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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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Salad with Cran-Raspberry Dressing

Salad with Cran-Raspberry Dressing

Salad with Cran-Raspberry Dressing

I was given this recipe at a bridal shower our rural farming community held for me. It's become my all-time favorite salad. The color and tang the berries add to the lovely mix make it perfect for company or just my husband and me.

Apple Pineapple Salad

Apple Pineapple Salad

Apple Pineapple Salad

"I came up with the recipe for this fun fruit salad several years ago," shares Jessie Craven of Odessa, Missouri. "It's a refreshing change of pace for me and my husband, who's diabetic.

Broccoli Salad

Broccoli Salad

Broccoli Salad

Broccoli Salad comes from Jane Hale of Desert Hot Springs, California. "This is a great make-ahead salad," Jane notes. "Keep frozen broccoli in your freezer, and you'll always have the fixings for a quick, delicious salad when company drops in."
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Icebox Vegetable Salad

Icebox Vegetable Salad

Icebox Vegetable Salad

Our neighbors of 36 years have annual potluck dinners and, believe me, it's hard to come up with a new dish to pass! When I served this salad, my neighbors savored every bite.

Easy Blue Cheese Bacon Dressing

Easy Blue Cheese Bacon Dressing

Easy Blue Cheese Bacon Dressing

“This dressing is absolutely fantastic—I’ve made it again and again,” says field editor Marion Karlin of Waterloo, Iowa. “It has just about everything we like in it.”

Pastel Gelatin Salad

Pastel Gelatin Salad

Pastel Gelatin Salad

In Santee, California, Teresa Ries tops her gelatin salad with pretty pastel mini marshmallow to add color to holiday menus. With its creamy lemon-lime base and tangy pineapple flavor, it's a tasty accompaniment to any meal.

Brown Rice Slaw

Brown Rice Slaw

Brown Rice Slaw

It's simple to put a refreshing salad on the menu when you follow this rapid recipe from Mary McGeorge of Little Rock, Arkansas. Brown rice, coleslaw mix, apples and nuts make an appealing combination when coated with a sweet orange dressing.

Strawberry-Rhubarb Gelatin

Strawberry-Rhubarb Gelatin

Strawberry-Rhubarb Gelatin

The rosy color and tangy flavor of this favorite salad comes through with every refreshing bite. It's a quick, simple salad and an excellent addition to any meal. Our family and friends look forward to this dish when joining us for dinner on the farm. -Kathy Flowers, Burkesville, Kentucky

Crowd-Pleasing Potato Salad

Crowd-Pleasing Potato Salad

Crowd-Pleasing Potato Salad

Everyone loves potato salad but not everyone can enjoy it. This recipe allows everyone, no matter what their diet, to enjoy potato salad.—Marcille Meyer, Battle Creek, Nebraska

Cherry Gelatin Squares

Cherry Gelatin Squares

Cherry Gelatin Squares

"I like to take advantage of gelatin mixes and pie fillings to make colorful salads that can be prepared the day before you need them," remarks Chris Rentmeister from Ripon, Wisconsin. "These fruity squares are great for everyday suppers yet special enough for company."

Fruit & Nut Salad

Fruit & Nut Salad

Fruit & Nut Salad

The festive colors in this salad make it a delightful addition to the holiday spread. Quick and easy, this recipe tastes good and is also good for you.
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