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Grilled Chicken Salad with Blueberry Vinaigrette

Grilled Chicken Salad with Blueberry Vinaigrette

Grilled Chicken Salad with Blueberry Vinaigrette

A scrumptious combo of spring colors, textures and fresh flavors come together in this easy main-dish salad. “Enjoy this with some crusty bread and a frosty glass of minted lemonade.” Susan Gauthier - Falmouth, Maine

Hot Fruit Salad

Hot Fruit Salad

Hot Fruit Salad

"This spicy fruit mixture is a breeze to make - just open the cans and empty them into the slow cooker," says Barb Vande Voort of New Sharon, Iowa. "With its pretty color from cherry pie filling, this salad is nice around the holidays...or for any special occasion."

Italian Orzo Salad

Italian Orzo Salad

Italian Orzo Salad

This light pasta salad is an ideal summer side dish for any potluck or picnic. It’s also great for a weeknight dinner. —Cindy Springsteen, Denver, Colorado
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Raspberry Poppy Seed Dressing

Raspberry Poppy Seed Dressing

Raspberry Poppy Seed Dressing

"I simply love this creamy, fresh-tasting dressing! It’s so quick to assemble and adds a summery gourmet touch when drizzled over a salad. I often serve it with lettuce or fresh spinach tossed with sliced strawberries and sugared almonds," suggests Kendra Stoller in Kouts, Indiana.

Berry Gelatin Mold

Berry Gelatin Mold

Berry Gelatin Mold

This refreshing gelatin mold is delicious and always a big hit! For a patriotic buffet, I add a scoop of frozen whipped topping, then place a fancy-cut strawberry and a sprinkling of blueberries for festive, red-white-and-blue color. —Anne Marie Papineau, Hanover, Connecticut

Contest-Winning Hot Fruit Compote

Contest-Winning Hot Fruit Compote

Contest-Winning Hot Fruit Compote

“This sweet and colorful fruit compote is perfect with an egg casserole at a holiday brunch. It can bake right alongside the eggs, so everything is conveniently done at the same time,” notes Joyce Moynihan in Lakeville, Minnesota.

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

Cukes and Carrots

Cukes and Carrots

Cukes and Carrots

Carrots and green peppers bring extra color and crunch to this refreshing cucumber salad from Karla Hecht, Plymouth, Minnesota. The sweet dressing she creates is an ideal match for the crisp summer produce.

Dilly Veggie Pasta Salad

Dilly Veggie Pasta Salad

Dilly Veggie Pasta Salad

My sister shared the recipe for this fresh crunchy salad seasoned with dill. It's handy because you can assemble and eat it right away...or cover and refrigerate it to take to a picnic or potluck the next day. The longer it chills, the more tangy it is. —Anna Emory-Royal Murfressboro, Tennessee

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

Ranch Chicken and Cheddar Salad

Ranch Chicken and Cheddar Salad

Ranch Chicken and Cheddar Salad

Serving salad for dinner tonight is anything but skimpy. There's chicken and cheese in every bite, and celery and apples give it a great crunch. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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