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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.

Garden Coleslaw for 2

Garden Coleslaw for 2

Garden Coleslaw for 2

Green onions and a creamy dressing add great flavor to this crisp, refreshing slaw from Ginny Werkmeister of Tilden, Nebraska.

Festive Broccoli-Cauliflower Salad

Festive Broccoli-Cauliflower Salad

Festive Broccoli-Cauliflower Salad

I came up with this recipe when unexpected company arrived and I didn't have enough lettuce and tomatoes on hand to make a traditional salad. Everyone enjoyed it so much that it became a regular at our table. —Avanell Hewitt, North Richland Hills, Texas

Grilled Steak Bruschetta Salad for 2

Grilled Steak Bruschetta Salad for 2

Grilled Steak Bruschetta Salad for 2

Fire up the grill for this tasty salad. The meat will be done in a snap, leaving you more time to enjoy the summer evening. —Devon Delaney, Princeton, New Jersey
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Carved Watermelon Table Topper

Carved Watermelon Table Topper

Carved Watermelon Table Topper

This easy-to-carve watermelon truly says "summer." Unlike other versions that simply feature a scalloped edge, this includes a unique fruit design on the side and an easy handle at the top. But you don't need to stock up on supplies to make it. Just grab a few basic tools from your kitchen and craft area and start carving. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Colorful Bean & Barley with Almonds Salad

Colorful Bean & Barley with Almonds Salad

Colorful Bean & Barley with Almonds Salad

Jazz up any table setting with this tasty combination of colorful veggies, beans and nuts. Almond Board of California

Contest-Winning Colorful Coleslaw

Contest-Winning Colorful Coleslaw

Contest-Winning Colorful Coleslaw

Although raspberry vinegar may seem like an odd ingredient in coleslaw, it adds fresh, fruity flavor. The recipe can easily be doubled for a larger gathering.—Kathy Rairigh, Milford, Indiana

Pecan Sweet Potato Salad

Pecan Sweet Potato Salad

Pecan Sweet Potato Salad

A new twist on an old favorite, this tasty, easy-to-make sweet potato salad is sure to be the talk of your gathering. —Patricia Swart, Bridgeton, New Jersey

Easy Pasta Salad for a Crowd

Easy Pasta Salad for a Crowd

Easy Pasta Salad for a Crowd

Spinach, peppers and onions mingle with tangy feta cheese in this simple pasta salad. Feel free to make it ahead of time, so it’s ready when you are.—Jacquelyn Saintjohn, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Quick Golden Potato Salad

Quick Golden Potato Salad

Quick Golden Potato Salad

What’s a cookout without potato salad? Incomplete, we say. We think Linda’s version will become a summer staple. —Linda Behrman, North Merrick, New York

Bacon & Gorgonzola Potato Salad

Bacon & Gorgonzola Potato Salad

Bacon & Gorgonzola Potato Salad

Dressed in a rich, creamy sauce flavored with Gorgonzola cheese, chives and bacon, this potato salad is sure to be a hit. “I like to make it ahead so the flavors have time to blend.” Barbara Spitzer - Lodi, California

Spinach Salad with Penne

Spinach Salad with Penne

Spinach Salad with Penne

Loaded with fresh greens, this delightful pasta salad fits the season perfectly. Lynnell Lowney - Waunakee, Wisconsin
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