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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.

Easy Layered Salad

Easy Layered Salad

Easy Layered Salad

Because I enjoy spending a fair amount of time in the kitchen, our kids have also learned to like cooking. All four kids make this salad together and take pride in serving it to the family.—Marsha Ransom, South Haven, Michigan

Patriotic Gelatin Salad

Patriotic Gelatin Salad

Patriotic Gelatin Salad

Almost as spectacular as the fireworks, this lovely salad makes quite a "bang" at our July Fourth meal. It's exciting to serve, and our guests loved the cool fruity and creamy layers. This salad really added to my patriotic theme.—Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Creamy Garlic Dressing

Creamy Garlic Dressing

Creamy Garlic Dressing

This zippy dressing gives a refreshing warm-weather salad added punch. The wonderful garlic taste comes through as this creamy mixture coats the lettuce beautifully.—Sally Holbrook, Pasadena, California
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Picnic Coleslaw

Picnic Coleslaw

Picnic Coleslaw

I usually prepare this distinctive, colorful coleslaw for picnics, block parties and potlucks. No matter where I take this tasty dish, people are always asking for the recipe. The bacon adds rich flavor to the fresh crisp carrots and cabbage. Plus, it travels well. —Karen Page, St. Louis, Missouri

Herbed Salad Dressing

Herbed Salad Dressing

Herbed Salad Dressing

I'm avid gardener, and thyme is one of my favorite things to grow. A few years ago, I even published a cookbook featuring herb tips and recipes. In this recipe, aromatic thyme really shines.—

Easy Low Fat Potato Salad

Easy Low Fat Potato Salad

Easy Low Fat Potato Salad

Low-fat Potato Salad comes from Paula Pelis, Rocky Point, New York. "Everyone likes this crunchy, refreshing salad," Paula says.

Strawberry Onion Salad

Strawberry Onion Salad

Strawberry Onion Salad

"The color and sweetness fresh berries add to this lovely salad make it perfect for company," says Ruth Benning. When strawberries are out of season, this Hamburg, New York cook suggests using fresh orange sections instead.

Zesty Spinach Salad

Zesty Spinach Salad

Zesty Spinach Salad

The Leafy Greens Council promotes good-for-you spinach with savory salad recipes like this one, which includes crisp radishes and bacon along with a tangy, quick-to-mix dressing.

Raisin Cheese Slaw

Raisin Cheese Slaw

Raisin Cheese Slaw

Crisp cabbage and raisins comprise this salad from the California Raisin Board.

Ranch Salad

Ranch Salad

Ranch Salad

A blend of blue cheese and ranch salad dressings gives the vegetables in this salad a tangy taste. It makes a big batch, so I often take it to potlucks.—Marlene Thompson, Winchester, Ohio

Coleslaw for 50

Coleslaw for 50

Coleslaw for 50

With this tried-and-true recipe, you can steer clear of the deli counter and make homemade coleslaw with confidence. It pairs well with any entree, and it's cheaper than store-bought, too.—Marjorie Arp, Walnut, Iowa
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