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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.

Grilled Greek Potato Salad

Grilled Greek Potato Salad

Grilled Greek Potato Salad

My most requested summer recipe is wonderful warm, cold or at room temperature. Because the potato salad is dressed with a vinaigrette, not mayonnaise, it's ideal for outdoor occasions. —Robin Jungers, Campbellsport, Wisconsin

Lazy Days Potato Salad

Lazy Days Potato Salad

Lazy Days Potato Salad

For a colorful and simply delicious side dish, try Margaret Wilson's Lazy Days Potato Salad. The Hemet, California cook cuts the prep time to almost nothing by using canned potatoes! Slice in some crunchy veggies and diced dill pickles, drizzle with a light creamy dressing seasoned with garlic and mustard—and supper is served!

Quick Creamy Coleslaw

Quick Creamy Coleslaw

Quick Creamy Coleslaw

My mother made this classic coleslaw for my wedding. The big bowl was emptied in no time!
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Grilled Veggie Fettuccine Salad

Grilled Veggie Fettuccine Salad

Grilled Veggie Fettuccine Salad

This is my mother's favorite meatless meal. It is great either as a side dish for dinner or the main course for lunch. It is so colorful and is also delicious.—Mary Ann Dell, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

Shrimp Pasta Salad

Shrimp Pasta Salad

Shrimp Pasta Salad

Field editor Traci Wynne writes from Denver, Pennsylvania, “I adore shrimp, so to have it sneak into a pasta salad is a real treat for me. The combination of lemon-dill sauce over chilled pasta is a refreshing taste in the hot summer.”

Easy Sirloin Caesar Salad

Easy Sirloin Caesar Salad

Easy Sirloin Caesar Salad

A tangy sauce that combines bottled salad dressing, lemon juice and Dijon mustard flavors this filling main-dish salad. You save on cleanup time because both the steak and bread are cooked on the grill.

Tangy Watermelon Salad

Tangy Watermelon Salad

Tangy Watermelon Salad

The refreshing blend of watermelon, red onions and a splash of citrus always does me proud at picnics and potlucks. I like to prepare it a day ahead so the flavors have a chance to blend, and I use the rind as a colorful serving bowl. If you're short on time, simply substitute any bottled citrus vinaigrette. —Alisha Duncan, Blanchard, Oklahoma

Red-White-and-Blue Berry Delight

Red-White-and-Blue Berry Delight

Red-White-and-Blue Berry Delight

Loaded with fresh strawberries and blueberries, this luscious JELL-O is perfect for any Fourth of July celebration! —Constance Fennell, Grand Junction, Michigan

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.“

Sesame Green Bean Salad

Sesame Green Bean Salad

Sesame Green Bean Salad

Someone asks for the recipe for this chilled salad every time I make it. It's a refreshing salad that's great for potlucks and other get-togethers. —Terri McKay of New Bern, North Carolina

Caribbean Crabmeat Salad

Caribbean Crabmeat Salad

Caribbean Crabmeat Salad

This tart, sweet salad adds a delightful blend of colors and flavors to any table. —Patrisha Thompson, Sterling, Colorado
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