July 4th Salad Recipes

From coleslaw and greens to recipes for watermelon, broccoli, potato and pasta salads, these festive dishes are sure to please.

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Mixed Greens with Orange Juice Vinaigrette

Like a string of pearls on a little black dress, a vinaigrette is a classic way to dress a salad. A little oil, a little vinegar, a tangy infusion of orange juice and a sprinkle of orange peel are just enough - and not too much. —Kristin Bataille, Stamford, Connecticut
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Roasted Sweet and Gold Potato Salad

Roasted Sweet and Gold Potato Salad

Roasted Sweet and Gold Potato Salad

To make my potato salad look bright and taste extra-festive, I add Mexicorn and black beans. With the zesty dressing, it’s the best!—Jeannie Trudell, Del Norte, Colorado

Sweet and Tangy Pasta Salad

Sweet and Tangy Pasta Salad

Sweet and Tangy Pasta Salad

June Herke WATERTOWN, SOUTH DAKOTA I’m a retired farmwife and one of 16 children. I learned lots about cooking from my mother. This recipe is my version of a much simpler one.

French Dressing with Tomatoes

French Dressing with Tomatoes

French Dressing with Tomatoes

Every time I make this recipe that I received from my mother-in-law, it takes me back to the country. I can see myself in the garden among all of those fresh tomatoes. How good they are, plucked right off the vine.
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Crunchy Spinach Salad

Crunchy Spinach Salad

Crunchy Spinach Salad

A fresh salad is the perfect complement to any summer meal, like my grilled ribeye steaks. This salad, with its tangy dressing and crisp, crunchy ingredients, has become one of our very favorites. —Sharon Bickett, Chester, South Carolina

Heirloom Tomato & Zucchini Salad

Heirloom Tomato & Zucchini Salad

Heirloom Tomato & Zucchini Salad

Tomato wedges give this salad a juicy bite. It's a great use of fresh herbs and veggies from your own garden or the farmers market. —Matthew Hass, Sussex, Wisconsin

Layered Fruit Salad

Layered Fruit Salad

Layered Fruit Salad

This colorful salad is a real eye-catcher, and it tastes as good as it looks. Fresh fruit is always a welcome side dish with a summer meal. The addition of oranges and grapefruit gives this salad a different twist. -Page Alexander, Baldwin City, Kansas

Fresh Fruit Bowl

Fresh Fruit Bowl

Fresh Fruit Bowl

"THE CROWINING GLORY of my aunt's breakfast table was this delightful bowl of fresh fruit. The glorious colors provided the perfect accent to her antique dishes and white linen tablecloth. Bite-sized pieces of melon were prepared the night before, slightly sweetened with corn syrup, and chilled in the icebox. The other fruits were added just prior to serving, making this dish a light, colorful complement to our breakfast."

Healthy Potato Salad

Healthy Potato Salad

Healthy Potato Salad

"Here's a heart-healthy version of my longtime favorite potato salad recipe," says Pat Potter, Calumet City, Illinois. "It's colorful and chock-full of good crunchy ingredients."

Summer Garden Salad

Summer Garden Salad

Summer Garden Salad

Now’s the time to raid your garden and herb patch and put together this healthy salad. A touch of mint will make your mouth water.—Jessica Reyno-Joseph, Kissimmee, Florida

Grilled Portobello Spinach Salad

Grilled Portobello Spinach Salad

Grilled Portobello Spinach Salad

Grilled portobellos add a healthy heartiness to this meatless main-dish salad. —Thomas McCleary • Kansas City, Kansas

Crowd-Pleasing Potato Salad

Crowd-Pleasing Potato Salad

Crowd-Pleasing Potato Salad

Everyone loves potato salad but not everyone can enjoy it. This recipe allows everyone, no matter what their diet, to enjoy potato salad.—Marcille Meyer, Battle Creek, Nebraska
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