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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.

Summer Bean Salad

Summer Bean Salad

Summer Bean Salad

I’ve been making this recipe for over 30 years, and it always seems to be a favorite. This isn’t your typical bean salad, though—the mandarin oranges make it unique and refreshing.

Southwestern Watermelon Salad

Southwestern Watermelon Salad

Southwestern Watermelon Salad

Cilantro, jicama and lime give this refreshing fruit salad created by our Taste of Home Test Kitchen a Southwestern kick.

Mediterranean Pasta Salad

Mediterranean Pasta Salad

Mediterranean Pasta Salad

A zesty mayonnaise dressing is a deliciously different twist in this chilled salad. You can substitute fresh peas for the frozen ones if desired.
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Thai Shrimp Salad

Thai Shrimp Salad

Thai Shrimp Salad

Here's a deliciously different salad that blends grilled shrimp, a lean source of protein, with the low-calorie crunch of cucumber and onion. It's tossed and dressed with Thai flavors of sesame, cilantro, lime and refreshing mint. Annette Traverso - San Rafael, California

Mom's Special Potato Salad

Mom's Special Potato Salad

Mom's Special Potato Salad

A rich and creamy homemade dressing is the perfect base for the potatoes, celery and onion...and any other ingredients you might want to add to this traditional salad. It's always a hit. —Danielle Brandt, Ruthton, Minnesota

Marinated Three-Bean Salad

Marinated Three-Bean Salad

Marinated Three-Bean Salad

Fresh herbs and cayenne pepper provide the fantastic flavor in this marinated salad featuring fresh veggies and canned beans. —Carol Tucker, Wooster, Ohio

Creamy Potato Salad with Parseley

Creamy Potato Salad with Parseley

Creamy Potato Salad with Parseley

A tangy twist on a creamy picnic classic, this potato salad from Catherine Rausch in Palm Coast, Florida is filling, flavorful and a great addition to casual summer menus.

Watermelon and Tomato Salad

Watermelon and Tomato Salad

Watermelon and Tomato Salad

“You cannot beat this light and refreshing salad on hot summer days!” says Bev Jones in Brunswick, Missouri. “The combination of watermelon, cilantro, lime and tasty heirloom tomatoes is just unusual enough to keep folks commenting on the great flavor—and coming back for more!"

Summer Strawberry Salad

Summer Strawberry Salad

Summer Strawberry Salad

This salad is hard to beat when it comes to color, flavor and nutrition! It makes for a wonderful side on a summer day. Diane Sahley — Lakewood, Ohio

Six-Fruit Salad

Six-Fruit Salad

Six-Fruit Salad

A refreshing medley of fruits and berries goes into Paula Baglole's short and sweet recipe. “It's a favorite dessert or side salad,” she writes. “If there's any left, we have it the next morning for breakfast.”

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
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