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For sunny, lazy days, I make a loaded macaroni salad that’s like three salads in one. The mix of fresh veggies, sweet peaches and crunchy pistachios is a surprisingly delicious combo. —Nancy Heishman, Las Vegas, Nevada
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Colorful Turkey Salad Cups

Colorful Turkey Salad Cups

Colorful Turkey Salad Cups

Here's a recipe that's perfect for any season, not just for a post-holiday meal. It uses cooked turkey and cranberry sauce in a light and interesting way. Guests love putting their own salad together and always give this recipe two thumbs up! —Janice Elder, Charlotte, North Carolina

Pecan-Pear Green Salad

Pecan-Pear Green Salad

Pecan-Pear Green Salad

This lovely salad adds a special touch to any meal. The juicy pear slices, toasted pecans and mixed greens are coated in tangy vinaigrette dressing that's a pleasant complement to a sweet and crunchy combination. -Katie Nicklas Ridgway, Pennsylvania

Dilly Bean Potato Salad

Dilly Bean Potato Salad

Dilly Bean Potato Salad

Green beans and dill pickles perk up this pretty potato salad, and the Italian-style dressing adds a refreshing tang. My Irish grandmother made it for family gatherings, even though I've changed a bit, Nanny always comes to mind when I dish it up. -Marguerite Novicke, Vineland, New Jersey
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Mixed Greens with Blue Cheese Dressing

Mixed Greens with Blue Cheese Dressing

Mixed Greens with Blue Cheese Dressing

I like to make this dish with whatever greens are in season. In spring, I use tender young greens from my garden, including spinach and Bibb lettuce. This salad is our favorite to serve with a baked chicken casserole. It's also perfect for potlucks-just toss the dressing with vegetables right before serving.

Quick Vegetable Salad

Quick Vegetable Salad

Quick Vegetable Salad

This recipe was given to me by a friend and it's one the entire family likes. Whenever we have a family get-together, I'm asked to bring this salad.

Artichoke Heart Salad

Artichoke Heart Salad

Artichoke Heart Salad

I put together this fast five-ingredient salad after sampling a similar mixture from a salad bar. Bottled Italian dressing gives robust flavor to this simple treatment for canned artichoke hearts. It is a snap to make as a last-minute side dish. -Elizabeth Birkenmaier, Gladstone, Missouri

Broccoli Mushroom Salad

Broccoli Mushroom Salad

Broccoli Mushroom Salad

Fresh-tasting, pretty and packed with broccoli, mushrooms, bacon and cheese, this simple salad makes a perfect partner for all kinds of summery entrees. —Deb Williams, Peoria, Arizona

Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad

Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad

Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad

In our new cookbook “The Kitchen Decoded,” we include tabbouleh salad because it's super simple and filling. Try red quinoa for a slightly earthier flavor. —Logan Levant, Los Angeles, California

Fruit Salad with O.J. Reduction

Fruit Salad with O.J. Reduction

Fruit Salad with O.J. Reduction

This fruit fusion is best prepared an hour or 2 before you are ready to serve. Its brilliant colors and beautiful arrangement bring on the wows. —Roger Eberlin, baltimore, Maryland

Water Chestnut Pea Salad

Water Chestnut Pea Salad

Water Chestnut Pea Salad

A local restaurant serves a pea salad that everyone raves over, so I came up with a similar version my family likes even better. My husband requests the well-dressed crunchy combination often during the summer. At 70¢ a serving, it doesn't cost a lot to make this chilled vegetable side dish. —Maree Waggener Cheney, Washington

Raspberry Spinach Salad

Raspberry Spinach Salad

Raspberry Spinach Salad

This recipe came from a neighbor, and I adapted it to my family's tastes. It's a nice special salad to serve anytime—and, with fresh spinach from the garden, it's great for summer picnics! I've long enjoyed cooking...ever since my mother put me in charge of my first Sunday roast when I was 12.
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