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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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Broccoli Slaw with Lemon Dressing

Broccoli Slaw with Lemon Dressing

Broccoli Slaw with Lemon Dressing

Our family absolutely loves broccoli, so I'm so happy there's finally a slaw mix in stores that uses broccoli stems. I like this slaw best after 20 minutes or so to allow the flavors to meld. —Donna Marie Ryan, Topsfield, Massachusetts

Mom's Super Stupendous Potato Salad

Mom's Super Stupendous Potato Salad

Mom's Super Stupendous Potato Salad

In college, my best friend and I debated whose mom made the best potato salad. Turns out they were almost identical! Even though I've since tweaked our recipe, it still takes me home again. —Ellie Martin Cliffe, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Berry Delightful Spinach Salad

Berry Delightful Spinach Salad

Berry Delightful Spinach Salad

A homemade dressing and sugared pecans dress up this fruit-filled green salad. When fresh berries are out of season, try substituting dried fruits. —Bonnie Jost, Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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Poppy Seed Slaw

Poppy Seed Slaw

Poppy Seed Slaw

This colorful side can be put together in minutes for a tasty accompaniment to any backyard barbecue. —Mary McRae, Coldwater, Michigan

Special Summer Berry Medley

Special Summer Berry Medley

Special Summer Berry Medley

No matter how big the meal, folks always find room for this delightfully “special” dessert from Nancy Whitford, Edwards, New York. "With its hint of citrus and mint, this medley makes a light pretty side dish at casual cookouts or potlucks," Nancy says. "Best of all, it’s as fast and easy to make as it is to clean up!"

Antipasto Salad with Basil Dressing

Antipasto Salad with Basil Dressing

Antipasto Salad with Basil Dressing

“Serve this as an appetizer, side salad or a light meal. It's perfect for a family gathering or romantic picnic for two.” - Hunter Marlo of Blacksburg, Virginia

Creamy Veggie Salad

Creamy Veggie Salad

Creamy Veggie Salad

“This delicious, low-fat recipe with its hint of horseradish has been a favorite for years,“ writes Gene Kelly from Fort Myers, Florida. “It’s so refreshing on a hot summer day and always brings me compliments.“

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

Watermelon Boat

Watermelon Boat

Watermelon Boat

"Wow!" is what folks will say when they dig into this lovely fruit salad piled high in an eye-catching watermelon boat. —Ruth Seitz, Columbus Junction, Iowa

Festive Corn Bread Salad

Festive Corn Bread Salad

Festive Corn Bread Salad

This lightly sweet, fresh-tasting salad was devoured by the guests at my Southwestern theme party. The unusual combination of tasty ingredients brought them back for seconds. -Dean Schrock, Jacksonville, Florida

Grilled Steak Salad

Grilled Steak Salad

Grilled Steak Salad

With plenty of sliced steak and veggies, this main dish salad will please even the biggest appetites. It's a terrific dinner on hot summer days or any time you feel like grilling. —Mildred Sherrer, Roanoke, Texas
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