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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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Spinach Bean Salad with Maple Dressing

Spinach Bean Salad with Maple Dressing

Spinach Bean Salad with Maple Dressing

Warm maple dressing slightly wilts the spinach in this salad, giving it a delightful texture and flavor. Sally writes, “This is quick and easy to make, plus it's healthy and very tasty!” Sally Maloney - Dallas, Georgia

Tuna Macaroni Salad

Tuna Macaroni Salad

Tuna Macaroni Salad

"This jazzed-up tuna recipe came from a nutritionist I worked with at a prenatal clinic," writes Mary pat Eck from Cincinnati, Ohio. "It's so full of protein and flavor that we shared it with many of our clients."

Creamy Tropical Fruit Salad

Creamy Tropical Fruit Salad

Creamy Tropical Fruit Salad

Teri Lindquist of Gurnee, Illinois says: “I needed a speedy salad for a luncheon recently, used what I had available and everyone loved it! Light, fluffy and full of fruit, this salad could double as a healthy dessert. You can also tuck it into the kids’ lunchboxes for a fun school-day treat.”
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7 Layer Gelatin Salad

7 Layer Gelatin Salad

7 Layer Gelatin Salad

Here's an eye-catching salad that my mother makes for Christmas dinner each year. You can choose different flavors to make other color combinations for specific holidays or other gatherings. -Jan Hemness, Stockton, Missouri

Blueberry Gelatin Salad

Blueberry Gelatin Salad

Blueberry Gelatin Salad

People request this layered treat for potlucks all the time. This dish can be served as either a salad or a dessert. And preparing it a day ahead makes it taste even better! —Mildred Livingston, Phoenix, Arizona

Mustard Potato Salad

Mustard Potato Salad

Mustard Potato Salad

This dish is so fast to put together and it will disappear that fast also. It works well at any potluck.—American Egg Board, Linda Braun, Park Ridge, Illinois

Broccoli Bacon Salad

Broccoli Bacon Salad

Broccoli Bacon Salad

Try this salad with baked ham or pork roast. I like serving it at Sunday dinners. My family just loves it—especially our 6-year-old grandson!—and our friends rave about its taste, too. I learned to cook from my grandmother (she was an expert!). New recipes are still fun to me 40 years later. My husband and I have four grown children...he's looking to retire soon.

Chicken Salad with a Twist

Chicken Salad with a Twist

Chicken Salad with a Twist

This colorful salad will disappear fast at your next potluck. I got the recipe from my cousin, who always has great dishes at her parties...and this recipe is no exception! —Valerie Hotl Cartersville, Georgia

Cottage Cheese Fluff

Cottage Cheese Fluff

Cottage Cheese Fluff

Canned fruit and packaged gelatin are the convenient keys to this dish. It's not your ordinary salad. You can vary the flavor of gelatin or the type of fruits to suit your family's tastes.—Annette Self, Junction City, Ohio

Potato Salad with Bacon

Potato Salad with Bacon

Potato Salad with Bacon

My young nephew refuses to eat any potato salad but mine! Italian salad dressing, sour cream and bacon give it a one-of-a-kind flavor.

Ranch Chicken and Cheddar Salad

Ranch Chicken and Cheddar Salad

Ranch Chicken and Cheddar Salad

Serving salad for dinner tonight is anything but skimpy. There's chicken and cheese in every bite, and celery and apples give it a great crunch. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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