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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.

Calico Black Bean Salad

Calico Black Bean Salad

Calico Black Bean Salad

This salad reflects the Caribbean culture here in South Florida. The combination of black beans, tomatoes and onions with a vinaigrette is great alongside pork or chicken. It’s perfect for picnics and convenient, too, since you can make it a day ahead.

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.

Green and White Salad

Green and White Salad

Green and White Salad

Broccoli, cauliflower and peas combine nicely in this crunchy salad from Sheila Weis of Marshfield, Wisconsin. The slightly sweet dressing and zesty bacon bits meld well with the veggies and make a delicious side dish for any meal.
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Deli Pasta Salad with Veggies

Deli Pasta Salad with Veggies

Deli Pasta Salad with Veggies

This salad is wonderful for a crowd. Men love the robust flavor, women enjoy the colorful vegetables and kids gobble up the tender pasta. —Lana Boyd, Laredo, Texas

Patriotic Taco Salad

Patriotic Taco Salad

Patriotic Taco Salad

One year, my daughter decided to celebrate her July birthday with a patriotic theme. This colorful and refreshing salad was the main dish on the menu. The kids gobbled it up! —Glenda Jarboe, Oroville, California

Simple Cabbage Slaw

Simple Cabbage Slaw

Simple Cabbage Slaw

When I was growing up, my father would make this salad as part of our Sunday dinner. Now I carry on the tradition with my own family. —Sandra Lampe, Muscatine, Iowa

Marinated Vegetable Salad

Marinated Vegetable Salad

Marinated Vegetable Salad

This recipe is so versatile because you can use whatever vegetables you family prefers. It's a nice change from typical mayonnaise-based salads. —Rita Wagers, Emporia, Kansas

Olive Potato Salad

Olive Potato Salad

Olive Potato Salad

My mother shared this recipe with me at my bridal shower more than 45 years ago. —Margaret Matson, Metamora, Illinois

Berry Slaw

Berry Slaw

Berry Slaw

"As a family, we're trying to cut down on the fat in our diets without giving up good taste," says field editor Harriet Stichter of Milford, Indiana. "This crisp cabbage salad, featuring strawberries and cranberries, is a great warm-weather pick-me-up."

Dill Pickle Potato Salad

Dill Pickle Potato Salad

Dill Pickle Potato Salad

Dill pickles add pizzazz to this old-fashioned chilled salad. The creamy, well-dressed side dish makes a flavorful and attractive addition to a Fourth of July picnic or church supper.—Nancy Holland, Morgan Hill, California
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Deli-Style Italian Pasta Salad

Deli-Style Italian Pasta Salad

Deli-Style Italian Pasta Salad

When I'm having weekend guests, I make this salad the day before they arrive. The flavors blend wonderfully when it is chilled overnight, and it keeps well for several days. It's also a great dish to take along to a picnic or potluck. -Jill Evely, Wilmore, Kentucky
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