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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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Cream-of-the-Crop Veggies

Cream-of-the-Crop Veggies

Cream-of-the-Crop Veggies

Veggies can be a hard get-go for kids. So let them choose from the garden patch and they’ll end up eating everything without a scrap left. —Lorraine Caland, Shuniah, Ontario

Creamy Potato Salad with Parseley

Creamy Potato Salad with Parseley

Creamy Potato Salad with Parseley

A tangy twist on a creamy picnic classic, this potato salad from Catherine Rausch in Palm Coast, Florida is filling, flavorful and a great addition to casual summer menus.

Layered Grilled Corn Salad

Layered Grilled Corn Salad

Layered Grilled Corn Salad

This has been a go-to dish for me throughout the years. It's great as a side or can be served for a light lunch in lettuce cups, with warm crusty bread. —Angela Smith, Bluffton, South Carolina
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Panzanella Pasta

Panzanella Pasta

Panzanella Pasta

We take classic panzanella ingredients like ripe tomatoes, peppers and olives and toss them with hot noodles for a hearty pasta dish. My kids especially like the crunchy croutons. —Ashley Pierce, Brantford, Ontario

Red Potato Salad with Lemony Vinaigrette

Red Potato Salad with Lemony Vinaigrette

Red Potato Salad with Lemony Vinaigrette

At our house, a red potato salad with lemony vinaigrette, red onion and Greek olives is a zippy improvement on the usual mayo-based salads. —Elizabeth Dehart, West Jordan, Utah

Sweet-Tart Cucumber Salad

Sweet-Tart Cucumber Salad

Sweet-Tart Cucumber Salad

A dear friend showed me how to use up cucumbers in a tangy salad. The longer it chills, the deeper the flavor. Look for lemon or pickling cucumbers. —Dian Jorgensen, Santa Rosa, California

Tomato Bacon Spinach Salad

Tomato Bacon Spinach Salad

Tomato Bacon Spinach Salad

To dress up her swift spinach salad, Wendy Barnwell blends bottled Catalina dressing with warm bacon drippings and mustard. "It's a tasty addition to summer menus," shares the Fortuna, California cook. "I'm sure your family will enjoy this salad as much as mine."

Wedge Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing

Wedge Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing

Wedge Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing

A wedge salad gets the creamy treatment when topped with blue cheese dressing. Keep it as a topper, or make it a dip for Buffalo wings. —Jenn Smith, East Providence, Rhode Island

Lemonade Pudding Fruit Salad

Lemonade Pudding Fruit Salad

Lemonade Pudding Fruit Salad

I first made this for a family reunion, and now it's always requested for our family gatherings. The sweet and tangy lemonade-pudding coating goes well with any fruit, so feel free to substitute your favorites. —Rhonda Eads, Jasper, Indiana

Tomatoes with Buttermilk Vinaigrette

Tomatoes with Buttermilk Vinaigrette

Tomatoes with Buttermilk Vinaigrette

I like to make the most of tomatoes when plentiful, and I love an old-fashioned homemade dressing with a summery taste. —Judith Foreman, Alexandria, Virginia

Grilled Steak Salad with Tomatoes & Avocado

Grilled Steak Salad with Tomatoes & Avocado

Grilled Steak Salad with Tomatoes & Avocado

My family loves a good steak dinner, but with busy schedules, I'm often thinking about ways to put new and simple twists on things. This salad is flavored with the freshness of lemon and cilantro and is one of my husband's favorite weeknight dishes. —Lyndsay Wells, Ladysmith, British Columbia
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