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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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Bacon & Egg Potato Salad

Bacon & Egg Potato Salad

Bacon & Egg Potato Salad

Vinegar and lemon juice add a slightly tangy taste to this creamy potato salad. It's wonderful with baked beans and barbecue. —Melissa Davies, Clermont, Florida

Shrimp Pasta Salad

Shrimp Pasta Salad

Shrimp Pasta Salad

I adore shrimp, so to have it sneak into a pasta salad is a real treat for me. The combination of lemon-dill sauce over chilled pasta is so refreshing. —Traci Wynne, Denver Pennsylvania

Tangy Watermelon Salad

Tangy Watermelon Salad

Tangy Watermelon Salad

The refreshing blend of watermelon, red onions and a splash of citrus always does me proud at picnics and potlucks. I like to prepare it a day ahead so the flavors have a chance to blend, and I use the rind as a colorful serving bowl. If you're short on time, simply substitute any bottled citrus vinaigrette. —Alisha Duncan, Blanchard, Oklahoma
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Roasted Potato & Green Bean Salad

Roasted Potato & Green Bean Salad

Roasted Potato & Green Bean Salad

I made this salad to take advantage of in-season fresh potatoes, onions, and green beans. It’s a perfect twist on the tangy German potato salad my mom used to make. —Blair Lonergan, Rochelle, VA

Dublin Potato Salad

Dublin Potato Salad

Dublin Potato Salad

You may never go back to "plain" potato salad once you've tried this recipe—I haven't! Dublin Potato Salad goes great with lots of different foods as a side dish. But it's also hearty enough to be a meal in itself. When there's time, I prepare it ahead and let the flavors blend. —Kathy Scott, Lingle, Wyoming

Patriotic Taco Salad

Patriotic Taco Salad

Patriotic Taco Salad

One year, my daughter decided to celebrate her July birthday with a patriotic theme. This colorful and refreshing salad was the main dish on the menu. The kids gobbled it up! —Glenda Jarboe, Oroville, California

BLT Salad with Pasta

BLT Salad with Pasta

BLT Salad with Pasta

“This simple pasta salad is great for gatherings and 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

Creamy Grilled Potato Salad

Creamy Grilled Potato Salad

Creamy Grilled Potato Salad

“I grill just about everything in the summer to avoid turning on my oven—including this creamy potato salad. My friends have dubbed this ‘The Best Potato Salad You’ll Ever Put in Your Mouth!”—and I love that!” —Gayle Robinson, Carrolton, Georgia

Garden Coleslaw

Garden Coleslaw

Garden Coleslaw

As soon as the first head of cabbage was barely big enough to harvest, Mom made this refreshing slaw. We kids shredded the cabbage while Mom whipped up the delicious, sweet cream dressing. —Ginny Werkmeister, Tilden NE

Mom's Special Potato Salad

Mom's Special Potato Salad

Mom's Special Potato Salad

A rich and creamy homemade dressing is the perfect base for the potatoes, celery and onion...and any other ingredients you might want to add to this traditional salad. It's always a hit. —Danielle Brandt, Ruthton, Minnesota

Summer Macaroni Salad

Summer Macaroni Salad

Summer Macaroni Salad

When we grill, my mother asks me to make the family macaroni salad. To make it extra creamy, I like to keep a small amount of dressing separate and stir it in just before serving. —Carly Curtin, Ellicott City, Maryland
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