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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.

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!"

Berry Gelatin Mold

Berry Gelatin Mold

Berry Gelatin Mold

This refreshing gelatin mold is delicious and always a big hit! For a patriotic buffet, I add a scoop of frozen whipped topping, then place a fancy-cut strawberry and a sprinkling of blueberries for festive, red-white-and-blue color. —Anne Marie Papineau, Hanover, Connecticut

Grape Pasta Salad

Grape Pasta Salad

Grape Pasta Salad

“This recipe has been very popular in my family!” says Tia Crosson of Las Vegas, Nevada. “It's super-easy and inexpensive to make. Everyone is always impressed.” The grapes and broccoli give a delightful twist to plain pasta salad.
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Pineapple-Blueberry Gelatin Salad

Pineapple-Blueberry Gelatin Salad

Pineapple-Blueberry Gelatin Salad

My husband has a green thumb, and our blueberry bushes are proof of his fruitful endeavors. This is one of our family’s favorite blueberry dishes.

Colorful Gazpacho Salad

Colorful Gazpacho Salad

Colorful Gazpacho Salad

The combination of flavors from the tomatoes, jicama and cilantro make this salad great for picnics, potlucks, cookouts and salad buffets. It is delicious.—Brenda Hoffman, Stanton, Michigan

Grilled Three-Potato Salad

Grilled Three-Potato Salad

Grilled Three-Potato Salad

Everyone in our extended family loves to cook, so I put together all of our favorite recipes in a cookbook to be handed down from generation to generation. This recipe comes from that cookbook. It's a delicious twist on traditional potato salad. —Suzette Jury, Keene, California

Three-Bean Salad for 3

Three-Bean Salad for 3

Three-Bean Salad for 3

—Barbara R Wiggins, Lexington, North Carolina

Festive Cabbage Salad

Festive Cabbage Salad

Festive Cabbage Salad

Our family doesn’t care for traditional coleslaw, but this cabbage salad always has them begging for more. It’s great for picnics and tailgate parties.

Banana Split Fruit Salad

Banana Split Fruit Salad

Banana Split Fruit Salad

Let these whimsical parfaits celebrate the end of a work week and the beginning of a wonderful weekend! Watermelon, bananas and raspberries make for a tasty and healthy treat.

Sweet 'n' Sour Coleslaw

Sweet 'n' Sour Coleslaw

Sweet 'n' Sour Coleslaw

Barbara Keith’s Sweet 'n' Sour Coleslaw comes together in just five minutes and brings bright flavor and crunch to the menu. “This was my mother’s recipe, and I’m always asked to share it,” she writes from Faucett, Missouri.

Red, White and Bleu Slaw

Red, White and Bleu Slaw

Red, White and Bleu Slaw

This refreshing salad is perfect for Fourth of July celebrations—or any time at all. The blend of flavors is wonderful. I use this coleslaw recipe as often as I can…it's just simply the best! —Bonnie Hawkins, Elkhorn, Wisconsin
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