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Simple Salad Recipes

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Snap Pea Salad

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Jean Ecos
When snap peas are in season, we can’t resist making this crunchy salad. I usually serve it cold, but it's also good warm, with the peas straight from the pot. —Jean Ecos, Hartland, Wisconsin
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Pasta Crab Egg Salad

Pasta Crab Egg Salad

Pasta Crab Egg Salad

Your family will never guess that the flavorful coating for this pasta and crab combination starts with yesterday's egg salad. This delicious second-day dish is simple to assemble and pretty, too.

Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad

Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad

Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad

In our new cookbook “The Kitchen Decoded,” we include tabbouleh salad because it's super simple and filling. Try red quinoa for a slightly earthier flavor. —Logan Levant, Los Angeles, California

Asian Sesame Chicken Salad

Asian Sesame Chicken Salad

Asian Sesame Chicken Salad

When my friends and I meet for Sunday get-togethers, this is the one dish they always ask me to make. I don’t mind since it travels well, is super easy to make, and absolutely delicious. —Stacy Reed, Gresham, Oregon
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French Bean Salad

French Bean Salad

French Bean Salad

Penni Barringer jazzes up frozen green beans with onion, bacon and bottled salad dressing for a cool dish that's as big on flavor as it is on convenience. "I created this recipe after trying a similar salad at a restaurant," explains the Rosalia, Washington reader.

Quick German Potato Salad

Quick German Potato Salad

Quick German Potato Salad

"This salad is one of my husband's favorites," writes Diane Wilson of Charlotte, North Carolina. "Just fill the pressure cooker, put the lid on, cook for a short time and a wonderful potato salad is done."

Lemonade Fruit Salad

Lemonade Fruit Salad

Lemonade Fruit Salad

“Here’s a simple side that lets fresh fruit shine. I’ve taken it to several picnics, where it’s always well received. Any combination of fruit will work equally well.” —Claire Watson, Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Spinach, Apple & Pecan Salad

Spinach, Apple & Pecan Salad

Spinach, Apple & Pecan Salad

Company was on the way, and I forgot to buy salad fixings. Scavenging the fridge for ingredients, I pulled it together and invented a salad superstar. —Kelly Walsh, Aviston, IL

Water Chestnut Pea Salad

Water Chestnut Pea Salad

Water Chestnut Pea Salad

A local restaurant serves a pea salad that everyone raves over, so I came up with a similar version my family likes even better. My husband requests the well-dressed crunchy combination often during the summer. At 70¢ a serving, it doesn't cost a lot to make this chilled vegetable side dish. —Maree Waggener Cheney, Washington

Artichoke Tossed Salad

Artichoke Tossed Salad

Artichoke Tossed Salad

I used to care for an elderly woman who loved artichokes, so I created this salad especially for her. Not only is it convenient to make with bottled Italian dressing, but you can dress it up with salad shrimp, too.—Melissa Mosness, Loveland, Colorado

Chicken and Pear Salad

Chicken and Pear Salad

Chicken and Pear Salad

Turn everyday greens into a spectacular salad by adding chicken, red pepper and sliced pears. This makes a hearty lunch—or add some bread and soup for dinner. Yum! Sarita Johnston - San Antonio, TX

Catalina Parmesan Salad

Catalina Parmesan Salad

Catalina Parmesan Salad

This salad complements many different entrees. It is easy to toss in any additional salad fixings you have on hand.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
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