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I got this recipe from my grandmother. It's a perfect platter to serve with burgers or hot sandwiches. —Kendal Tangedal, Plentywood, Montana
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Carrot Apple Salad

Carrot Apple Salad

Carrot Apple Salad

Deciding to start eating healthy, I took a classic carrot and raisin salad recipe and lightened it up, then added apples for extra flavor. I took this dish to a weight-loss group meeting...and they loved it! —Kim Jones of Collinsville, Illinois

Curried Broccoli Salad

Curried Broccoli Salad

Curried Broccoli Salad

We love this salad's crunch and color. It has the right combination of spices and a hint of sweetness from coconut and dried cranberries. This is one of our favorite end-of-garden recipes. -Nancy Fleming of Rainier, Washington

Shrimp Spinach Salad

Shrimp Spinach Salad

Shrimp Spinach Salad

Shrimp and garlic are sauteed in butter then set atop a bed of spinach. Almonds, tomatoes and a squeeze of lemon finish off this beauty. Perfecto! Jamie Larson — Dodge Center, Minnesota
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Artichoke Arugula Salad

Artichoke Arugula Salad

Artichoke Arugula Salad

Fresh and packed with artichokes, dried cranberries and flavor, this salad is sure to be a favorite. —Barbara Begley, Fairfield, Ohio

Quick Fruited Chicken Salad

Quick Fruited Chicken Salad

Quick Fruited Chicken Salad

From Audrey Moser of Drummond Island, Michigan comes this fresh-tasting chicken salad that's sweetened with pineapple, dates and golden raisins. "I often serve this salad on lettuce, but you could stuff a tomato with it or spoon it into a pita bread as well," Audrey suggests.

Makeover Creamy Cucumber Salad

Makeover Creamy Cucumber Salad

Makeover Creamy Cucumber Salad

Our Healthy Cooking Test Kitchen slashed the calories and fat in this summery favorite from Jean Patterson of West Allis, Wisconsin. But all the flavor remains intact!

Colorful Tomato 'n' Mozzarella Salad

Colorful Tomato 'n' Mozzarella Salad

Colorful Tomato 'n' Mozzarella Salad

This is my twist on the popular tomato-mozzarella salad. Since the rest of the salad is so light, you can splurge with the fresh mozzarella! —Tari Ambler, Shorewood, Illinois

Strawberry Salad with Cinnamon Vinaigrette

Strawberry Salad with Cinnamon Vinaigrette

Strawberry Salad with Cinnamon Vinaigrette

"This is my husband's favorite salad…hands down!" says Nancy Tafoya of Fort Collins, Colorado. "I've taken it to fancy dinner parties as well as camping trips, and everyone always lines up for seconds. The unique vinaigrette has a little kick to it that people truly enjoy."

Potluck Black-Eyed Pea Salad

Potluck Black-Eyed Pea Salad

Potluck Black-Eyed Pea Salad

"Whenever I get asked to potluck parties, this salad usually gets an invitation, too," chuckles Joy Polito Young of New Bern, North Carolina. "Since it takes a little time for the flavors to meld, I sometimes toss it together a day ahead, then add the fresh peppers just before serving."

Shrimp 'n' Shells Salad

Shrimp 'n' Shells Salad

Shrimp 'n' Shells Salad

"I received this recipe from a friend," explains Heather Richardson. "It can even be served as a light dinner with toasted garlic bread." The St. Paul, Virginia reader serves the low-fat salad on a bed of fresh greens.

Kiwi-Strawberry Spinach Salad

Kiwi-Strawberry Spinach Salad

Kiwi-Strawberry Spinach Salad

This pretty salad is always a hit when I serve it! The recipe came from a cookbook, but I personalized it. Sometimes just a small change in ingredients can create a big difference. —Laura Pounds, Andover, Kansas
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