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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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You can easily wedge this pretty melon salad into any meal plan. Margaret Wagner Allen of Abingdon, Virginia shares the recipe for this refreshing side that's perfect for a light luncheon. For variety, she suggests drizzling a little reduced-fat French salad dressing over the sweet combination of cantaloupe, cottage cheese, granola, raisins and nuts.
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Mini Layered Salad

Mini Layered Salad

Mini Layered Salad

“I received this recipe from my dear aunt 20 years ago,” writes Carmen Edwards from Midland, Texas. “It’s my very favorite make-ahead salad and I’m happy to share it.”

Pistachio Lettuce Salad

Pistachio Lettuce Salad

Pistachio Lettuce Salad

This colorful salad is topped with a drizzle of delicious honey-and-ginger vinaigrette. You’re sure to bring home an empty bowl.

Best Rosy Rhubarb Mold

Best Rosy Rhubarb Mold

Best Rosy Rhubarb Mold

Any meal benefits from this ruby-colored salad - it's always a refreshing accompaniment. I never have leftovers, since the combination of sweet, tangy and crunchy ingredients is so irresistible. -Regina Albright, Southhaven, Mississippi
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Old-Fashioned Coleslaw

Old-Fashioned Coleslaw

Old-Fashioned Coleslaw

My sister-in-law gave me this recipe over 50 years ago and it's still a hit at potluck dinners. I made it for company once, and they came by the next day with a large head of cabbage, hoping to exchange it for the recipe. -Joyce LeMonds, Castle Rock, Washington

Simple Luncheon Salad

Simple Luncheon Salad

Simple Luncheon Salad

"For a bridal shower or summer buffet, this colorful crunchy chicken salad is a perfect choice," notes Pat Stevens, field editor from Granbury, Texas.

Tropical Fruit Dessert

Tropical Fruit Dessert

Tropical Fruit Dessert

Although this is a family treat in summer, it's a convenient dessert throughout the year. Canned mandarin oranges never tasted so good!

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

Grapefruit Gelatin Molds

Grapefruit Gelatin Molds

Grapefruit Gelatin Molds

I found this recipe in a magazine back in the '50s. It's a nice salad, particularly with a heavy meal. It's a refreshing snack as well.

Zesty Potato Salad

Zesty Potato Salad

Zesty Potato Salad

A new, zippy version of the old favorite, this refreshing potato salad is sure to please! Horseradish gives it a delightfully different flavor. Try it for your next family gathering or picnic. —Aney Chatterton, Soda Springs, Idaho

Garden Macaroni Salad

Garden Macaroni Salad

Garden Macaroni Salad

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

Special Strawberry Salad

Special Strawberry Salad

Special Strawberry Salad

This superb-looking salad may take some time to prepare, but one taste and you'll agree it's worth the extra effort. I treat family and friends to this dish on special occasions.
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