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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.

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.

Spring Greek Pasta Salad

Spring Greek Pasta Salad

Spring Greek Pasta Salad

For a light meal, we toss rotini pasta with cucumber, zucchini and sweet peppers. Make it into a main dish by adding grilled chicken. —Christine Schenher, Exeter, California
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Summer Corn Salad

Summer Corn Salad

Summer Corn Salad

This beautiful salad truly captures the summer season. It's chock full of fresh veggies and basil, and feta cheese gives it a rich, tangy flavor the whole family will love. —Priscilla Yee, Concord, California

Strawberry Summer Salad

Strawberry Summer Salad

Strawberry Summer Salad

Randi Gross LETHBRIDGE, Alberta My daughter wanted me to submit this family-favorite salad. We love it served with steak and baked potatoes. It’s perfect for warm summer days.

Fresh and Fruity Coleslaw

Fresh and Fruity Coleslaw

Fresh and Fruity Coleslaw

“My mom always made great coleslaw, but it has a lot of sugar and fat. I wanted something more nutritious that also appealed to my kids, so I created this.” Fay Strait - Waukee, Iowa

Quick Cucumber Salad

Quick Cucumber Salad

Quick Cucumber Salad

THIS is a good salad for weight-watchers…very light but filling. Go easy on the dressing as too much will spoil the natural flavors of the salad.

Apple Grape Broccoli Salad

Apple Grape Broccoli Salad

Apple Grape Broccoli Salad

I found this recipe in a local newspaper several years ago and reworked it to my family's taste. So far everyone who has it asks for more! It is a perfect fast and easy dish.—Mary Javor, Hastings, Michigan

Gourmet Garden Tomato Salad

Gourmet Garden Tomato Salad

Gourmet Garden Tomato Salad

I came up with this invigorating salad at our weekly pool gatherings with friends. Each of us brings our own meat to grill and a side to share. This dish was definitely a hit. —Stacy Kibler, Centerville, Ohio

Refreshing Grilled Chicken Salad

Refreshing Grilled Chicken Salad

Refreshing Grilled Chicken Salad

“This recipe is light, zippy and flavorful. It's a nice healthy salad that's great for a luncheon with friends.” And with blueberries, walnuts and olive oil, it's nutritionally exceptional, too. Denise Rasmussen - Salina, Kansas

Italian Basil Pasta Salad

Italian Basil Pasta Salad

Italian Basil Pasta Salad

Ready for a big bite of summertime? Pass around this garden-fresh pasta salad. I'd suggest serving it at your next dinner party, potluck or luncheon. —Charlotte Gehle, Brownstown, Michigan
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