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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

Mixed Greens with Orange Juice Vinaigrette

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

Potato Salad Mold

Potato Salad Mold

Potato Salad Mold

This potato salad is the result of my combining several recipes through the years. Using a mold makes for a pretty presentation.

Provencal Bean Salad

Provencal Bean Salad

Provencal Bean Salad

Lightly coated in reduced-fat tarragon mayonnaise, this refreshing three-bean salad perks up summer meals. Every bite bursts with flavor. —Suzanne Banfield, Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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Sangria Gelatin Ring

Sangria Gelatin Ring

Sangria Gelatin Ring

This gelatin is enjoyed by everyone because you just can't go wrong with fresh berries.

Spicy Gazpacho Salad

Spicy Gazpacho Salad

Spicy Gazpacho Salad

Cool, refreshing soup becomes delicious fork food with the addition of greens. Adding more or less hot sauce can vary the heat in this salad.—Donna Marie Ryan, Topsfield, Massachusetts

Spinach Salad with Penne

Spinach Salad with Penne

Spinach Salad with Penne

Loaded with fresh greens, this delightful pasta salad fits the season perfectly. Lynnell Lowney - Waunakee, Wisconsin

Thai Pork Salad

Thai Pork Salad

Thai Pork Salad

Lime, cilantro and a little bit of heat create a unique Asian salad that’s out of this world. ”I love to try new recipes, like this one, for my husband and me,” writes Sharon Delaney-Chronis from South Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Watermelon-Blueberry Salad

Watermelon-Blueberry Salad

Watermelon-Blueberry Salad

People love the unique combination of flavors in the dressing that tops the fresh fruit in this salad. It's so refreshing on a hot summer evening. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

BLT Wedge Salad

BLT Wedge Salad

BLT Wedge Salad

The homemade dressing really makes this simple, quick-to-fix salad shine. You get so much flavor without a whole lot of work. Making the dressing in advance and refrigerating will intensify the flavor. Adding blue cheese crumbles is a great option as well.

Creamy Strawberry Salad Dressing

Creamy Strawberry Salad Dressing

Creamy Strawberry Salad Dressing

My family can't resist a sweet spinach and strawberry salad topped with this lovely dressing. Every bite smacks of summer.

Family-Favorite Hearty Macaroni Salad

Family-Favorite Hearty Macaroni Salad

Family-Favorite Hearty Macaroni Salad

My grandmother, Marguerite Lemire, makes this old-fashioned side dish for every family function. This hearty chilled salad has classic ingredients plus a bit of vinegar to give it zing.
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