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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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Peach Bavarian

Peach Bavarian

Peach Bavarian

Fruit molds are my specialty. This one, with its refreshing peach taste, makes a colorful salad or dessert. —Adeline Piscitelli, Sayreville, New Jersey

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
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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

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

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Raspberry Dressing

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Raspberry Dressing

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Raspberry Dressing

Berries add a pop of color to this favorite salad that’s part of my gluten-free menu. My challenge is to keep the family from eating the sugared almonds before I add them! —Peggy Gwillim, Strasbourg, Saskatchewan —Peggy Gwillim, Strasbourg, Saskatchewan

Cherry Cranberry Salad

Cherry Cranberry Salad

Cherry Cranberry Salad

Not a Christmas goes by that Deb Amrine doesn't fix this bright molded salad. "I've taken it to many holiday dinners, and everyone loves it--even people who don't usually enjoy cranberries," she reports from Grand Haven, Michigan.

Apple Pineapple Salad

Apple Pineapple Salad

Apple Pineapple Salad

"I came up with the recipe for this fun fruit salad several years ago," shares Jessie Craven of Odessa, Missouri. "It's a refreshing change of pace for me and my husband, who's diabetic.
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