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My mother always made this apricot Jell-O salad for celebrations. When my husband and I were dating, he fell in love with this dish and, as soon as we were married, asked me to get the recipe. You can substitute peach or orange gelatin for a fresh summer treat. —Suzanne Holcomb, St. Johnsville, New York
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Raspberry-Chili Tuna on Greens

Raspberry-Chili Tuna on Greens

Raspberry-Chili Tuna on Greens

Kathy Hawkins of Gurnee, Illinois turns grilled tuna into something sensational with her zippy marinade featuring raspberry preserves and Thai chili sauce, a spicy staple in Thai cuisine. Serve on Romaine lettuce, garnish with fresh veggies and this entree is special enough for guests. TASTY TIP: Add baked potatoes or a crusty loaf of bread and fresh fruit cups for dessert…and dinner is served!

Whipped Carrot Salad

Whipped Carrot Salad

Whipped Carrot Salad

"Carrots and pineapple give this fluffy gelatin salad its refreshing taste," says Jean Smith of Crossville, Tennessee. "A friend gave me the recipe. I serve this side dish often, whether I'm entertaining guests or my family. Lovely and light, it's perfect with almost any menu."

Turkey Sausage Potato Salad

Turkey Sausage Potato Salad

Turkey Sausage Potato Salad

One night I added turkey Italian sausage to plain potato salad, and my family raved about it. I've refined the recipe since then to create this hearty, comforting dish.
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Minty Orzo and Peas

Minty Orzo and Peas

Minty Orzo and Peas

My grandmother used to serve this side dish along with roast leg of lamb. With its fresh mint taste, it also makes a nice salad served chilled. It's simple but delicious. -Kristen Dunphy of Haverhill, Massachusetts

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

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!

Greens and Roasted Beets

Greens and Roasted Beets

Greens and Roasted Beets

A refreshing from-scratch dressing is the ideal topping to this colorful salad with bright beets, mixed greens and mandarin oranges. The dish from our Test Kitchen would be a dressy accompaniment to a special event's menu.

Dijon Four-Bean Salad

Dijon Four-Bean Salad

Dijon Four-Bean Salad

Karen Riordan of Fern Creek, Kentucky dresses up traditional bean salad with a tangy Dijon mustard vinaigrette. "I'm a busy home-schooling mom, so I love how easy this colorful side dish is to prepare," Karen says. It's also perfect for picnics or potlucks.

Walnut Green Bean Salad

Walnut Green Bean Salad

Walnut Green Bean Salad

Sauteed green beans, hunks of blue cheese and toasted nuts make this an extremely decadent salad. "I lightened up two recipes and combined them into this elegant specialty," writes Sarah Bartel from her home in Kewaunee, Wisconsin.

Honey Lime Fruit Toss

Honey Lime Fruit Toss

Honey Lime Fruit Toss

A tongue-tickling lime dressing complements the fruit in this refreshing and versatile medley. Angela Oelschlaeger of Tonganoxie, Kansas suggests you serve it at breakfast or as a summery side dish. It looks beautiful on a salad buffet as well.

Island Fruit Salad

Island Fruit Salad

Island Fruit Salad

I live to serve this side with any main dish. With pina colada yogurt and toasted coconut, the fruit medley brings a hint of the tropics to the table.—Krista Frank, Rhododendron, Oregon
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