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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.

Pretty Gelatin Molds

Pretty Gelatin Molds

Pretty Gelatin Molds

Revive extra cranberry sauce in this good and easy salad. This is one of the recipes I made for the first Thanksgiving dinner I cooked years ago and has become a seasonal favorite at our house.—Dixie Terry, Goreville, Illinois

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!"

Flavorful Crab Pasta Salad

Flavorful Crab Pasta Salad

Flavorful Crab Pasta Salad

“After enjoying this recipe for years, I substituted fat-free mayonnaise and reduced-fat dressing one day,” shares Heather O’Neill from Dudley, Massachusetts. “I was just delighted to find it kept all the same wonderful flavor!”
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Easter Fruit Salad

Easter Fruit Salad

Easter Fruit Salad

Using pastel marshmallows, both young and old alike are sure to enjoy this colorful Easter fruit salad from Deanna Richter of Elmore, Minnesota. Deanna recommends making this traditional favorite the day before it is served.

Mustard Coleslaw

Mustard Coleslaw

Mustard Coleslaw

This is an amazing coleslaw that tastes good with any meal. I especially like serving it with barbecue pork sandwiches.

Tangy Potato Salad with Horseradish

Tangy Potato Salad with Horseradish

Tangy Potato Salad with Horseradish

Horseradish adds a special “kick” to this mouthwatering salad that Lesley Pew fixes at home in Lynn, Massachusetts for her family and friends. “It’s creamy, crunchy and always popular,” she promises. No one guesses that she lightens it up with low-fat sour cream and fat-free mayo!—Lesley Pew, Lynn, Massachusetts

Quick Creamy Coleslaw

Quick Creamy Coleslaw

Quick Creamy Coleslaw

My mother made this classic coleslaw for my wedding. The big bowl was emptied in no time!

Cheddar 'n' Pea Tossed Salad

Cheddar 'n' Pea Tossed Salad

Cheddar 'n' Pea Tossed Salad

“My family says, 'Yes!' when they see me preparing this easy no-cook side,” Mandy Cmoc, Yorkton, Saskatchewan advises. “We live on a farm-so in summer, our garden is a handy source for veggie salad ingredients.”

Hot German Potato Salad for Two

Hot German Potato Salad for Two

Hot German Potato Salad for Two

Jennie Voigt of Marathon, Wisconsin deliciously downsizes a favorite picnic salad for this quick-to-fix dish.

Honey-Mustard Turkey Salad

Honey-Mustard Turkey Salad

Honey-Mustard Turkey Salad

Bring home holiday flavors any day of the week by tossing together this entree salad from our Test Kitchen. Homemade dressing, healthy greens, apples and cheese complement pecan-coated turkey breast slices.

Mock Crab Louis Salad

Mock Crab Louis Salad

Mock Crab Louis Salad

“Come spring, I like a meal that doesn’t involve turning on the stove,” pens Alice Cibulka of Sun City, Arizona. “This hearty salad is quick, filling and fantastic. I round it out with lemonade, ice cream and a bunch of daffodils.”
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