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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.

Sliced Tomato Salad

Sliced Tomato Salad

Sliced Tomato Salad

I got this recipe from my grandmother. It's a perfect platter to serve with burgers or hot sandwiches. —Kendal Tangedal, Plentywood, Montana

Quick Blueberry Spinach Salad

Quick Blueberry Spinach Salad

Quick Blueberry Spinach Salad

I came up with recipe while trying to use up blueberries that I didn't want to go to waste. The combination of flavors and textures are delightful.—Jan Ruiz, Yucaipa, California

Garden Vegetable Pasta Salad

Garden Vegetable Pasta Salad

Garden Vegetable Pasta Salad

My family has been fixing grilled mixed vegetables as a side dish for a long time. To make them more substantial, I added pasta. Then, to give the salad a Mediterranean flair, I tossed in some olives and feta cheese. —Tina Repak Mirilovich, Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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Fiesta Corn Chip Salad

Fiesta Corn Chip Salad

Fiesta Corn Chip Salad

Whenever I bring this corn salad to a gathering, the recipe is always requested! Quick and easy and great alongside just about any main course!

Watermelon-Blueberry Salad

Watermelon-Blueberry Salad

Watermelon-Blueberry Salad

People love the unique combination of flavors in the dressing that tops the fresh fruit. It's a very refreshing summer salad.

Wedge Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing

Wedge Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing

Wedge Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing

A wedge salad gets the creamy treatment when topped with blue cheese dressing. Keep it as a topper, or make it a dip for Buffalo wings. —Jenn Smith, East Providence, Rhode Island

Panzanella Pasta

Panzanella Pasta

Panzanella Pasta

We take classic panzanella ingredients like ripe tomatoes, peppers and olives and toss them with hot noodles for a hearty pasta dish. My kids especially like the crunchy croutons. —Ashley Pierce, Brantford, Ontario

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

Caraway Coleslaw with Citrus Mayonnaise

Caraway Coleslaw with Citrus Mayonnaise

Caraway Coleslaw with Citrus Mayonnaise

The combination of caraway and orange keeps this slaw from being anything but run-of-the-mill. I always get requests to bring a big batch to potlucks; proof positive that it's a keeper! I also like to make it a day ahead so the flavors can truly blend. —Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia

Lemon Vinaigrette Potato Salad

Lemon Vinaigrette Potato Salad

Lemon Vinaigrette Potato Salad

I developed this recipe for a friend who needed a potato salad that could withstand Fourth of July weather. The vinaigrette was a safe and delicious alternative to traditional mayonnaise-based potato salads. I've also substituted fresh thyme for the basil. Any fresh herbs would be great! —Melanie Cloyd, Mullica Hill, New Jersey

Juicy Watermelon Salad

Juicy Watermelon Salad

Juicy Watermelon Salad

This fruit salad has such a surprising yet fabulous mix of flavors that friends often ask for the recipe. Combine seedless watermelon varieties in yellow, red and pink for a colorful twist. —Heidi Haight, Macomb, Michigan
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