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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.

Cashew Vegetable Salad

Cashew Vegetable Salad

Cashew Vegetable Salad

No one will guess this eye-appealing cashew salad from Amy Balenzano of Spokane, Washington comes together in minutes. The homemade dressing with a hint of ginger gives it so much flavor, they’ll think you spent all day in the kitchen.

Ham Salad Puffs

Ham Salad Puffs

Ham Salad Puffs

Flecked with pimientos and chives, this fast, flavorful ham salad boasts crunchy pecans, tart pineapple and chewy raisins. A Test Kitchen change-of-pace twist on traditional recipes.

Turkey Salad Puffs

Turkey Salad Puffs

Turkey Salad Puffs

Fresh mango, grapes and lemon juice add a splash of summer to this sweet and savory salad seasoned with lemon-pepper and garlic. The crunchy, toasted pine nuts are wonderful, adds our Test Kitchen!
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Chicken-Stuffed Tomatoes

Chicken-Stuffed Tomatoes

Chicken-Stuffed Tomatoes

Nancy MacLeod of Boynton Beach, Florida turns garden-fresh tomatoes into a sensational summer meal when she fills them with this creamy chicken salad. “I came up with this recipe when I had a lot of fresh tomatoes on hand,” she relates. “It’s great for lunch or dinner with a side salad and some crusty bread.”

Greek Feta Salad

Greek Feta Salad

Greek Feta Salad

With juicy tomatoes, feta cheese, onions and olives slightly marinated in a red wine vinaigrette, this light and refreshing salad is just right for those hot spring and summer days. —Jill Bowers, Huntington, Indiana

Asparagus & Tomato Salad

Asparagus & Tomato Salad

Asparagus & Tomato Salad

This colorful, light salad was a hit at our church’s cooking club. It’s easy to assemble and delicious, too. —Dorothy Buhr, Ogden, Illinois

Sweet Pasta Salad

Sweet Pasta Salad

Sweet Pasta Salad

“I first tasted this delightfully different salad several years ago at a pool party and begged the hostess for the recipe,“ recalls Joan Hallford of North Richland Hills, Texas. “Since then, I’ve served it many times and have always gotten rave reviews.“

Layered Salad for a Crowd

Layered Salad for a Crowd

Layered Salad for a Crowd

This salad is a favorite of my three sons. I took it to a luncheon honoring our school district’s food service manager, and she asked for the recipe. I like to make the dressing the day before so the flavors blend together. —Linda Ashley, Leesburg, Georgia

Veggie Tortellini Salad

Veggie Tortellini Salad

Veggie Tortellini Salad

“My family always asks for and enjoys this salad when we have special gatherings,“ shares Patricia Mallon from Yakima, Washington. “It also works great for potlucks since it's so quick and easy to prepare.“ TIP: To turn the Veggie Tortellini Salad into an easy stand-alone meal mainstay, try adding grilled chicken strips, pepperoni or Italian salami. Serve with slices of crusty bread and iced sun tea.

Simple Side Salad

Simple Side Salad

Simple Side Salad

Toss together the remaining lettuce and celery from yesterday’s croissants for this speedy salad. For a fast finishing touch, top with chopped tomato and your favorite salad dressing.

Grilled Shrimp & Tomato Salad

Grilled Shrimp & Tomato Salad

Grilled Shrimp & Tomato Salad

Make this a main-dish salad, or put it in an appetizer buffet for extra-good grazing. No matter what, I serve it with little bowls of chili sauce for dipping. —Maruja Hughes, Toronto, Ontario
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