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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.

Refreshing Tropical Fruit Salad

Refreshing Tropical Fruit Salad

Refreshing Tropical Fruit Salad

Want a family-friendly side dish? This colorful medley is kid-pleasing and a great way to encourage healthy eating. —Sharon Ricci, Spooner, Wisconsin

Poppy Seed Slaw

Poppy Seed Slaw

Poppy Seed Slaw

This colorful side can be put together in minutes for a tasty accompaniment to any backyard barbecue. —Mary McRae, Coldwater, Michigan

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
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Ravishing Radish Salad

Ravishing Radish Salad

Ravishing Radish Salad

Here is a recipe that showcases radishes in all their glory. The fresh, crunchy salad really complements grilled entrees.—Maggie Ruddy, Altoona, Iowa

Basmati Rice Confetti Salad

Basmati Rice Confetti Salad

Basmati Rice Confetti Salad

My step-mom passed this recipe to me, and it's so simple to put together. We like this salad served cold, so I let it sit in the fridge for about a half hour, but it's also great served warm.

Veggie Lovers Combo Salad

Veggie Lovers Combo Salad

Veggie Lovers Combo Salad

Here's a terrific way to eat a garden's worth of veggies. Use up to 5 cups of the freshest stuff on hand. —Marianne Taylor, South Hadley, Massachusetts

Honeydew Salad with Lime Dressing

Honeydew Salad with Lime Dressing

Honeydew Salad with Lime Dressing

Green is my favorite color, and this refreshing salad with grapes, cucumber and kiwi is green to the max. If you want more, add green apples and pears. —Melissa McCabe, Long Beach, California

Creamy Red Potato Salad

Creamy Red Potato Salad

Creamy Red Potato Salad

We love red potatoes for color and shape in a perfect combo with radishes, green onions and a touch of vinegar. —Betsy King, Duluth, Minnesota

Colorful Spiral Pasta Salad

Colorful Spiral Pasta Salad

Colorful Spiral Pasta Salad

Tackle gatherings to go with a bright pasta salad. This tricolor toss-up with broccoli, tomatoes, olives and a hardworking dressing is the easiest one you could take. —Amanda Cable, Boxford, Massachusetts

Red Potato Salad with Smoked Salmon

Red Potato Salad with Smoked Salmon

Red Potato Salad with Smoked Salmon

When you serve this creamy potato salad your guests will be delighted with the add flavor that the smoked salmon lends to it. You can also use smoked trout in place of the salmon.—Mary Ann Lee, Clifton Park, New York

Boston Lettuce Salad with Green Goddess Dressing

Boston Lettuce Salad with Green Goddess Dressing

Boston Lettuce Salad with Green Goddess Dressing

Spinach gives this luscious, fresh-tasting salad dressing its green color. The slightly licorice flavor from the tarragon complements the salad greens.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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