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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.

Waldorf Salad with Dates

Waldorf Salad with Dates

Waldorf Salad with Dates

“For extra taste and texture, I added dates to the original recipe for this popular salad,” writes Mary Kirner of Aurora, Illinois. “The combination is a nice fit for autumn meals.”

Grandma's Spinach Salad

Grandma's Spinach Salad

Grandma's Spinach Salad

This was my grandma’s favorite salad. It’s colorful and has a sweet-sour blend to tempt any taste buds. Even my kids like it (don’t tell them spinach is good for them)! With the increasing popularity of spinach, more farmers in our state are growing this crop than ever before.

Tarragon Coleslaw

Tarragon Coleslaw

Tarragon Coleslaw

THE tangy, tart dressing contributes to making this slaw more flavorful overnight or even the third day. Slightly colored by paprika, it's an attractive addition with barbecue meats or any other meat dish.
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Hearty Spinach Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing

Hearty Spinach Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing

Hearty Spinach Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing

This warm and hearty spinach and bacon salad created by our Test Kitchen offers cold-weather comfort at any meal. The glossy dressing features a hint of celery seed for a special touch.

Chicken Pasta Salad for Four

Chicken Pasta Salad for Four

Chicken Pasta Salad for Four

Santa himself might find it hard to resist this hearty, colorful chicken salad packed with veggies, pasta and flavor. Our Test Kitchen added just the right touch of heat to warm and welcome friends and family in from the cold! TIP: This versatile recipe can be varied for all seasons of the year by adding hard-cooked eggs, different meats, such as turkey, ham, tuna or shrimp…even by changing the nuts and vegetables to whatever you have on hand!

Pistachio Lettuce Salad

Pistachio Lettuce Salad

Pistachio Lettuce Salad

This colorful salad is topped with a drizzle of delicious honey-and-ginger vinaigrette. You’re sure to bring home an empty bowl.

Quick Rice Salad

Quick Rice Salad

Quick Rice Salad

This recipe makes a nice change from potato salad, and it goes well with any main meal.

Honey Garlic Dressing

Honey Garlic Dressing

Honey Garlic Dressing

The apple and garlic flavors balance well in this sweet, honey infused dressing from Janet Morgan-Cavallaro of Pincourt, Quebec that would be great on a spinach and fruit salad, as well as mixed greens.

Fast Turkey Salad

Fast Turkey Salad

Fast Turkey Salad

When the heat of summer hits, I want to spend time with my family, not with my oven! So I'll often cook a turkey breast, then dice and freeze leftovers for fast hearty dishes like this.

Quick Apple Cottage Cheese Salad

Quick Apple Cottage Cheese Salad

Quick Apple Cottage Cheese Salad

This refreshing salad is a welcome addition to any potluck or buffet. I always receive recipe requests and come home with an empty bowl...two great compliments for any cook!

Corn Coleslaw

Corn Coleslaw

Corn Coleslaw

My mother gave this recipe to me. It's one my husband and two daughters ask for often in summer, especially when we're having a grilled meal.
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