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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.

Three-Pepper Coleslaw

Three-Pepper Coleslaw

Three-Pepper Coleslaw

“There are never any leftovers when I make this dish for a picnic, barbecue or any social gathering.” —Priscilla Gilbert, Indian Harbour Beach, Florida

Cilantro Blue Cheese Slaw

Cilantro Blue Cheese Slaw

Cilantro Blue Cheese Slaw

“Serve this slaw as a side dish to any meal, or use it to top your favorite fish taco recipe instead of lettuce and the usual toppings.” Christi Dalton — Hartsville, Tennessee

Minty Watermelon-Cucumber Salad

Minty Watermelon-Cucumber Salad

Minty Watermelon-Cucumber Salad

Capturing the fantastic flavors of summer, this refreshing, beautiful watermelon-cucumber salad will be the talk of any picnic or potluck. —Roblynn Hunnisett, Guelph, Ontario
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Makeover Cleo's Potato Salad

Makeover Cleo's Potato Salad

Makeover Cleo's Potato Salad

This recipe is perfect for family gatherings, and now that it's much healthier, you can enjoy it all summer long. Joan Hallford — North Richland Hills, Texas

Grilled Potato Antipasto Salad

Grilled Potato Antipasto Salad

Grilled Potato Antipasto Salad

Grilling the potatoes gives them a fresh and interesting flavor. With the sweet peppers, cheeses and meat, the salad is not only colorful, but hearty, too. I've served this warm, cold and at room temperature. It's fabulous at any temp. —Marianna Falce, Osceola Mills, Pennsylvania

Roasted Vegetable Salad

Roasted Vegetable Salad

Roasted Vegetable Salad

For even more flavor, mix field greens and crisp, crumbled bacon into this appealing veggie salad. Or whisk a tablespoon of honey into the dressing. Guests will love it! —Laura McAllister, Morganton, North Carolina

Grilled Vegetable Ranch Salad

Grilled Vegetable Ranch Salad

Grilled Vegetable Ranch Salad

We’re thrilled when the garden starts providing the goodies needed for this simple salad. It’s wonderful alongside grilled salmon or basic burgers and hot dogs.—Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho

Campers' Coleslaw

Campers' Coleslaw

Campers' Coleslaw

Crispy and crunchy, this traditional, no-fuss slaw makes a refreshing side dish for summer picnics and parties. —Kim Wallace, Dennison, Ohio

Fresh Fruit Medley with Honey Glaze

Fresh Fruit Medley with Honey Glaze

Fresh Fruit Medley with Honey Glaze

With a honey glaze and a hint of mint, this fresh fruit medley captures summer’s mouthwatering flavors. —Kristin Rimkus, Snohomish, Washington

Mom's Potato Salad

Mom's Potato Salad

Mom's Potato Salad

This potato salad is the best I've ever tasted. It was a favorite when I was growing up, and now it's requested whenever we throw a family barbecue. —Sally Kramer, Aloha, Oregon

Chilled Beet Salad

Chilled Beet Salad

Chilled Beet Salad

We enjoy fresh beets all summer long. This ruby-red dish is an excellent change from the typical tossed salad and pairs well with any sandwich and entree.
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