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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.

Summer Garden Salad

Summer Garden Salad

Summer Garden Salad

Now’s the time to raid your garden and herb patch and put together this healthy salad. A touch of mint will make your mouth water.—Jessica Reyno-Joseph, Kissimmee, Florida

Chilled Beet Salad

Chilled Beet Salad

Chilled Beet Salad

We enjoy fresh beets all summer long. This ruby-red dish is an excellent change from the typical tossed salad and pairs well with any sandwich and entree.

Grilled Sweet Potato & Jicama

Grilled Sweet Potato & Jicama

Grilled Sweet Potato & Jicama

My dad used to grill sweet potatoes and serve them with a simple vinaigrette. I've tweaked his recipe over the years to give this special side a little Southern twist.
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Layered Broccoli Salad

Layered Broccoli Salad

Layered Broccoli Salad

Everyone enjoys this simple salad with dinner. The layers look festive, and the crisp broccoli, sunflower seeds and bacon are a nice contrast to the chewy bits of dried cranberries.—Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon

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

Make-Ahead Broccoli Salad

Make-Ahead Broccoli Salad

Make-Ahead Broccoli Salad

My son-in-law is a professional chef, and he shared this original recipe with me last year. The salad is an excellent medley of fresh vegetables and mixed dried fruit–I even make my own fresh bacon bits to to the mix.

Arugula Salad with Berry Dressing

Arugula Salad with Berry Dressing

Arugula Salad with Berry Dressing

My family enjoys this refreshing salad during the spring and summer months. Sweet strawberries balance the slightly tart balsamic dressing.—Jennifer Kunz, Troy, Michigan

Blue Cheese Potato Salad

Blue Cheese Potato Salad

Blue Cheese Potato Salad

Try my tasty blue cheese spin on classic potato salad. You can easily double the recipe for large picnics or potlucks, making it a great get-together appetizer.

Cool and Creamy Fruit Salad

Cool and Creamy Fruit Salad

Cool and Creamy Fruit Salad

My mom found this recipe in a magazine 25 years ago, and my family has been enjoying it ever since. I always let it refrigerate overnight before serving. It looks especially pretty served from a trifle dish.

Potato Salad with Kalamata-Hazelnut Vinaigrette

Potato Salad with Kalamata-Hazelnut Vinaigrette

Potato Salad with Kalamata-Hazelnut Vinaigrette

Potato salad tossed with vinaigrette has a lighter taste than the mayo version. We add velvety avocado and hazelnuts for cool texture and crunch. —Laurie Bock, Lynden, Washington

Grilled Portobello Spinach Salad

Grilled Portobello Spinach Salad

Grilled Portobello Spinach Salad

Grilled portobellos add a healthy heartiness to this meatless main-dish salad. —Thomas McCleary • Kansas City, Kansas
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