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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.

Six-Layer Gelatin Salad

Six-Layer Gelatin Salad

Six-Layer Gelatin Salad

This impressive salad does take some time to make, but the preparation itself is actually easy. It's an attractive addition to a buffet table. —Marcia Orlando, Boyertown, Pennsylvania

Pomegranate Gelatin

Pomegranate Gelatin

Pomegranate Gelatin

As a former home economics teacher, I like to surprise family and friends with recipes that are a little more special. This salad combines sweet and tart tastes. —Deidre Hobbs, Redding, California

Dressed-Up Tuna Salad

Dressed-Up Tuna Salad

Dressed-Up Tuna Salad

"My family has enjoyed this pretty salad for many years," comments Shelly Kaiser of Louisville, Kentucky. "To save time, use prepared balsamic dressing instead of making it yourself. Serve this salad with sourdough French bread for an easy dinner," she suggests.
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Rice Salad in Tomato Cups

Rice Salad in Tomato Cups

Rice Salad in Tomato Cups

I created this recipe for a contest a long time ago. With an abundance of tomatoes in our garden each year, I had to come up with something new. I serve this as a side dish or lively lunch.

Home-Style Salad Dressing

Home-Style Salad Dressing

Home-Style Salad Dressing

This pleasant-tasting dressing is delicious drizzled on a bed of greens with a sprinkling of crumbled blue cheese. Mom always gets requests for the recipe. -Mared Metzger Beling, Eagle River, Alaska

Fruit Salad with Citrus Sauce

Fruit Salad with Citrus Sauce

Fruit Salad with Citrus Sauce

The sauce in this salad coats the fruit nicely and lets its fresh flavors shine through.—Marcelene Sapp, Finley, Kentucky

Zesty Buttermilk Salad Dressing

Zesty Buttermilk Salad Dressing

Zesty Buttermilk Salad Dressing

This homemade dressing is wonderful over a variety of green and vegetables. Plus, you can feel good knowing it's a little lighter than regular dressing.—Cassandra Corridon, Frederick, Maryland

Cranberry Turkey Salad

Cranberry Turkey Salad

Cranberry Turkey Salad

This recipe is most treasured because it's from my husband's grandmother. A savory turkey salad is cleverly topped with cranberry-raspberry gelatin for an eye-catching dish. —Kim Kirven, Wadsworth, Ohio

Minty Lime Gelatin

Minty Lime Gelatin

Minty Lime Gelatin

Crushed butter mints in this gelatin salad's topping lend a refreshing flavor to every bite. I make it for spring luncheons. —Eunice Stoen, Decorah, Iowa

Cucumber Fennel Salad

Cucumber Fennel Salad

Cucumber Fennel Salad

Looking for ways to use up cukes from your garden? Our Test Kitchen home economists suggests this refreshing side as a cool addition to backyard barbecues and picnic lunches. A hint of dill and lemon nicely seasons and the crunchy cucumber, fennel and sweet onion slices.

Cherry Gelatin Salad

Cherry Gelatin Salad

Cherry Gelatin Salad

Amy Olson of Louisville, Kentucky stirs pineapple and cherries into this colorful molded salad made with sugar-free cherry and lemon gelatin. With its cherry cola flavor, the salad is a fun take-along dish for a picnic, potluck or family reunion.
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