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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.

Creamy Strawberry Salad Dressing

Creamy Strawberry Salad Dressing

Creamy Strawberry Salad Dressing

My family can't resist a sweet spinach and strawberry salad topped with this lovely dressing. Every bite smacks of summer.

Garden Coleslaw

Garden Coleslaw

Garden Coleslaw

As soon as the first head of cabbage was barely big enough to harvest, Mom made this refreshing slaw. We kids shredded the cabbage while Mom whipped up the delicious, sweet cream dressing. —Ginny Werkmeister, Tilden NE

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.
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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.

Lazy Days Potato Salad

Lazy Days Potato Salad

Lazy Days Potato Salad

For a colorful and simply delicious side dish, try Margaret Wilson's Lazy Days Potato Salad. The Hemet, California cook cuts the prep time to almost nothing by using canned potatoes! Slice in some crunchy veggies and diced dill pickles, drizzle with a light creamy dressing seasoned with garlic and mustard—and supper is served!

Quick Creamy Coleslaw

Quick Creamy Coleslaw

Quick Creamy Coleslaw

My mother made this classic coleslaw for my wedding. The big bowl was emptied in no time!

Grilled Veggie Fettuccine Salad

Grilled Veggie Fettuccine Salad

Grilled Veggie Fettuccine Salad

This is my mother's favorite meatless meal. It is great either as a side dish for dinner or the main course for lunch. It is so colorful and is also delicious.—Mary Ann Dell, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

Shrimp Pasta Salad

Shrimp Pasta Salad

Shrimp Pasta Salad

Field editor Traci Wynne writes from Denver, Pennsylvania, “I adore shrimp, so to have it sneak into a pasta salad is a real treat for me. The combination of lemon-dill sauce over chilled pasta is a refreshing taste in the hot summer.”

Easy Sirloin Caesar Salad

Easy Sirloin Caesar Salad

Easy Sirloin Caesar Salad

A tangy sauce that combines bottled salad dressing, lemon juice and Dijon mustard flavors this filling main-dish salad. You save on cleanup time because both the steak and bread are cooked on the grill.

Tangy Watermelon Salad

Tangy Watermelon Salad

Tangy Watermelon Salad

The refreshing blend of watermelon, red onions and a splash of citrus always does me proud at picnics and potlucks. I like to prepare it a day ahead so the flavors have a chance to blend, and I use the rind as a colorful serving bowl. If you're short on time, simply substitute any bottled citrus vinaigrette. —Alisha Duncan, Blanchard, Oklahoma
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