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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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Chilled Tomato Salad

Chilled Tomato Salad

Chilled Tomato Salad

I use homegrown veggies to make this special summer salad. It's popular at picnics.—Cathleen Bushman, Geneva, Illinois

Color It Ruby Salad

Color It Ruby Salad

Color It Ruby Salad

Just looking at this bright red salad cheers me up—and then I get to taste it! For garnish, sprinkle on fresh chives and mild white cheese. —Lorraine Caland, Shuniah, Ontario

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
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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.

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.

Fresh Antipasto Salad

Fresh Antipasto Salad

Fresh Antipasto Salad

A delicious assortment of vegetables—asparagus, artichokes, broccoli, cauliflower and mushrooms—are marinated in homemade vinaigrette seasoned with garlic and fresh parsley and oregano.—Lynda Barron, McFarland, Wisconsin

Fresh Apple Salad

Fresh Apple Salad

Fresh Apple Salad

This salad is a perfect fall dish that always gets rave reviews. I clipped the recipe out of a newspaper years ago. Now I find myself preparing it whenever company is coming over—or anytime that my husband asks for it. Besides cooking, I also enjoy gardening and needlework.

Garden Coleslaw for 2

Garden Coleslaw for 2

Garden Coleslaw for 2

Green onions and a creamy dressing add great flavor to this crisp, refreshing slaw from Ginny Werkmeister of Tilden, Nebraska.

Garden Fresh Potato Salad

Garden Fresh Potato Salad

Garden Fresh Potato Salad

A parent from a school I previously taught at gave me this recipe, and I think of that parent and child every time I make this potato salad. The salad looks beautiful, and the fresh basil vinaigrette keeps it light. —Dee Dee Calow, Warren, Illinois

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

Green Bean-Cherry Tomato Salad

Green Bean-Cherry Tomato Salad

Green Bean-Cherry Tomato Salad

My grandma made a cold green bean salad with potatoes for every family barbecue. Now at parties I bring my own version of the recipe. With the added fun of cherry tomatoes, this classic favorite is even better. —Angela Lemoine, Howell, New Jersey
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