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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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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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Calypso Coleslaw

Calypso Coleslaw

Calypso Coleslaw

“My family loves this coleslaw variation,” writes Cathy Heacox, Sikeston of Missouri. Its refreshing flavor and speedy prep make it ideal for backyard barbeques.

Favorite Broccoli Salad

Favorite Broccoli Salad

Favorite Broccoli Salad

"Fresh tasting...so colorful...delicious dressing" are some of the compliments I get whenever I serve this broccoli salad with a meal or take it to a church dinner. Although I use many other good salad recipes, I'm especially fond of this one. —Esther Shank, Harrisonville, Virginia

Grandma's Spinach Salad

Grandma's Spinach Salad

Grandma's Spinach Salad

With all its fresh ingredients, this pretty salad was my grandma’s favorite. Even my little ones like it (but don’t tell them spinach is good for them)! —Shelley Riebel, Armada, Michigan

Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad

Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad

Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad

Whenever we're invited to potlucks, I'm always asked to bring a salad because people know it's one of my specialties. This dish is especially good on summer days when it's too hot to cook on the stove. -Deb Weisberger Mullett Lake, Michigan

Holiday Ribbon Gelatin

Holiday Ribbon Gelatin

Holiday Ribbon Gelatin

Layers of red and green make this festive salad a favorite during the Christmas season. Kids are sure to find it fun to eat, and adults will enjoy the combination of sweet-tart flavors. —Jenny Hughson, Mitchell, Nebraska

Honey Fruit Salad

Honey Fruit Salad

Honey Fruit Salad

A light honey and lime dressing brings out the flavor of canned and fresh fruits. This is a colorful addition to any early-morning meal.

Layered Salad for a Crowd

Layered Salad for a Crowd

Layered Salad for a Crowd

This salad is a favorite of my three sons. I took it to a luncheon honoring our school district’s food service manager, and she asked for the recipe. I like to make the dressing the day before so the flavors blend together. —Linda Ashley, Leesburg, Georgia

Mixed Bean Salad

Mixed Bean Salad

Mixed Bean Salad

Making this colorful salad a day ahead gives it time to marinate. We love its flavorful tangy-sweet dressing.
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