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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.

Three-Layer Gelatin Salad

Three-Layer Gelatin Salad

Three-Layer Gelatin Salad

My love of cooking started in high school. Now I get to try out recipes at church, where my husband is the pastor. My mother-in-law gave me the recipe for this pretty layered salad.

Molded Peach Gelatin

Molded Peach Gelatin

Molded Peach Gelatin

For folks who don't care for cranberry sauce, consider serving this pleasant peach mold at your Thanksgiving dinner. It's convenient do-ahead dish when preparing for a busy day.

Frosted Cranberry Gelatin Salad

Frosted Cranberry Gelatin Salad

Frosted Cranberry Gelatin Salad

Covered with a fluffy white topping, squares of this fruity gelatin salad can be served as a side dish or dessert.
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Layered Gelatin Salad

Layered Gelatin Salad

Layered Gelatin Salad

It's nice to offer a cool gelatin salad as an alternate to hot side dishes. Make it ahead and relax a little on the day of your party.

Nine-Layer Salad

Nine-Layer Salad

Nine-Layer Salad

Creamy and crunchy, this delightful dish is loaded with popular salad ingredients such as green pepper, green onions, frozen peas and bacon. It’s a colorful accompaniment to Mom’s spaghetti. —Anne Halfhill, Worthington, Ohio

Rainbow Gelatin Salad

Rainbow Gelatin Salad

Rainbow Gelatin Salad

This seven-layer gelatin salad will elicit oohs and aahs from all your guests. It's well worth the time it takes to prepare.

Ham 'n' Swiss Potato Salad

Ham 'n' Swiss Potato Salad

Ham 'n' Swiss Potato Salad

With red potatoes, ham, Swiss cheese and olives, this potato salad stands out from any others. I submitted the recipe to our kitchen at work, and now it's on the cafeteria menu!

Dilly Coleslaw

Dilly Coleslaw

Dilly Coleslaw

When I took this coleslaw to a church function, I came home with an empty bowl! You can easily double the recipe for a larger group. It’s not your typical slaw—with chopped dill pickles and a sweet-tart dressing featuring pickle juice.

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.

Garden Coleslaw

Garden Coleslaw

Garden Coleslaw

As soon as the first head of cabbage was barely big enough to harvest, Mom made this refreshing slaw. We kids shredded the cabbage while Mom whipped up the delicious, sweet cream dressing. —Ginny Werkmeister, Tilden NE

Sweet-Tart Freezer Coleslaw

Sweet-Tart Freezer Coleslaw

Sweet-Tart Freezer Coleslaw

Loaded with crunch, this sweet-tart slaw can be made ahead for a family gathering. There’s no mayonnaise in the dressing, so it’s perfect to take to a picnic. —Donna Sasser Hinds, Milwaukie, Oregon
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