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Warm Rice & Pintos Salad

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Natalie Van Apeldoorn
During my undergrad years, my roommate taught me how to cook vegetarian dishes like brown rice with pintos. It's so versatile; you can turn it into a wrap or casserole. —Natalie Van Apeldoorn, Vancouver, BC
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Jazzy Gelatin

Jazzy Gelatin

Jazzy Gelatin

Finish things off with a bang with this colorful gelatin garnished with a chorus of fresh grapes. Chock-full of mandarin oranges and crushed pineapple, it's so refreshing that guests won't be able to refrain from seconds.

Mediterranean Potato Salad

Mediterranean Potato Salad

Mediterranean Potato Salad

Jenny Haen of Red Wing, Minnesota uses red onions, Greek olives and feta cheese to bring Mediterranean flavors to an all-American classic. With a few minutes of prep and time to chill, it makes an ideal side dish on busy summer days.

Pastel Gelatin Salad

Pastel Gelatin Salad

Pastel Gelatin Salad

In Santee, California, Teresa Ries tops her gelatin salad with pretty pastel mini marshmallow to add color to holiday menus. With its creamy lemon-lime base and tangy pineapple flavor, it's a tasty accompaniment to any meal.
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Wheat Berry Salad

Wheat Berry Salad

Wheat Berry Salad

This hearty salad is bursting with harvest flavors and healthful omega-3s. The chewy wheat berries, sweet-tart dried cherries and crunchy walnuts make a winning combination.—Nancy Lange, Phoenix, Arizona

Chicken-Melon Spinach Salad

Chicken-Melon Spinach Salad

Chicken-Melon Spinach Salad

“This hearty salad is nutritious, and the combination of colors and flavors mix really well.” It’s ideal for hot summer nights! Lorie Fritsch - Dublin, California

Pear Chicken Salad

Pear Chicken Salad

Pear Chicken Salad

This beautiful, flavorful salad from Rebecca Baird of Salt Lake City, Utah is sprinkled with feta cheese, sweetened cranberries and walnuts for extra depth, pop, and crunch.

Apple-Pecan Salad with Honey Vinaigrette

Apple-Pecan Salad with Honey Vinaigrette

Apple-Pecan Salad with Honey Vinaigrette

Sweet-tart apples, like Braeburn or Empire, pair well with Parmesan cheese here. You can also try this salad with a Bartlett or Bosc pear and blue cheese. —Anna Russell, Peterborough, Ontario

Sesame Chicken Slaw Salad

Sesame Chicken Slaw Salad

Sesame Chicken Slaw Salad

I tasted many types of Asian chicken salad in California. When I moved back to Georgia, I wanted more. Here’s a gingery-sweet recipe using wonton strips. —Michelle Mulrain, Evans, Georgia

Celery Seed Vinaigrette

Celery Seed Vinaigrette

Celery Seed Vinaigrette

In Farmington, New Mexico, Edie Farm needs just a few minutes to stir up this simple salad dressing for two. TIP: Double the recipe so you’re sure to have extra for salad later in the week. Leftover vinaigrette will keep in the refrigerator for about 3 days.

Feta Garbanzo Bean Salad

Feta Garbanzo Bean Salad

Feta Garbanzo Bean Salad

This super-quick chickpea salad is a hit with my crowd. If there are any leftovers (rarely happens), turn them into a pita for lunch. —Judy Doepel, Ballston Lake, New York

Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Salad

Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Salad

Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Salad

We use this super duper chicken across several meals including tacos, sandwiches, omelets and enchiladas. My little guys love helping measure seasonings. —Karie Houghton, Lynnwood, Washington
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