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Memorial Day Salad Recipes

From traditional greens to coleslaw, fruit salads and more, try these must-make recipes for your celebration.

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I use my music to promote a healthy lifestyle, like eating your veggies. This bright salad is loaded with avocado, cucumbers, tomatoes and a little heat factor. —DJ Cavem, Denver, Colorado
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Blueberry Tossed Salad

Blueberry Tossed Salad

Blueberry Tossed Salad

My friends look forward to having this salad at picnics throughout summer. It's deliciously different.

Heirloom Tomato & Zucchini Salad

Heirloom Tomato & Zucchini Salad

Heirloom Tomato & Zucchini Salad

Tomato wedges give this salad a juicy bite. It's a great use of fresh herbs and veggies from your own garden or the farmers market. —Matthew Hass, Sussex, Wisconsin

Blue Cheese & Grape Coleslaw

Blue Cheese & Grape Coleslaw

Blue Cheese & Grape Coleslaw

Dishes like coleslaw beg for a fresh approach. I update mine with almonds, grapes, blue cheese and bacon for a grand bowl of color and crunch. —Jeannine Bunge, Hartley, Iowa
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Gingered Spaghetti Salad

Gingered Spaghetti Salad

Gingered Spaghetti Salad

We love to make this chilled chicken salad brimming with veggies. Make it meatless by omitting the chicken and tossing in more edamame. —Cindy Heinbaugh, Aurora, Colorado

Crunchy Spinach Salad

Crunchy Spinach Salad

Crunchy Spinach Salad

A fresh salad is the perfect complement to any summer meal, like my grilled ribeye steaks. This salad, with its tangy dressing and crisp, crunchy ingredients, has become one of our very favorites. —Sharon Bickett, Chester, South Carolina

Summer Garden Salad

Summer Garden Salad

Summer Garden Salad

Now’s the time to raid your garden and herb patch and put together this healthy salad. A touch of mint will make your mouth water.—Jessica Reyno-Joseph, Kissimmee, Florida

Festive Tomato Wedges

Festive Tomato Wedges

Festive Tomato Wedges

Since I have a large vegetable and herb garden, many of the ingredients in this recipe are truly "homegrown". I found this simple recipe in a magazine years ago and it quickly became a favorite at family picnics. I have five married children and seven grandchildren, and they all love to come home for some of "Mom's cooking". —Wilma Purcell, Alma, Illinois

Fresh Fruit Bowl

Fresh Fruit Bowl

Fresh Fruit Bowl

The glorious colors used here make this a great summer salad. Slightly sweet and chilled, it makes a nice accompaniment to a grilled entree. —Marlon Kirst, Troy, Michigan

Mixed Greens with Orange Juice Vinaigrette

Mixed Greens with Orange Juice Vinaigrette

Mixed Greens with Orange Juice Vinaigrette

Like a string of pearls on a little black dress, a vinaigrette is a classic way to dress a salad. A little oil, a little vinegar, a tangy infusion of orange juice and a sprinkle of orange peel are just enough - and not too much. —Kristin Bataille, Stamford, Connecticut

Dee's Grilled Tuna with Greens

Dee's Grilled Tuna with Greens

Dee's Grilled Tuna with Greens

Slices of moist, tender tuna top this colorful combination of fresh spinach, grape tomatoes, corn and edamame (green soy beans). The tangy vinaigrette sparks the salad’s flavors. —Delawrence Reed, Durham, North Carolina

Layered Fruit Salad

Layered Fruit Salad

Layered Fruit Salad

This colorful salad is a real eye-catcher, and it tastes as good as it looks. Fresh fruit is always a welcome side dish with a summer meal. The addition of oranges and grapefruit gives this salad a different twist. -Page Alexander, Baldwin City, Kansas
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