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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Mint-Cream Fruit Topping

Mint-Cream Fruit Topping

Mint-Cream Fruit Topping

For a different spin on a typical fruit salad, try this creamy mint sauce from Diane Hixon of Niceville, Florida. It’s delicious dolloped on orange slices and other fresh fruit. TIP: “In summer, it’s very refreshing served over melon, strawberries and red and green grapes,” Diane notes.

Potato Salad Mold

Potato Salad Mold

Potato Salad Mold

This potato salad is the result of my combining several recipes through the years. Using a mold makes for a pretty presentation.

Sangria Gelatin Ring

Sangria Gelatin Ring

Sangria Gelatin Ring

This gelatin is enjoyed by everyone because you just can't go wrong with fresh berries.

Blueberry Tossed Salad

Blueberry Tossed Salad

Blueberry Tossed Salad

My friends look forward to having this salad at picnics throughout summer. It's deliciously different.

Potato Salad with Bacon

Potato Salad with Bacon

Potato Salad with Bacon

My young nephew refuses to eat any potato salad but mine! Italian salad dressing, sour cream and bacon give it a one-of-a-kind flavor.

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

Raspberry-Chili Tuna on Greens

Raspberry-Chili Tuna on Greens

Raspberry-Chili Tuna on Greens

Kathy Hawkins of Gurnee, Illinois turns grilled tuna into something sensational with her zippy marinade featuring raspberry preserves and Thai chili sauce, a spicy staple in Thai cuisine. Serve on Romaine lettuce, garnish with fresh veggies and this entree is special enough for guests. TASTY TIP: Add baked potatoes or a crusty loaf of bread and fresh fruit cups for dessert…and dinner is served!

Family Picnic Salad

Family Picnic Salad

Family Picnic Salad

The bountiful potluck at our annual family reunion includes favorites such as this salad. You can substitute Italian dressing or another type to give this dish a twist.—Barb Hausey, Independence, Missouri

Marinated Three-Bean Salad

Marinated Three-Bean Salad

Marinated Three-Bean Salad

Fresh herbs and cayenne pepper provide the fantastic flavor in this marinated salad featuring fresh veggies and canned beans. —Carol Tucker, Wooster, Ohio

Watermelon and Tomato Salad

Watermelon and Tomato Salad

Watermelon and Tomato Salad

“You cannot beat this light and refreshing salad on hot summer days!” says Bev Jones in Brunswick, Missouri. “The combination of watermelon, cilantro, lime and tasty heirloom tomatoes is just unusual enough to keep folks commenting on the great flavor—and coming back for more!"

Spring Greens with Berries

Spring Greens with Berries

Spring Greens with Berries

My busy sister-in-law gave me this refreshing salad recipe years ago, and it quickly became a favorite with my family—just as it is with hers. It's crisp, colorful, goes together in a snap and complements a variety of entrees. Plus, the dressing can be refrigerated several days for make-ahead convenience. —Vikki Peck, Poland, Ohio
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