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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.

Lime Strawberry Surprise

Lime Strawberry Surprise

Lime Strawberry Surprise

Eye-catching in Christmas colors, this dish looks deliciously decorative on the table. Its combination of fruitiness and nutty crunch is surprisingly simple to create. —Arline Wertz, Millington, Tennessee

Quick Antipasto Salad

Quick Antipasto Salad

Quick Antipasto Salad

I always told my sister, Karen, I'd marry a cowboy—and I did! Patrick and I had a festive farm-style wedding. My mother prepared all the side dishes, including this tongue-tingling salad. —Kendra Waterbury, East Thetford, Vermont

Golden Potato Salad

Golden Potato Salad

Golden Potato Salad

The recipe for this zippy potato salad has been in our family five generations. We always have it at outdoor suppers. Mustard gives the salad appealing color.
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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.

Red Potato Salad with Bacon

Red Potato Salad with Bacon

Red Potato Salad with Bacon

"I created this recipe while trying to find an alternative to the usual potato salad," notes Suzan Martin from Hollis, New Hampshire. Its flavor might remind you of a baked potato with all the toppings.

Colorful Coleslaw

Colorful Coleslaw

Colorful Coleslaw

We enjoy the interesting blend of flavors and textures in this crisp cabbage slaw. It adds nice color and refreshing crunch to our Christmas feast.

Broccoli Salad Supreme

Broccoli Salad Supreme

Broccoli Salad Supreme

People can't get enough of the sweet grapes and crunchy broccoli in this colorful salad. I appreciate its make-ahead convenience. —Terri Twyman, Bonanza, Oregon

Make-Ahead Coleslaw

Make-Ahead Coleslaw

Make-Ahead Coleslaw

A blend of vegetables adds pretty color and pleasant crunch to this coleslaw. It's nice to rely on do-ahead dishes like this when feeding a crowd. —Andrea Hutchison, Canton, Oklahoma

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

Caesar Chicken Potato Salad

Caesar Chicken Potato Salad

Caesar Chicken Potato Salad

Here in Texas, we seem to have summer year-round. So quick-to-fix dishes like this that get you in and out of the kitchen are popular. —Sarita Johnston, San Antonio, Texas

Minty Picnic Potato Salad

Minty Picnic Potato Salad

Minty Picnic Potato Salad

What would a picnic be without potato salad? In this recipe, mint adds a tasty twist on the traditional. Because it contains oil instead of mayonnaise, it travels well to picnics. —Sheri Neiswanger, Ravenna, Ohio
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