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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.

Fresh Broccoli Salad with Lemon

Fresh Broccoli Salad with Lemon

Fresh Broccoli Salad with Lemon

The slightly sweet flavor of this salad's dressing is a great contrast to the rich bacon. You can swap in cauliflower for the broccoli if you prefer. —Janet Roth, Tempe, Arizona

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

Viva Panzanella

Viva Panzanella

Viva Panzanella

Add some white beans, and suddenly the traditional Italian bread and tomato salad is filling enough to stand on its own. It’s a great way to use fresh tomatoes from the garden or farmers market. —Patricia Levenson, Santa Ana, California
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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

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

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
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