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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.

Roasted Potato & Green Bean Salad

Roasted Potato & Green Bean Salad

Roasted Potato & Green Bean Salad

I made this salad to take advantage of in-season fresh potatoes, onions, and green beans. It’s a perfect twist on the tangy German potato salad my mom used to make. —Blair Lonergan, Rochelle, VA

Balsamic Grilled Vegetable and Barley Salad

Balsamic Grilled Vegetable and Barley Salad

Balsamic Grilled Vegetable and Barley Salad

Add an unexpected taste to grilled vegetables with a glaze made with balsamic vinegar, fresh herbs and some honey and brown sugar. The fabulous veggies are paired with barley to make a healthy and deletable side.—Carly Curtin, Ellicott City, Maryland

Mushroom Panzanella

Mushroom Panzanella

Mushroom Panzanella

My variation on Italian bread salad pairs nicely with grilled or roasted meats. It offers a sensational blend of tastes and textures.—Jennifer Beckman, Falls Church, Virginia
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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.

Grilled Chicken on Greens with Citrus Dressing

Grilled Chicken on Greens with Citrus Dressing

Grilled Chicken on Greens with Citrus Dressing

If you love the flavors of the Southwest - cumin, chili powder, a little cayenne heat - this versatile recipe for grilled chicken with fresh red and green peppers gives you something more. Discover a spicy dressing that keeps well in the refrigerator, for those days when you're running late and just want a salad, or an unexpected picnic pops up. —Therese Anderson, Pine City, Minnesota

Feta Romaine Salad

Feta Romaine Salad

Feta Romaine Salad

My friend Cathy, who is of Greek heritage, prepared this simple salad for me. She served it with lamb chops and pitas—what a classic Mediterranean meal! —Michael Volpatt, San Francisco, CA

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.

Potluck Pasta Salad

Potluck Pasta Salad

Potluck Pasta Salad

“This dish is a hit and it keeps beautifully in the refrigerator for days,” says Erika Shupe of Mount Vernon, Washington. “With pasta, veggies and cheese, it’s a complete meal that’s filling and flavorful!”

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

Watermelon Beetle Convertible

Watermelon Beetle Convertible

Watermelon Beetle Convertible

What could be cooler than a convertible in the summer? You'll have so much fun when you make this watermelon version. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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