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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.

Festive Cabbage Salad

Festive Cabbage Salad

Festive Cabbage Salad

Our family doesn’t care for traditional coleslaw, but this cabbage salad always has them begging for more. It’s great for picnics and tailgate parties.

Banana Split Fruit Salad

Banana Split Fruit Salad

Banana Split Fruit Salad

Let these whimsical parfaits celebrate the end of a work week and the beginning of a wonderful weekend! Watermelon, bananas and raspberries make for a tasty and healthy treat.

Sweet 'n' Sour Coleslaw

Sweet 'n' Sour Coleslaw

Sweet 'n' Sour Coleslaw

Barbara Keith’s Sweet 'n' Sour Coleslaw comes together in just five minutes and brings bright flavor and crunch to the menu. “This was my mother’s recipe, and I’m always asked to share it,” she writes from Faucett, Missouri.
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Red, White and Bleu Slaw

Red, White and Bleu Slaw

Red, White and Bleu Slaw

This refreshing salad is perfect for Fourth of July celebrations—or any time at all. The blend of flavors is wonderful. I use this coleslaw recipe as often as I can…it's just simply the best! —Bonnie Hawkins, Elkhorn, Wisconsin

Mexican Shrimp Salad

Mexican Shrimp Salad

Mexican Shrimp Salad

Yummy shrimp for a salad, but you could also serve it with tortillas or with Mexican rice. Jalapeno and chili powder lend just the right amount of heat and a wonderful aroma! —Marie Bason, Bend, Oregon

Grilled Chicken on Greens with Citrus Dressing

Grilled Chicken on Greens with Citrus Dressing

Grilled Chicken on Greens with Citrus Dressing

If you love the flavors of the Southwest - cumin, chili powder, a little cayenne heat - this versatile recipe for grilled chicken with fresh red and green peppers gives you something more. Discover a spicy dressing that keeps well in the refrigerator, for those days when you're running late and just want a salad, or an unexpected picnic pops up. —Therese Anderson, Pine City, Minnesota

Feta Romaine Salad

Feta Romaine Salad

Feta Romaine Salad

My friend Cathy, who is of Greek heritage, prepared this simple salad for me. She served it with lamb chops and pitas—what a classic Mediterranean meal! —Michael Volpatt, San Francisco, CA

Potluck Pasta Salad

Potluck Pasta Salad

Potluck Pasta Salad

“This dish is a hit and it keeps beautifully in the refrigerator for days,” says Erika Shupe of Mount Vernon, Washington. “With pasta, veggies and cheese, it’s a complete meal that’s filling and flavorful!”

Berry Yogurt Cups

Berry Yogurt Cups

Berry Yogurt Cups

Blueberries and strawberries jazz up plain yogurt in this perfect-for-summer easy dessert. Use this combination, or any of your favorite fruit!—Shannon Mink of Columbus, Ohio

Watermelon Beetle Convertible

Watermelon Beetle Convertible

Watermelon Beetle Convertible

What could be cooler than a convertible in the summer? You'll have so much fun when you make this watermelon version. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Peppery Vegetable Salad

Peppery Vegetable Salad

Peppery Vegetable Salad

I've had to find some great recipes to use all the harvest our large garden produces every year, including this colorful combination. It's loaded with crunch and well-seasoned flavor. —Andrea Sheatz, Knox, Pennsylvania
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