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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.

Emily's Spinach Salad

Emily's Spinach Salad

Emily's Spinach Salad

I've always loved eating spinach—it's grown here in our area. When I saw an announcement of a spinach cooking contest, I made up this recipe to enter. I was delighted when my colorful, tangy salad took the grand prize! —Emily Fields, Santana, California

Favorite Broccoli Salad

Favorite Broccoli Salad

Favorite Broccoli Salad

"Fresh tasting...so colorful...delicious dressing" are some of the compliments I get whenever I serve this broccoli salad with a meal or take it to a church dinner. Although I use many other good salad recipes, I'm especially fond of this one. —Esther Shank, Harrisonville, Virginia

French Dressing

French Dressing

French Dressing

Instead of turning to store-bought salad dressings that lack freshness and flavor, try this easy dressing. This simple homemade topping adds tangy flavor to an ordinary lettuce salad.—Mrs Robert Lieske, Ripon, Wisconsin
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Frozen Fruit Salad

Frozen Fruit Salad

Frozen Fruit Salad

"I use this recipe to add a healthy twist to brown-bag lunches," reports Virginia Powell of Eureka, Kansas. "I'm always in a hurry in the morning, so having a ready-made salad is a great help."

Garden Bean Salad

Garden Bean Salad

Garden Bean Salad

My mother gave me this crunchy bean salad recipe many years ago, and I often take it to covered-dish dinners. It looks especially attractive served in a glass bowl to show off the colorful vegetables. — Bernice McFadden, Eaton, Ohio.

Garden Potato Salad

Garden Potato Salad

Garden Potato Salad

The tasty dressing on this potato salad makes it homemade special! A great combination of flavors is a real treat and gives a traditional recipe a new twist. It's perfect for almost any occasion, and I consider it a key part of my "Mom's Best Meal."

Grandmother's Orange Salad

Grandmother's Orange Salad

Grandmother's Orange Salad

Perfect for spring, this gelatin salad is slightly sweet and tangy, too. It adds beautiful color to any meal and appeals to appetites of all ages! When the weather starts turning warm, this cool, fruity salad is just right. —Ann Eastman Greenville, California

Green Salad with Dill Dressing

Green Salad with Dill Dressing

Green Salad with Dill Dressing

With a big holiday meal, a light colorful salad is the perfect side dish, especially with this flavorful dressing. I like to make this pretty, tasty salad for the holidays or anytime. —Lucy Meyring, Walden, Colorado

Hidden Pear Salad

Hidden Pear Salad

Hidden Pear Salad

Light and fluffy, this colorful salad is a very flavorful family favorite. When I made it for my husband's family before we were married, we all joked about not being able to find any pears, so the name stuck.

Marinated Slaw

Marinated Slaw

Marinated Slaw

This is a delectable dish that looks as good as it tastes. Mother usually saved this recipe for special occasions, but when she did make it, we sure enjoyed it. The best part is the mouthwatering dressing that even tempted us while it cooked.—Mary McGuire, Graham, North Carolina

Orange and Onion Salad

Orange and Onion Salad

Orange and Onion Salad

The almonds in the recipe give it extra flair. It's a refreshing salad I serve year-round.—Jean Ann Perkins, Newburyport, Maryland
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