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Salmon Spinach Salad

I have always loved the combination of salmon and orange, but the great thing about this salad is being able to do variations. If you don't have goat cheese, try feta. —Stephanie Matthews, Tempe, Arizona
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Southwest Steak Salad

Southwest Steak Salad

Southwest Steak Salad

With its tangy combination of lemon juice and balsamic vinegar dressing, this hearty dish perks up your mouth and fills you up. Caroline Shively - Alexandria, Virginia

Couscous Chicken Salad

Couscous Chicken Salad

Couscous Chicken Salad

“This is perfect for a speedy lunch. It's easy to make and you can keep most of the ingredients on hand for a nutritious meal.” Linda Baggett - Arcata, California

Sugar-Free Cranberry Gelatin Salad

Sugar-Free Cranberry Gelatin Salad

Sugar-Free Cranberry Gelatin Salad

"We don't miss the sugar in this cool, tart and tangy gelatin salad," writes Janet Davis of Atkinson, Nebraska. "It's my family's favorite, especially at the holidays because of its festive color. Walnuts and celery adds a delightful crunch."

Grilled Corn Salad

Grilled Corn Salad

Grilled Corn Salad

"Our family and friends always rave over this dish at Sunday afternoon barbecues," confirms Patty Cook of West Palm Beach, Florida. "We usually grill the corn the night before. I especially like this recipe because it lets me share the cooking with my husband, Rich. We call him "King of the Grill'!"

Green Bean 'N' Pea Salad

Green Bean 'N' Pea Salad

Green Bean 'N' Pea Salad

This crispy salad from Pat Walter of Pine Island, Minnesota is a snap to make with convenient frozen green beans and peas. Diced pimientos add a dash of color, and the sweet-sour dressing adds flavor to this appealing toss.

Southwest Iceberg Slaw

Southwest Iceberg Slaw

Southwest Iceberg Slaw

Leah Lyon of Ada, Oklahoma often rounds out a meal with Southwest Iceberg Slaw. "It's a cool, light and versatile side dish I created one day when I was trying to stretch my avocados," she says. "And friends rave about it no matter what vegetables I add!“ TASTY TIP: Try substituting other fresh garden vegetables in this salad or adding low-fat Mexican panela cheese for a light lunch entree, suggests Leah.

Italian Grilled Chicken Salad

Italian Grilled Chicken Salad

Italian Grilled Chicken Salad

Simple yet elegant, this entree salad is one of my husband's favorites. We love the juicy chicken, fresh greens and bread that's toasted over an open flame. Add whatever beans your gang prefers. -Lisa Rawski of Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Cranberry-Pineapple Gelatin Mold

Cranberry-Pineapple Gelatin Mold

Cranberry-Pineapple Gelatin Mold

This cranberry mold has become a tradition in our home during the holidays. You can use a blender to combine the cranberries and oranges if you don't have a food processor. —Bethany Ring, Conneaut, Ohio

Tossed Greek Salad

Tossed Greek Salad

Tossed Greek Salad

Topped with a lemony dressing, this combination of greens, cucumber, olives and feta cheese is typical of a Greek salad. "I love the flavors," relates Lisa Hooker of Eugene, Oregon.

Chicken and Rice Salad

Chicken and Rice Salad

Chicken and Rice Salad

Notes Janne Rowe from Wichita, Kansas, "I start this salad by poaching chicken breasts in a mixture of white wine, garlic and lemon juice. It gives them great flavor and helps keep them moist." The cubed chicken, veggies and cooked rice are tossed with a tasty homemade dressing.

Hominy Bean Salad

Hominy Bean Salad

Hominy Bean Salad

Chock-full of fresh and canned beans, this colorful salad is perfect for potluck. De Loris Lawson of Carthage, Missouri sent the recipe. She writes, "I am a great-grandmother who loves to cook—from fancy meals for company to simple bean and corn bread suppers."
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