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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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Grilled Greek Potato Salad

Grilled Greek Potato Salad

Grilled Greek Potato Salad

My most requested summer recipe is wonderful warm, cold or at room temperature. Because the potato salad is dressed with a vinaigrette, not mayonnaise, it's ideal for outdoor occasions. —Robin Jungers, Campbellsport, Wisconsin

Patriotic Gelatin Salad

Patriotic Gelatin Salad

Patriotic Gelatin Salad

Almost as spectacular as the fireworks, this lovely salad makes quite a "bang" at our July Fourth meal. It's exciting to serve, and our guests loved the cool fruity and creamy layers. This salad really added to my patriotic theme. —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Festive Broccoli-Cauliflower Salad

Festive Broccoli-Cauliflower Salad

Festive Broccoli-Cauliflower Salad

I came up with this recipe when unexpected company arrived and I didn't have enough lettuce and tomatoes on hand to make a traditional salad. Everyone enjoyed it so much that it became a regular at our table. —Avanell Hewitt, North Richland Hills, Texas
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Blueberry Romaine Salad

Blueberry Romaine Salad

Blueberry Romaine Salad

I love to bring this delicious salad to school gatherings. The homemade dressing couldn't be simpler, so I whip it up in advance and just give it a quick toss with the other ingredients when I get to any event. —Kris Bristol, Charlotte, Michigan

Loaded Potato Salad

Loaded Potato Salad

Loaded Potato Salad

Get a load of this: sour cream, bacon, shredded cheddar, green onions and more come together to give you all the richness of restaurant potato skins at your next picnic. —Monique Boulanger, Greenwood, Nova Scotia

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

Favorite Cucumber Salad

Favorite Cucumber Salad

Favorite Cucumber Salad

Add a fresh-tasting touch to your menu with this favorite salad. The crunchy cucumbers are tossed with onion, green pepper and a sweet-tart dressing seasoned with celery seed.—Mary Lou Boyce,Wilmington, Delaware

Potato Salad

Potato Salad

Potato Salad

I made this potato salad recipe when I worked in a small hospital. It was served in the cafeteria and to patients that were on diabetic, AHA and regular diets. —Dorothy Bayes, Sardis, Ohio

Summertime Pasta Salad

Summertime Pasta Salad

Summertime Pasta Salad

Nothing says summer quite like a cool pasta salad with loads of vegetables! Best of all, this recipe calls for frozen vegetables, so it's perfect when you don't have time to slice and dice fresh produce.

Minty Watermelon-Cucumber Salad

Minty Watermelon-Cucumber Salad

Minty Watermelon-Cucumber Salad

Capturing the fantastic flavors of summer, this refreshing, beautiful watermelon-cucumber salad will be the talk of any picnic or potluck. —Roblynn Hunnisett, Guelph, Ontario

Campers' Coleslaw

Campers' Coleslaw

Campers' Coleslaw

Crispy and crunchy, this traditional, no-fuss slaw makes a refreshing side dish for summer picnics and parties. —Kim Wallace, Dennison, Ohio
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