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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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Olive Caprese Salad

Olive Caprese Salad

Olive Caprese Salad

When heirloom tomatoes arrive, feature them with red onions, green olives and a surprising twist-star anise. —Julie Merriman, Seattle, Washington

Overnight Slaw

Overnight Slaw

Overnight Slaw

I love to make this recipe during the fall and winter months when salad ingredients are less abundant. I also enjoy the ease of preparation when using my food processor.

Pecan Sweet Potato Salad

Pecan Sweet Potato Salad

Pecan Sweet Potato Salad

A new twist on an old favorite, this tasty, easy-to-make sweet potato salad is sure to be the talk of your gathering. —Patricia Swart, Bridgeton, New Jersey
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Refreshing Grilled Chicken Salad

Refreshing Grilled Chicken Salad

Refreshing Grilled Chicken Salad

“This recipe is light, zippy and flavorful. It's a nice healthy salad that's great for a luncheon with friends.” And with blueberries, walnuts and olive oil, it's nutritionally exceptional, too. Denise Rasmussen - Salina, Kansas

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

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

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

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.

Veggie Lovers Combo Salad

Veggie Lovers Combo Salad

Veggie Lovers Combo Salad

Here's a terrific way to eat a garden's worth of veggies. Use up to 5 cups of the freshest stuff on hand. —Marianne Taylor, South Hadley, Massachusetts

Vinaigrette Coleslaw

Vinaigrette Coleslaw

Vinaigrette Coleslaw

"Coleslaw is one of my husband's favorite side dishes," says Shirley Glaab from Hattiesburg, Mississippi. "We love this version because it's not as sweet as other slaws, but it's very colorful and the ingredients always make our mouths water."

Al Fresco Watermelon Salad

Al Fresco Watermelon Salad

Al Fresco Watermelon Salad

This unique onion and watermelon salad makes appearances at many family gatherings in summer. The savory seasonings complement every bite of sweet melon.
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