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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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

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

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

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.

Mexican Shrimp Salad

Mexican Shrimp Salad

Mexican Shrimp Salad

Yummy shrimp for a salad, but you could also serve it with tortillas or with Mexican rice. Jalapeno and chili powder lend just the right amount of heat and a wonderful aroma! —Marie Bason, Bend, Oregon

Creamy Herbed Potato Salad

Creamy Herbed Potato Salad

Creamy Herbed Potato Salad

I found this recipe in a magazine in an orthodontist’s office over 25 years ago. I wrote it on an old piece of paper, which I found in my purse, and still have it that way in my card file. It’s the best potato salad recipe I have every tried.

Sweet and Tangy Pasta Salad

Sweet and Tangy Pasta Salad

Sweet and Tangy Pasta Salad

June Herke WATERTOWN, SOUTH DAKOTA I’m a retired farmwife and one of 16 children. I learned lots about cooking from my mother. This recipe is my version of a much simpler one.

Berry Yogurt Cups

Berry Yogurt Cups

Berry Yogurt Cups

Blueberries and strawberries jazz up plain yogurt in this perfect-for-summer easy dessert. Use this combination, or any of your favorite fruit!—Shannon Mink of Columbus, Ohio
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