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Simple Salad Recipes

Find simple salad recipes from our Simple and Delicious Magazine. Get easy to make, simple salad recipes featured in our publication.

Broccoli Carrot Salad

Broccoli Carrot Salad

Broccoli Carrot Salad

"When I sampled this at an eatery, I was struck by the mix of sweet and salty flavors and different textures," recounts Katie Watson of Powell, Tennessee. "I asked our server for the recipe, and she obliged...adding that she often prepares it at home herself."

Greek Romaine Salad

Greek Romaine Salad

Greek Romaine Salad

Topped with crumbled feta cheese, the speedy salad features cucumber, red pepper and a lemony homemade dressing, this salad is tossed together quickly.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Garden Chicken Salad

Garden Chicken Salad

Garden Chicken Salad

Leftover chicken finds a delicious place in this refreshing salad. “The first time I served this to my in-laws, my father-in-law teased me about becoming a gourmet cook,” Polly Thayer recalls from Sunbury, Pennsylvania.
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Peppered Corn Salad

Peppered Corn Salad

Peppered Corn Salad

Colorful, tangy, fresh-tasting Peppered Corn Salad makes an easy side for most any summer entree. —Pat Lovdahl, Falcon Heights, Minnesota

Kiwi Fruit Salad

Kiwi Fruit Salad

Kiwi Fruit Salad

This simple combo of fruits and ginger ale creates a colorful and refreshing winter salad kids, big and small, will go nuts over. It comes to us from Linda Muir of Big Lake, Minnesota.

Ranch Coleslaw

Ranch Coleslaw

Ranch Coleslaw

From El Dorado, California, Mellanie McCreary shares this perfect last minute side dish. "When I was a newlywed, I came up with this recipe," she notes. "My husband said it was the best coleslaw he ever tasted."

Pea 'n' Crab Pasta Salad

Pea 'n' Crab Pasta Salad

Pea 'n' Crab Pasta Salad

This pretty pasta salad is jazzed up with crabmeat, spinach and peas. With crumbled feta and just the right amount of Italian dressing, it makes a hearty side dish or a satisfying main course served with bread alongside. -Test Kitchen

Apple Almond Salad

Apple Almond Salad

Apple Almond Salad

Fruit by itself tends to get left alone at potlucks, unless it’s whipped into a sweet and tangy crunchy salad like this one! —Critina Wheeler, Upton, Kentucky

Gingered Green Bean Salad

Gingered Green Bean Salad

Gingered Green Bean Salad

Notes Trisha Kruse from Eagle, Idaho: “This crisp, summer salad keeps well in the refrigerator…if it lasts that long. The tangy sweetness and toasty flavor in the sesame dressing are almost addictive!”

Watermelon Grape Salad

Watermelon Grape Salad

Watermelon Grape Salad

"This salad is easy to make and it also tastes great," says Sue Gronholz of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. "Serve it with a scoop of lemon sherbet for a refreshing dessert."

Fruit 'N' Nut Tossed Salad

Fruit 'N' Nut Tossed Salad

Fruit 'N' Nut Tossed Salad

With its sweet lemony dressing, this green salad comes together in only 15 minutes. Sue Stewart shares the pretty medley. "Even my picky 6-year-old will eat this," she notes from Hales Corners, Wisconsin.
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