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Spinach Orzo Salad

Spinach Orzo Salad

Spinach Orzo Salad

This incredibly tasty salad couldn’t be any easier to put together, and since it feeds a bunch, you won’t have to double the recipe for potlucks or picnics. Chill it for about an hour to bring out all the fresh flavors. Donna Bardocz — Howell, Michigan

Berries in a Nest

Berries in a Nest

Berries in a Nest

Iola Egle of Bella Vista, Arkansas enhances a medley of fresh berries with sugar, pepper and balsamic vinegar. Serve berries on lettuce. like Iola does, for a fun summer salad...or showcase them in pretty phyllo cups, as our Test Kitchen suggests, for an impressive dinner finale.

Blackberry Spinach Salad

Blackberry Spinach Salad

Blackberry Spinach Salad

Mary Lou Timpson of Centennial Park, Arizona, says, “this simple salad is a delicious combination of nutritious ingredients, including fresh spinach, blackberries, tomatoes and walnuts. A sprinkling of feta cheese and a flavorful homemade dressing make it seem like you really fussed.”
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Easy Tossed Salad

Easy Tossed Salad

Easy Tossed Salad

Apples, almonds and cranberries provide powerfoods galore in this easy five-ingredient salad. Katie Wollgast — Florissant, Missouri

Mexican Fiesta Salad

Mexican Fiesta Salad

Mexican Fiesta Salad

“I was making a Mexican themed dinner one night last summer, and figured I’d make a salad with the fresh produce I had. I threw in anything that reminded me of Mexican food. Thankfully, it turned out, and the combination of salsa and ranch dressing is one we now use on sandwiches burgers and more, “ writes Heather Byers from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Party Tortellini Salad

Party Tortellini Salad

Party Tortellini Salad

“This easy salad with its crowd-pleasing flavors makes a wonderful addition to cookouts and picnics,” writes Mary Wilt of Ipswich, Massachusetts. “It’s a favorite with folks of all ages.”

Pizza Pasta Salad

Pizza Pasta Salad

Pizza Pasta Salad

This pasta salad is a popular addition to summer menus. My children love this salad.—Danielle Carpenter, Vienna, West Virginia

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

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

Seven-Fruit Salad

Seven-Fruit Salad

Seven-Fruit Salad

This refreshing fruit medley, lightly coated with cherry pie filling, makes a great potluck or picnic dish. "You can substitute other fruits, such as red grapes or bananas, and use strawberry pie filling instead of cherry," notes Martha Cutler of Willard, Missouri, who adapted her grandmother's recipe.

Shrimp Orzo Salad

Shrimp Orzo Salad

Shrimp Orzo Salad

A half hour is all you need to mix up this colorful crowd-pleaser. Offering plenty of shrimp, artichoke hearts, olives, peppers and a host of herbs, it's a tasty change-of-pace from pasta salads. "The recipe completes any buffet," notes Ginger Johnson of Farmington, Illinois.
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