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Cider Cranberry Salad

Cider Cranberry Salad

Cider Cranberry Salad

"The area we live in grows lots of cranberries, and we really like them," comments Barbara Taylor of Ocean Park, Washington. Her tasty gelatin salad has lovely orange and apple flavors that accent the tart cranberry sauce.

Sweet Spinach and Orange Salad

Sweet Spinach and Orange Salad

Sweet Spinach and Orange Salad

I prepare this first when making a meal to let the flavors blend in the salad. The dressing is my own concoction and is delicious over fresh fruit, too.—Carole Martin, Tallahassee, Florida

Gelatin Christmas Ornaments

Gelatin Christmas Ornaments

Gelatin Christmas Ornaments

Muffin tins are the key to making these individual gelatin salads. Once chilled, they're easy to embellish with mayonnaise, sour cream or whipped cream. Maraschino cherries with stems give the look of wire hangers.

Fruited Cabbage Salad

Fruited Cabbage Salad

Fruited Cabbage Salad

"The recipe came from a neighbor who invited us for lunch after church," Kathy recalls. "I bring it to potlucks and family get-togethers. It's very versatile. You can substitute lettuce for the cabbage and add almost any fruit. Almonds, peanuts or sunflower kernels can be used in place of the pecans," she adds.

Fruit Salad Dressing

Fruit Salad Dressing

Fruit Salad Dressing

"I like to top seasonal fruit with this smooth citrusy dressing," notes Frances Poste of Wall, South Dakota. "It makes a cool colorful salad for breakfast, lunch or picnics in the summer."

Orange Lettuce Salad

Orange Lettuce Salad

Orange Lettuce Salad

A flavorful homemade dressing sparks fresh greens that are tossed with colorful oranges and green onions and sprinkled with toasted slivered almonds.—Joyce Key, Snellville, Georgia

Quick Cream Topped Grapes

Quick Cream Topped Grapes

Quick Cream Topped Grapes

You need just three ingredients to enjoy the rich taste of this treat. The sweet sauce looks lovely over red or green grapes when served in sherbet glasses.—Joyce Key, Snellville, Georgia

Dressed-Up Steak Salad

Dressed-Up Steak Salad

Dressed-Up Steak Salad

This sirloin gets its fresh taste from tomato, red onion and avocado. Steak sauce gives the light dressing its delicious difference. To complete the meal, serve soft breadsticks and lemon sherbet.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Robust Italian Salad

Robust Italian Salad

Robust Italian Salad

I toss together is salad to go with any Italian main dish. It has a hearty combination of lettuce, pastrami, tomatoes and mozzarella cheese.—Shelley McKinney, New Castle, Indiana

Greek Garden Salad

Greek Garden Salad

Greek Garden Salad

In the summer, when my garden vegetables are in abundance, I serve this salad. We eat this pretty blend often. It's handy to make with convenient bottled Italian dressing. But don't put the dressing on too early or the vegetables will get too soggy.—Glenda Parsonage, Maple Creek, Saskatchewan

Cilantro Chicken Salad

Cilantro Chicken Salad

Cilantro Chicken Salad

Here's a perfect summer recipe from Linda Schwab-Edmundson, Shokan, New York. A distinctive dressing of cilantro, cumin and lime is refreshing over crisp lettuce and tender chicken. Toss in cherry tomatoes, if you'd like, for color.
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