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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.

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
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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

Honey-Lime Berry Salad

Honey-Lime Berry Salad

Honey-Lime Berry Salad

I picked up this dish a couple of years ago, and really like the mint and fruit combo. Cilantro is one of my summer favorites so sometimes I use it instead. Turns out, this recipe's really two in one! —Kayla Spence, Wilber, Nebraska

Special Summer Berry Medley

Special Summer Berry Medley

Special Summer Berry Medley

No matter how big the meal, folks always find room for this delightfully “special” dessert from Nancy Whitford, Edwards, New York. "With its hint of citrus and mint, this medley makes a light pretty side dish at casual cookouts or potlucks," Nancy says. "Best of all, it’s as fast and easy to make as it is to clean up!"

Berry Gelatin Mold

Berry Gelatin Mold

Berry Gelatin Mold

This refreshing gelatin mold is delicious and always a big hit! For a patriotic buffet, I add a scoop of frozen whipped topping, then place a fancy-cut strawberry and a sprinkling of blueberries for festive, red-white-and-blue color. —Anne Marie Papineau, Hanover, Connecticut

Grape Pasta Salad

Grape Pasta Salad

Grape Pasta Salad

“This recipe has been very popular in my family!” says Tia Crosson of Las Vegas, Nevada. “It's super-easy and inexpensive to make. Everyone is always impressed.” The grapes and broccoli give a delightful twist to plain pasta salad.

Pineapple-Blueberry Gelatin Salad

Pineapple-Blueberry Gelatin Salad

Pineapple-Blueberry Gelatin Salad

My husband has a green thumb, and our blueberry bushes are proof of his fruitful endeavors. This is one of our family’s favorite blueberry dishes.

Colorful Gazpacho Salad

Colorful Gazpacho Salad

Colorful Gazpacho Salad

The combination of flavors from the tomatoes, jicama and cilantro make this salad great for picnics, potlucks, cookouts and salad buffets. It is delicious.—Brenda Hoffman, Stanton, Michigan
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