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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.

Cool and Creamy Fruit Salad

Cool and Creamy Fruit Salad

Cool and Creamy Fruit Salad

My mom found this recipe in a magazine 25 years ago, and my family has been enjoying it ever since. I always let it refrigerate overnight before serving. It looks especially pretty served from a trifle dish.

Potato Salad with Kalamata-Hazelnut Vinaigrette

Potato Salad with Kalamata-Hazelnut Vinaigrette

Potato Salad with Kalamata-Hazelnut Vinaigrette

Potato salad tossed with vinaigrette has a lighter taste than the mayo version. We add velvety avocado and hazelnuts for cool texture and crunch. —Laurie Bock, Lynden, Washington

Minted Cucumber Salad

Minted Cucumber Salad

Minted Cucumber Salad

Fresh herbs and a light vinaigrette season the garden-fresh cucumbers and tomatoes in this easy salad. I'm a busy pastor's wife and mother and am always looking for new recipes that can be prepared quickly but don't sacrifice taste or nutrition. —Debbie Purdue, Westland, Michigan
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Fresh Broccoli Salad with Lemon

Fresh Broccoli Salad with Lemon

Fresh Broccoli Salad with Lemon

The slightly sweet flavor of this salad's dressing is a great contrast to the rich bacon. You can swap in cauliflower for the broccoli if you prefer. —Janet Roth, Tempe, Arizona

Creamy Grilled Potato Salad

Creamy Grilled Potato Salad

Creamy Grilled Potato Salad

“I grill just about everything in the summer to avoid turning on my oven—including this creamy potato salad. My friends have dubbed this ‘The Best Potato Salad You’ll Ever Put in Your Mouth!”—and I love that!” —Gayle Robinson, Carrolton, Georgia

Viva Panzanella

Viva Panzanella

Viva Panzanella

Add some white beans, and suddenly the traditional Italian bread and tomato salad is filling enough to stand on its own. It’s a great way to use fresh tomatoes from the garden or farmers market. —Patricia Levenson, Santa Ana, California

Herb-Garden Potato Salad

Herb-Garden Potato Salad

Herb-Garden Potato Salad

Switch up the herbs combination if you desire—I sometimes swap out fresh tarragon for the dill. —Debra Keil, Owasso, Oklahoma

Garden Spinach-Potato Salad

Garden Spinach-Potato Salad

Garden Spinach-Potato Salad

Not only is this summer side dish something to look at, it's a treat for the taste buds, too. The medley of textures and garden-fresh ingredients perfectly compliment one another for a delightfully different potato salad. —Marilyn Haynes, Sylacauga, Alabama

Broccoli & Apple Salad

Broccoli & Apple Salad

Broccoli & Apple Salad

My creamy spin on veggie salad makes a crunchy, cool side dish. —Lynn Cluff, Littlefield, Arizona

Raspberry Pecan Chicken Salad

Raspberry Pecan Chicken Salad

Raspberry Pecan Chicken Salad

I gave this sweet-savory chicken salad a little zip with Chinese five-spice powder, which tastes a bit like pumpkin pie spice. Sprinkle some on roasted carrots for an awesome meal. —Lisa Renshaw, Kansas City, Missouri

Grilled Mediterranean Eggplant & Tomato Salad

Grilled Mediterranean Eggplant & Tomato Salad

Grilled Mediterranean Eggplant & Tomato Salad

A friend of mine served a delicious grilled eggplant salad when she had me over for dinner, and I was so inspired that I went home and re-created it! —Jenn Tidwell, Fair Oaks, California
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