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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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After finding this vintage macaroni salad years ago, I tweaked the flavor and bumped up the pickles. Tuck it inside your picnic basket. —Elizabeth Kirchgatter, Maysville, Kentucky
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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

Quick Corn Salad for 2

Quick Corn Salad for 2

Quick Corn Salad for 2

I CREATED this recipe because my family is so fond of corn. I tried to add a little zip to it with the marinade and I think I succeeded. I double or triple the recipe for potlucks or when we have dinner guests. In either case, someone's always sure to ask for the recipe. —Mildred Sherrer Bay City, Texas

Cream-Topped Grapes

Cream-Topped Grapes

Cream-Topped Grapes

Viola Geyer, Uhrichsville, Ohio, dresses up brunches with a decadent dressing that she makes in a dash. She dollops the heavenly four-ingredient sauce over refreshing red and green grapes.
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Tangy Fruit Salad

Tangy Fruit Salad

Tangy Fruit Salad

I got this recipe from dear friends many years ago, and it has been a mainstay at my house ever since. This salad is a sweet refreshing side dish or light dessert.—Darlene Alexander, Nekoosa, Wisconsin

Circus Peanut Gelatin

Circus Peanut Gelatin

Circus Peanut Gelatin

Circus Peanuts were one of the most talked-about candies in my hometown's old-fashioned candy shop. When I saw this gelatin recipe that called for Circus Peanuts, I knew just where to buy them and tried the recipe. Kids love its cool fruity taste, and older folks enjoy the trip down memory lane. -Ruthanne Mengel, Demotte, Indiana

Cinnamon Gelatin Salad

Cinnamon Gelatin Salad

Cinnamon Gelatin Salad

Crunchy apples and pecans contrast nicely with smooth gelatin in this pretty salad. —Denita DeValcourt, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee

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.

Seven-Layer Gelatin Salad

Seven-Layer Gelatin Salad

Seven-Layer Gelatin Salad

By alternating fruity layers of gelatin in harvest colors with sweetened sour cream, Melody Mellinger of Myerstown, Pennsylvania created one eye-catching treat. "Kids really fall for it," she says with a laugh, "but it's impressive enough to satisfy any adult."

Grandma's Gelatin Fruit Salad

Grandma's Gelatin Fruit Salad

Grandma's Gelatin Fruit Salad

Whenever I invite my big family for dinner, my grandchildren request this favorite fruit salad. My sons have always liked it, too - maybe the taste runs in our family! This salad is also good for potluck gatherings.

Rhubarb Pear Gelatin

Rhubarb Pear Gelatin

Rhubarb Pear Gelatin

Rhubarb season is almost here...and this is one of my family’s favorite ways to eat it. I tried this mixture of ingredients on my own, and my family of 12 couldn’t get enough. —Linda Strubhar, Cataldo, Idaho
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