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Simple Salad Recipes

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Cottage Cheese Fluff

Cottage Cheese Fluff

Cottage Cheese Fluff

Canned fruit and packaged gelatin are the convenient keys to this dish. It's not your ordinary salad. You can vary the flavor of gelatin or the type of fruits to suit your family's tastes.—Annette Self, Junction City, Ohio

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.

Chilled Fruit Cups

Chilled Fruit Cups

Chilled Fruit Cups

"This refreshing frozen salad is easy to assemble ahead and serve to a group at breakfast - or any time of day," remarks Andrea Hawthorne of Bozeman, Montana. It's a convenient and colorful addition to a holiday buffet.
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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

Applesauce Gelatin Squares

Applesauce Gelatin Squares

Applesauce Gelatin Squares

"I make this attractive soft-set salad during the holidays and garnish it with ranch dressing that's tinted green," relates Judy Ernst of Montague, Michigan. "Or spoon on a dollop of whipped topping for a light sweet dessert anytime."

Cranberry Salad Dressing

Cranberry Salad Dressing

Cranberry Salad Dressing

Cranberries add bright color to this tangy dressing that coats salad greens nicely. "It's also delicious over fresh pear or banana salad," says Suzanne McKinley of Lyons, Georgia.

Mandarin Salad

Mandarin Salad

Mandarin Salad

"You can keep the oranges and french-fried onions in your pantry to prepare this refreshingly different salad when unexpected company shows up at the door," comments Elsie Maurillo, Atkinson, New Hampshire. "It goes equally well with beef, pork or poultry or fish."

Easy Italian Bread Salad

Easy Italian Bread Salad

Easy Italian Bread Salad

For a fresh-tasting side dish, Kathleen serves Italian Bread Salad. "This pretty blend is a snap to prepare. "For variety add whatever veggies you like, such as green or yellow peppers, zucchini, summer squash or sliced olives," she suggests.

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.

Marinated Broccoli Salad

Marinated Broccoli Salad

Marinated Broccoli Salad

Martha Smith relies on bottled salad dressing to flavor this crunchy veggie combination. "A bowlful makes a nice presentation at the table," promises the Rockledge, Georgia cook. "You're the only person who has to know how simple it is to make!"

No-Oil Salad Dressing

No-Oil Salad Dressing

No-Oil Salad Dressing

A little horseradish gives a lot of zip to this tart cooked dressing from Naomi Giddis of Two Buttes, Colorado. Cornstarch offers a convenient way to thicken this tangy blend without oil.
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