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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.

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Pecan Sweet Potato Salad

Pecan Sweet Potato Salad

Pecan Sweet Potato Salad

A new twist on an old favorite, this tasty, easy-to-make sweet potato salad is sure to be the talk of your gathering. —Patricia Swart, Bridgeton, New Jersey

Refreshing Grilled Chicken Salad

Refreshing Grilled Chicken Salad

Refreshing Grilled Chicken Salad

“This recipe is light, zippy and flavorful. It's a nice healthy salad that's great for a luncheon with friends.” And with blueberries, walnuts and olive oil, it's nutritionally exceptional, too. Denise Rasmussen - Salina, Kansas

Sesame Green Bean Salad

Sesame Green Bean Salad

Sesame Green Bean Salad

Someone asks for the recipe for this chilled salad every time I make it. It's a refreshing salad that's great for potlucks and other get-togethers. —Terri McKay of New Bern, North Carolina
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Simple Cabbage Slaw

Simple Cabbage Slaw

Simple Cabbage Slaw

When I was growing up, my father would make this salad as part of our Sunday dinner. Now I carry on the tradition with my own family. —Sandra Lampe, Muscatine, Iowa

Spring Greens with Berries

Spring Greens with Berries

Spring Greens with Berries

My busy sister-in-law gave me this refreshing salad recipe years ago, and it quickly became a favorite with my family—just as it is with hers. It's crisp, colorful, goes together in a snap and complements a variety of entrees. Plus, the dressing can be refrigerated several days for make-ahead convenience. —Vikki Peck, Poland, Ohio

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

Vinaigrette Coleslaw

Vinaigrette Coleslaw

Vinaigrette Coleslaw

"Coleslaw is one of my husband's favorite side dishes," says Shirley Glaab from Hattiesburg, Mississippi. "We love this version because it's not as sweet as other slaws, but it's very colorful and the ingredients always make our mouths water."

Al Fresco Watermelon Salad

Al Fresco Watermelon Salad

Al Fresco Watermelon Salad

This unique onion and watermelon salad makes appearances at many family gatherings in summer. The savory seasonings complement every bite of sweet melon.

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

Wagon Wheel Pasta Salad

Wagon Wheel Pasta Salad

Wagon Wheel Pasta Salad

Summertime gatherings aren't complete without a refreshing pasta salad. This tasty version features a mayonnaise and picante dressing.

Arugula Salad with Berry Dressing

Arugula Salad with Berry Dressing

Arugula Salad with Berry Dressing

My family enjoys this refreshing salad during the spring and summer months. Sweet strawberries balance the slightly tart balsamic dressing.—Jennifer Kunz, Troy, Michigan
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