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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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Field editor Shirley Glaab from Hattiesburg, Mississippi dresses up tuna salad deliciously with apple, raisins, dates and walnuts...then drizzles it all with a tangy yogurt dressing.
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Chicken Curry Fruit Salad

Chicken Curry Fruit Salad

Chicken Curry Fruit Salad

Perfect for a special spring luncheon, this refreshing combo blends chicken, apple, celery and grapes with a splash of lime and the crunch of nuts and noodles. Yum! —P.J. Anderson, Salt Lake City

Irish Potato Salad

Irish Potato Salad

Irish Potato Salad

By combining potatoes, corned beef and cabbage, this hearty salad is a perfect dish for St. Patrick's Day. Everyone in my family favors the one-of-a-kind flavor.

Bacon Spinach Salad

Bacon Spinach Salad

Bacon Spinach Salad

Even our kids-who normally don't care for spinach-can't resist this salad with a rich bacon dressing. Of course, you can use other greens instead of spinach.
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Ginger Pear Gelatin

Ginger Pear Gelatin

Ginger Pear Gelatin

This salad is among my favorites for special dinners. I love to cook and experiment with recipes, and I came up with this one after trying different combinations of fruits. The tangy taste is nice and refreshing. -Sunnye Tiedemann, Bartlesville, Oklahoma

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

Cottage Cheese Confetti Salad

Cottage Cheese Confetti Salad

Cottage Cheese Confetti Salad

When I was growing up, this light but satisfying salad often took center stage as our supper during summer. My mother served it with a platter of smoked fish and good country-style rye bread with unsalted butter.

Orange Buttermilk Salad

Orange Buttermilk Salad

Orange Buttermilk Salad

For a deliciously creamy treat, I make this gelatin salad. It is so easy to whip up and I always receive compliments.—Carol Van Sickle, Versailles, Kentucky

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

Easy Blue Cheese Dressing

Easy Blue Cheese Dressing

Easy Blue Cheese Dressing

This tangy salad dressing can be ready to serve in 15 minutes or less. We like the blend of flavors with the blue cheese.

Orange Buttermilk Gelatin Salad Mold

Orange Buttermilk Gelatin Salad Mold

Orange Buttermilk Gelatin Salad Mold

A dear friend shared this recipe with me years ago. Now it's my favorite dish to take to a church meeting, shower or any potluck event—it's always a hit. Whenever I serve this salad, people ask for the recipe. They find it hard to believe it's really made with buttermilk! —Juanita Hutto, Mechanicsville, Virginia

Fruity Lime Salad Mold

Fruity Lime Salad Mold

Fruity Lime Salad Mold

A DEAR FRIEND shared this recipe with me over 30 years ago, and it has appeared on our table frequently all these years. It's rich tasting, plus the touch of red maraschino cherries makes it a real treat for the holidays or any special occasion. -Jean Kirkland, Newport, Oregon
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