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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.

Bacon & Gorgonzola Potato Salad

Bacon & Gorgonzola Potato Salad

Bacon & Gorgonzola Potato Salad

Dressed in a rich, creamy sauce flavored with Gorgonzola cheese, chives and bacon, this potato salad is sure to be a hit. “I like to make it ahead so the flavors have time to blend.” Barbara Spitzer - Lodi, California

Spinach Salad with Penne

Spinach Salad with Penne

Spinach Salad with Penne

Loaded with fresh greens, this delightful pasta salad fits the season perfectly. Lynnell Lowney - Waunakee, Wisconsin

Pina Colada Fruit Salad

Pina Colada Fruit Salad

Pina Colada Fruit Salad

Give friends a taste of the tropics on warm summer days with this refreshing fruit blend. For a little extra punch, you might add a splash of coconut rum. —Carol Farnsworth, Greenwood, Indiana
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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

Cilantro Blue Cheese Slaw

Cilantro Blue Cheese Slaw

Cilantro Blue Cheese Slaw

“Serve this slaw as a side dish to any meal, or use it to top your favorite fish taco recipe instead of lettuce and the usual toppings.” Christi Dalton — Hartsville, Tennessee

Minty Watermelon-Cucumber Salad

Minty Watermelon-Cucumber Salad

Minty Watermelon-Cucumber Salad

Capturing the fantastic flavors of summer, this refreshing, beautiful watermelon-cucumber salad will be the talk of any picnic or potluck. —Roblynn Hunnisett, Guelph, Ontario

Makeover Cleo's Potato Salad

Makeover Cleo's Potato Salad

Makeover Cleo's Potato Salad

This recipe is perfect for family gatherings, and now that it's much healthier, you can enjoy it all summer long. Joan Hallford — North Richland Hills, Texas

Grilled Potato Antipasto Salad

Grilled Potato Antipasto Salad

Grilled Potato Antipasto Salad

Grilling the potatoes gives them a fresh and interesting flavor. With the sweet peppers, cheeses and meat, the salad is not only colorful, but hearty, too. I've served this warm, cold and at room temperature. It's fabulous at any temp. —Marianna Falce, Osceola Mills, Pennsylvania

Roasted Vegetable Salad

Roasted Vegetable Salad

Roasted Vegetable Salad

For even more flavor, mix field greens and crisp, crumbled bacon into this appealing veggie salad. Or whisk a tablespoon of honey into the dressing. Guests will love it! —Laura McAllister, Morganton, North Carolina

Grilled Vegetable Ranch Salad

Grilled Vegetable Ranch Salad

Grilled Vegetable Ranch Salad

We’re thrilled when the garden starts providing the goodies needed for this simple salad. It’s wonderful alongside grilled salmon or basic burgers and hot dogs.—Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho

Campers' Coleslaw

Campers' Coleslaw

Campers' Coleslaw

Crispy and crunchy, this traditional, no-fuss slaw makes a refreshing side dish for summer picnics and parties. —Kim Wallace, Dennison, Ohio
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