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Feta Chicken Salad

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Cheryl Snavely
I grew up eating chicken because my father was the manager at a poultry facility, but this is the one dish that never gets boring. —Cheryl Lundquist, Wake Forest, North Carolina
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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."

Crunchy Potato Salad

Crunchy Potato Salad

Crunchy Potato Salad

Dill and mustard pep up the tangy dressing that coats this combination of crunchy vegetables and tender potato chunks. We try to eat healthy, and recipes like this one fit right in with our goals. —Janis Plagerman of Lynden, Washington

Fast Marinated Salad

Fast Marinated Salad

Fast Marinated Salad

This chilled pasta salad is pleasing to the eye and the palate. Susan Branch likes to serve it when sweet corn, tomatoes and zucchini are in season around her Kalamazoo, Michigan home. Her make-ahead favorite is lightly dressed with tarragon vinegar, olive oil and dill week.
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Fruit & Cream Layered Salad

Fruit & Cream Layered Salad

Fruit & Cream Layered Salad

Being from the South, I love salads, especially fruit salads. I also try to cook healthier foods, since everyone is trying to watch what they eat. I found a similar recipe to this one a few years ago and have revised it to make it a lot healthier. April Lane - Greeneville, TN

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!

Strawberry Orange Vinegar

Strawberry Orange Vinegar

Strawberry Orange Vinegar

This light and refreshing strawberry-orange dressing from our Test Kitchen will nicely accent any fresh green salad. Use your favorite salad greens or a ready-to-serve package to keep things simple. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, 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

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."

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'!"

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.

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."
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