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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 mother always made this for celebrations. When my husband and I were dating, he fell in love with this dish. Once we got married, he asked me to get the recipe from her. You can substitute peach or orange gelatin for a fresh summer treat. —Suzanne Holcomb, St. Johnsville, New York
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Orange and Red Onion Salad

Orange and Red Onion Salad

Orange and Red Onion Salad

It's true—orange and onion really does sound like an unusual combination. But when my husband tasted Orange and Red Onion Salad for the first time, he told me, "This one's worth at least three kisses!" I serve this salad with chicken...it likely would go well with fish, too. Up until a short time ago, we lived in the San Joaquin Valley, where almonds, peaches and other crops thrive. Now—along with our 17-year-old son and 12-year-old daughter—we're settling into

Herbed Chicken Caesar Salad

Herbed Chicken Caesar Salad

Herbed Chicken Caesar Salad

This salad looks and tastes fancy but couldn't be easier to make. It's my husband's favorite dinner.—Kay Andersen, Bear, Delaware

Carrot Apple Salad

Carrot Apple Salad

Carrot Apple Salad

Deciding to start eating healthy, I took a classic carrot and raisin salad recipe and lightened it up, then added apples for extra flavor. I took this dish to a weight-loss group meeting...and they loved it! —Kim Jones of Collinsville, Illinois
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Sugar-Free Cranberry Gelatin Salad

Sugar-Free Cranberry Gelatin Salad

Sugar-Free Cranberry Gelatin Salad

"We don't miss the sugar in this cool, tart and tangy gelatin salad," writes Janet Davis of Atkinson, Nebraska. "It's my family's favorite, especially at the holidays because of its festive color. Walnuts and celery adds a delightful crunch."

Fruit-Filled Raspberry Ring

Fruit-Filled Raspberry Ring

Fruit-Filled Raspberry Ring

People love this fruity gelatin ring that gets extra flavor from an ambrosia-like mixture in the center. I've been bringing it to potlucks, buffets and showers for 20 years. While it looks like you fussed, it's easy to make the night before a special occasion. -Janice Steinmetz, Somers, Connecticut

Sweet-Sour Spinach Salad with Bacon

Sweet-Sour Spinach Salad with Bacon

Sweet-Sour Spinach Salad with Bacon

The L&T tasting panel loved this full-flavored contribution from Jennifer Cain. "When I tasted this tangy salad at a cookout, I immediately asked for the recipe," she writes from Bel Air, Maryland. "Even after I pared it down and added veggies, it was still a hit!"

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!

Anise Fruit Salad

Anise Fruit Salad

Anise Fruit Salad

The thing I like best about fruit salad is you can change the ingredients based on what fruits are in season. Here, a subtle anise flavor highlights a bounty of fresh fruit.

Waldorf Tuna Salad

Waldorf Tuna Salad

Waldorf Tuna Salad

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.

Grandma's Sweet-Sour Veggies

Grandma's Sweet-Sour Veggies

Grandma's Sweet-Sour Veggies

With summer fast approaching, we look forward to a bonanza of fresh vegetables. There's nothing like a large bowl of fresh veggies to perk up a summer meal. This is one of our favorites.

Citrus Salad

Citrus Salad

Citrus Salad

My mom always made this salad for Christmas dinner, so it's been a family favorite for many years. I teach special education at the high school level and often incorporate cooking into my lessons. Whenever we make this recipe at school, it's always a hit with the students.
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