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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.

Herb-Garden Potato Salad

Herb-Garden Potato Salad

Herb-Garden Potato Salad

Switch up the herbs combination if you desire—I sometimes swap out fresh tarragon for the dill. —Debra Keil, Owasso, Oklahoma

Garden Spinach-Potato Salad

Garden Spinach-Potato Salad

Garden Spinach-Potato Salad

Not only is this summer side dish something to look at, it's a treat for the taste buds, too. The medley of textures and garden-fresh ingredients perfectly compliment one another for a delightfully different potato salad. —Marilyn Haynes, Sylacauga, Alabama

Broccoli & Apple Salad

Broccoli & Apple Salad

Broccoli & Apple Salad

My creamy spin on veggie salad makes a crunchy, cool side dish. —Lynn Cluff, Littlefield, Arizona
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Raspberry Pecan Chicken Salad

Raspberry Pecan Chicken Salad

Raspberry Pecan Chicken Salad

I gave this sweet-savory chicken salad a little zip with Chinese five-spice powder, which tastes a bit like pumpkin pie spice. Sprinkle some on roasted carrots for an awesome meal. —Lisa Renshaw, Kansas City, Missouri

Grilled Mediterranean Eggplant & Tomato Salad

Grilled Mediterranean Eggplant & Tomato Salad

Grilled Mediterranean Eggplant & Tomato Salad

A friend of mine served a delicious grilled eggplant salad when she had me over for dinner, and I was so inspired that I went home and re-created it! —Jenn Tidwell, Fair Oaks, California

Garden Tomato Salad

Garden Tomato Salad

Garden Tomato Salad

For as long as I can remember, Mom made a salad of tomatoes and cucumbers. Now I make it whenever beautiful tomatoes are in reach. —Shannon Arthur, Wheelersburg, OH

Apple Salad with Tzatziki Dressing

Apple Salad with Tzatziki Dressing

Apple Salad with Tzatziki Dressing

My vegetarian friend inspired me to create this dish when she was longing for a great Gyro with lots of cucumber. I made this salad instead, with some pita bread for scooping, and it turned out to be a real treat.—Aysha Schurman, Ammon, Idaho

Roasted Sweet and Gold Potato Salad

Roasted Sweet and Gold Potato Salad

Roasted Sweet and Gold Potato Salad

To make my potato salad look bright and taste extra-festive, I add Mexicorn and black beans. With the zesty dressing, it’s the best!—Jeannie Trudell, Del Norte, Colorado

Italian Fresh Vegetable Salad

Italian Fresh Vegetable Salad

Italian Fresh Vegetable Salad

Garden-fresh veggies are a hit at community potlucks. I carry the dressing in a mason jar to add just before serving. — Jeanette Hildebrand, Stafford, Kansas

Judy's Macaroni Salad

Judy's Macaroni Salad

Judy's Macaroni Salad

After finding this vintage macaroni salad years ago, I tweaked the flavor and bumped up the pickles. Tuck it inside your picnic basket. —Elizabeth Kirchgatter, Maysville, Kentucky

BLT Salad for Two

BLT Salad for Two

BLT Salad for Two

“This simple pasta salad is a favorite of everyone I know! I like to keep the ingredients in separate containers in the fridge. Just toss together for one or more servings whenever needed.” —Mary Sigfusson, Mankato, Minnesota
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