gelatin Salad

Golden Gelatin Salad

This was one of my favorite salads that my grandmother made about 40 years ago. I always looked forward to going to her house because her food was so good. I make this often in the fall. The color and flavor seem to blend in with the season. -Mrs. Daniel Leaman, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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