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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.

Chopped Garden Salad

Chopped Garden Salad

Chopped Garden Salad

This recipe is always requested by my children for their birthday meal or any other get-together. The flavor combination is so yummy.—Anna Sutherland, Camp, Arkansas

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

Bacon Potato Salad

Bacon Potato Salad

Bacon Potato Salad

"My family requests this potato salad whenever we go on picnics. It’s a well-seasoned salad that gets a slight smoky flavor from the addition of bacon," says Charlotte McDaniel of Williamsville, Illinois.
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Melon Salad with Poppy Seed Vinaigrette

Melon Salad with Poppy Seed Vinaigrette

Melon Salad with Poppy Seed Vinaigrette

This salad is so refreshing because of the delicious ripe melon. The dressing is also very good on spinach.—Priscilla Gilbert, Indian Harbour Beach, Florida

Mojito Marinated Fruit

Mojito Marinated Fruit

Mojito Marinated Fruit

All the flavors of the popular mojito cocktail are featured in this fantastic salad. After you eat the fruit, you’ll want to sip the luscious syrup! —Marcy Griffith, Excelsior, Minnesota

Mediterranean Penne Salad

Mediterranean Penne Salad

Mediterranean Penne Salad

If you're looking for a dish that adds color and flavor to your menu, you've found it! In this chilled delight, tender pasta, tomatoes, artichokes, fresh basil and olives are tossed with a tangy vinaigrette.—Sharon Lowe, Juneau, Alaska

Southern Coleslaw

Southern Coleslaw

Southern Coleslaw

Lime and cilantro add refreshing accents to this tangy, yummy slaw. It's perfect for a summer get-together.—Laurel Leslie, Sonora, California

Crunchy Fruit Coleslaw

Crunchy Fruit Coleslaw

Crunchy Fruit Coleslaw

This crunchy coleslaw from our Test Kitchen brings big taste and lots of appeal to the table. You’ll love the fresh, subtle tang of lemon.

Quick Creamy Cucumber Salad

Quick Creamy Cucumber Salad

Quick Creamy Cucumber Salad

Fresh cukes and green onions from the garden make this dish so good in summer! Jean Patterson-West Allis, Wisconsin

Fruit Cup with Honey-Lime Syrup

Fruit Cup with Honey-Lime Syrup

Fruit Cup with Honey-Lime Syrup

“I often experiment with fresh fruit for desserts. This is a nice cool treat for summer afternoons,” says Dawn Bryant of Thedford, Nebraska. “The sweet lime syrup adds a bit of sparkle to the fruit.”

Thai Pork Salad

Thai Pork Salad

Thai Pork Salad

Lime, cilantro and a little bit of heat create a unique Asian salad that’s out of this world. ”I love to try new recipes, like this one, for my husband and me,” writes Sharon Delaney-Chronis from South Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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