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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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Marinated Vegetable Salad

Marinated Vegetable Salad

Marinated Vegetable Salad

This recipe is so versatile because you can use whatever vegetables you family prefers. It's a nice change from typical mayonnaise-based salads. —Rita Wagers, Emporia, Kansas

Mediterranean Broccoli Slaw

Mediterranean Broccoli Slaw

Mediterranean Broccoli Slaw

“The kalamata olives give an extra zip to this slaw, but for convenience, a 4-ounce can of sliced black olives is just great!” Nancy Hammond — Beverly Hills, Michigan

Mint-Cream Fruit Topping

Mint-Cream Fruit Topping

Mint-Cream Fruit Topping

For a different spin on a typical fruit salad, try this creamy mint sauce from Diane Hixon of Niceville, Florida. It’s delicious dolloped on orange slices and other fresh fruit. TIP: “In summer, it’s very refreshing served over melon, strawberries and red and green grapes,” Diane notes.
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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

Raspberry Pecan Chicken Salad

Raspberry Pecan Chicken Salad

Raspberry Pecan Chicken Salad

I gave this sweet-savory chicken salad a little zip with Chinese five-spice powder, which tastes a bit like pumpkin pie spice. Sprinkle some on roasted carrots for an awesome meal. —Lisa Renshaw, Kansas City, Missouri

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

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. It's a very refreshing summer salad.
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