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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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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

Turkey Ramen Noodle Salad

Turkey Ramen Noodle Salad

Turkey Ramen Noodle Salad

My husband and I make this awesome salad together—he does the chopping. When we bring it to potlucks, we pack the ramen and almonds separately and toss them in right before it's time to dish up. They stay nice and crunchy that way. —Kristen Pallant, Big Arm, Montana

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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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.

Grilled Red Potato Salad with Blue Cheese and Bacon

Grilled Red Potato Salad with Blue Cheese and Bacon

Grilled Red Potato Salad with Blue Cheese and Bacon

Grilling potatoes is an all too rare means of preparing America's most popular vegetable. And nothing says summer like grilling and potato salad. The blue cheese and bacon give a unique twist on the traditional side dish. —Lindsay Sprunk, Noblesville, Indiana

Grilled Salmon Salad

Grilled Salmon Salad

Grilled Salmon Salad

For a cool summer supper, try this fresh-tasting salmon salad, created by our Test Kitchen staff. Lightly dressed with tangy raspberry vinegar, it gets a little crunch from onion and celery.

Red, White and Blueberry Salad

Red, White and Blueberry Salad

Red, White and Blueberry Salad

Lovely and layered, this delightful gelatin salad rounds out any meal fruitfully. "Originally my grandmother's recipe. I regularly make it for potlucks," details. Linnea Tucker of Dolores, Colorado. "I believe my father would eat the entire dish himself it I let him!"

Zucchini Salad

Zucchini Salad

Zucchini Salad

My husband and I have a big garden and grow a variety of vegetables, including lots of zucchini. That abundant summer produce stars in this simple salad. —Shirley Smith, Wichita, Kansas

Strawberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Strawberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Strawberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

My family really enjoys this refreshing salad. If strawberries aren’t available, you can substitute mandarin oranges and dried cranberries. —Irene Keller, Kalamazoo, Michigan

Bacon Macaroni Salad

Bacon Macaroni Salad

Bacon Macaroni Salad

This pleasing pasta salad is like eating a BLT in a bowl. Chock-full of crispy crumbled bacon, chopped tomato, celery and green onion, the sensational salad is draped in a tangy mayonnaise and vinegar dressing. It's a real crowd pleaser! —Norene Wright, Manilla, Indiana
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