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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.

Contest-Winning Strawberry Chicken Salad

Contest-Winning Strawberry Chicken Salad

Contest-Winning Strawberry Chicken Salad

This salad is similar to one I loved at a local restaurant. When we moved away, I created my own version. It goes together in minutes and is perfect for picnics. But it makes a wonderful main dish salad anytime. --Michelle Hallock, Warwick, Rhode Island

Watermelon Tomato Salad

Watermelon Tomato Salad

Watermelon Tomato Salad

Watermelon and tomatoes may seem an unlikely pair, but they team up to make a winning combination in this eye-catching salad dressed with parsley, basil and fresh-squeezed lime. Slice up leftover watermelon for summery snacks. --Matthew Denton, Seattle, Washington

Raspberry-Chili Tuna on Greens

Raspberry-Chili Tuna on Greens

Raspberry-Chili Tuna on Greens

Kathy Hawkins of Gurnee, Illinois turns grilled tuna into something sensational with her zippy marinade featuring raspberry preserves and Thai chili sauce, a spicy staple in Thai cuisine. Serve on Romaine lettuce, garnish with fresh veggies and this entree is special enough for guests. TASTY TIP: Add baked potatoes or a crusty loaf of bread and fresh fruit cups for dessert…and dinner is served!
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Honey-Mustard Potato Salad

Honey-Mustard Potato Salad

Honey-Mustard Potato Salad

“Whenever there is a picnic or cookout, I am asked to bring this potato salad,” writes Alicia Quadrozzi from Escondido, California. “It’s tangy and a little different.”

Sour Cream Potato Salad

Sour Cream Potato Salad

Sour Cream Potato Salad

Italian dressing and horseradish make this creamy potato salad different from most, plus those ingredients really add some zip! It’s perfect for picnics or potlucks.

Victory Corn Salad

Victory Corn Salad

Victory Corn Salad

This crisp vegetable salad from our Test Kitchen adds color and unique freshness to your table.

Chilled Tomato Salad

Chilled Tomato Salad

Chilled Tomato Salad

I use homegrown veggies to make this special summer salad. It's popular at picnics.—Cathleen Bushman, Geneva, Illinois

Family Picnic Salad

Family Picnic Salad

Family Picnic Salad

The bountiful potluck at our annual family reunion includes favorites such as this salad. You can substitute Italian dressing or another type to give this dish a twist.—Barb Hausey, Independence, Missouri

Broccoli Cranberry Slaw

Broccoli Cranberry Slaw

Broccoli Cranberry Slaw

Marie Siciliano of Westerly, Rhode Island needs just four items to toss together this crunchy coleslaw that gets a sweet twist from dried cranberries. The shredded broccoli mixture is lightly coated with convenient prepared dressing.

Summer Bean Salad

Summer Bean Salad

Summer Bean Salad

I’ve been making this recipe for over 30 years, and it always seems to be a favorite. This isn’t your typical bean salad, though—the mandarin oranges make it unique and refreshing.

Southwestern Watermelon Salad

Southwestern Watermelon Salad

Southwestern Watermelon Salad

Cilantro, jicama and lime give this refreshing fruit salad created by our Taste of Home Test Kitchen a Southwestern kick.
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