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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.

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Grilled Steak Bruschetta Salad

Grilled Steak Bruschetta Salad

Grilled Steak Bruschetta Salad

You'll want to fire up the grill just to make this impressive entree. The steaks cook quickly, and the salad prep takes almost no time at all. —Devon Delaney, Princeton, New Jersey

Three-Pepper Coleslaw

Three-Pepper Coleslaw

Three-Pepper Coleslaw

“There are never any leftovers when I make this dish for a picnic, barbecue or any social gathering.” —Priscilla Gilbert, Indian Harbour Beach, Florida

Watermelon Beetle Convertible

Watermelon Beetle Convertible

Watermelon Beetle Convertible

What could be cooler than a convertible in the summer? You'll have so much fun when you make this watermelon version. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Calico Black Bean Salad

Calico Black Bean Salad

Calico Black Bean Salad

This salad reflects the Caribbean culture here in South Florida. The combination of black beans, tomatoes and onions with a vinaigrette is great alongside pork or chicken. It’s perfect for picnics and convenient, too, since you can make it a day ahead.

Feta Romaine Salad

Feta Romaine Salad

Feta Romaine Salad

My friend Cathy, who is of Greek heritage, prepared this simple salad for me. She served it with lamb chops and pitas—what a classic Mediterranean meal! —Michael Volpatt, San Francisco, CA

Potluck Pasta Salad

Potluck Pasta Salad

Potluck Pasta Salad

“This dish is a hit and it keeps beautifully in the refrigerator for days,” says Erika Shupe of Mount Vernon, Washington. “With pasta, veggies and cheese, it’s a complete meal that’s filling and flavorful!”

Six-Fruit Salad

Six-Fruit Salad

Six-Fruit Salad

A refreshing medley of fruits and berries goes into Paula Baglole's short and sweet recipe. “It's a favorite dessert or side salad,” she writes. “If there's any left, we have it the next morning for breakfast.”

Yellow Squash & Watermelon Salad

Yellow Squash & Watermelon Salad

Yellow Squash & Watermelon Salad

I always like to bring this healthy option to parties and potlucks, and people seem to really appreciate that. No oil is necessary for this salad: the lemon juice combines with the feta to lightly coat the bright, fresh ingredients. —Camille Parker, Chicago, Illinois

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

Caesar Chicken Potato Salad

Caesar Chicken Potato Salad

Caesar Chicken Potato Salad

Here in Texas, we seem to have summer year-round. So quick-to-fix dishes like this that get you in and out of the kitchen are popular. —Sarita Johnston, San Antonio, Texas

Classic Dilled Cucumbers

Classic Dilled Cucumbers

Classic Dilled Cucumbers

Simple and classic, these dilled cucumbers are a perfect side for a summer picnic or potluck. We like them alongside grilled hamburgers.
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