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Lime-Honey Fruit Salad

Nothing is more refreshing to me than a seasonal fruit salad enhanced with this simple honey-lime dressing. —Victoria Shevlin, Cape Coral, Florida
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Wild Rice Pepper Salad

Wild Rice Pepper Salad

Wild Rice Pepper Salad

"Over the years, I’ve made this chilled salad countless times," says Darlene Gibbon of Milnor, North Dakota. "Using leftover rice really cuts down kitchen work and helps clean out the refrigerator, too."

Chinese Spinach-Almond Salad

Chinese Spinach-Almond Salad

Chinese Spinach-Almond Salad

This recipe combines power-packed spinach, a good source of vitamins A and K, with other veggies, lean meat and crunchy, heart-healthy almonds. Reduced-fat dressing adds a light Asian flavor and touch to each hearty serving. Mary Ann Kieffer - Lawrence, Kansas

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 Cranberry Salad

Makeover Creamy Cranberry Salad

Makeover Creamy Cranberry Salad

Few foods capture the flavor of the season like cranberries, and this makeover took a holiday favorite and made it even better! You'll love the flavor of cranberry, apple and pineapple covered in a sweet and creamy dressing. Better still, it's only 2 grams of fat per serving! —Alexandra Lypecky, Dearborn, Michigan

Cottage Cheese Cantaloupe Salad

Cottage Cheese Cantaloupe Salad

Cottage Cheese Cantaloupe Salad

You can easily wedge this pretty melon salad into any meal plan. Margaret Wagner Allen of Abingdon, Virginia shares the recipe for this refreshing side that's perfect for a light luncheon. For variety, she suggests drizzling a little reduced-fat French salad dressing over the sweet combination of cantaloupe, cottage cheese, granola, raisins and nuts.

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

Vegetable Slaw

Vegetable Slaw

Vegetable Slaw

We've nicknamed this crunchy salad "Christmas slaw" because of its pretty mix of red and green vegetables. But it's tasty any time. It's great light lunch when stuffed into a whole wheat pita. -Julie Copenhayer of Morganton, North Carolina

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.

BLT Bread Salad

BLT Bread Salad

BLT Bread Salad

Zesty and fun BLT Bread Salad always draws raves, says Tonya Vowels of Vine Grove, Kentucky. “It tastes just like a BLT, has a light vinaigrette dressing and goes well with so many main dishes,” she adds.

Grilled Portobello Spinach Salad

Grilled Portobello Spinach Salad

Grilled Portobello Spinach Salad

Grilled portobellos add a healthy heartiness to this meatless main-dish salad. —Thomas McCleary • Kansas City, Kansas

Fruit Coleslaw

Fruit Coleslaw

Fruit Coleslaw

"This tangy sweet side dish is so tasty, you can add just a pinch of salt or non at all," says Susan Skinner-Martin of Sandusky, Ohio. "It's a favorite at picnics and potlucks. For fun, try varying the fruits by substituting apples, cherries or raisins."
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