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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.

Garden Fresh Potato Salad

Garden Fresh Potato Salad

Garden Fresh Potato Salad

A parent from a school I previously taught at gave me this recipe, and I think of that parent and child every time I make this potato salad. The salad looks beautiful, and the fresh basil vinaigrette keeps it light. —Dee Dee Calow, Warren, Illinois

Berry Delightful Spinach Salad

Berry Delightful Spinach Salad

Berry Delightful Spinach Salad

A homemade dressing and sugared pecans dress up this fruit-filled green salad. When fresh berries are out of season, try substituting dried fruits. —Bonnie Jost, Manitowoc, Wisconsin

Red Potato Salad with Lemony Vinaigrette

Red Potato Salad with Lemony Vinaigrette

Red Potato Salad with Lemony Vinaigrette

At our house, a red potato salad with lemony vinaigrette, red onion and Greek olives is a zippy improvement on the usual mayo-based salads. —Elizabeth Dehart, West Jordan, Utah
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Fresh Antipasto Salad

Fresh Antipasto Salad

Fresh Antipasto Salad

A delicious assortment of vegetables—asparagus, artichokes, broccoli, cauliflower and mushrooms—are marinated in homemade vinaigrette seasoned with garlic and fresh parsley and oregano.—Lynda Barron, McFarland, Wisconsin

Grilled Romaine Hearts

Grilled Romaine Hearts

Grilled Romaine Hearts

Romaine is a great companion for a grilled medium rare steak, but don’t leave it on the grill too long, or the leaves may scorch. —Stuart Pritchard, Commerce, Texas

Contest-Winning Roasted Red Potato Salad

Contest-Winning Roasted Red Potato Salad

Contest-Winning Roasted Red Potato Salad

“My love for Southwestern flavors led me to create this party-perfect dish. I’ve been experimenting with smoked paprika for a while and discovered that it’s an ideal addition to this recipe.”—Kelly Faust, Louisville, Kentucky

Fresh Corn & Arugula Salad

Fresh Corn & Arugula Salad

Fresh Corn & Arugula Salad

This fresh-tasting salad is known as Aunt Pammy's salad in my family. It's so colorful that it will take center stage. — Pamela Damm, South Beloit, Illinois

Pasta & Sun-Dried Tomato Salad

Pasta & Sun-Dried Tomato Salad

Pasta & Sun-Dried Tomato Salad

The beauty of orzo pasta is that it can be served warm or cold; it's an ideal dish for casual picnics and cookouts. —Dawn Williams, Scottsboro, Alabama

Blueberry Romaine Salad

Blueberry Romaine Salad

Blueberry Romaine Salad

I love to bring this delicious salad to school gatherings. The homemade dressing couldn't be simpler, so I whip it up in advance and just give it a quick toss with the other ingredients when I get to any event. —Kris Bristol, Charlotte, Michigan

Orzo-Tuna Salad with Tomatoes

Orzo-Tuna Salad with Tomatoes

Orzo-Tuna Salad with Tomatoes

Stuffed tomatoes provide endless options when you add meat, cheese, rice, veggies – or in this case, orzo. — Jenni Dise, Phoenix, Arizona

Chilled Shrimp Pasta Salad

Chilled Shrimp Pasta Salad

Chilled Shrimp Pasta Salad

This chilled salad, along with a nice cool drink, is all you need on a hot summer day. It also makes a nice side dish for sharing anytime. —Mary Price, Youngstown, Ohio
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