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This salad is great with a grilled steak for a Tex-Mex meal, and most of it can even be prepared out in the backyard. Poblanos and cayenne make it pop. —Johnna Johnson, Scottsdale, Arizona
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Contest-Winning Holiday Tossed Salad

Contest-Winning Holiday Tossed Salad

Contest-Winning Holiday Tossed Salad

With its red and green ingredients, this salad is perfect for Christmas meals. Local cranberries and blue cheese make a great combination with salad greens, apples, walnuts and a simple cranberry vinaigrette. It’s a family favorite.

Healthy Colorful Coleslaw

Healthy Colorful Coleslaw

Healthy Colorful Coleslaw

Every time I prepare this colorful salad, I adjust the ingredients a bit. This version tastes the best with the fewest calories. -Jeanette Jones of Muncie, Indiana

Fresh Sesame Cucumber Salad

Fresh Sesame Cucumber Salad

Fresh Sesame Cucumber Salad

I learned to cook at an early age and have collected many recipes. Whenever I take this salad to a church supper, it's the first one to disappear!
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Smoked Turkey Pasta Salad

Smoked Turkey Pasta Salad

Smoked Turkey Pasta Salad

“I made a large version of this colorful pasta salad for a Super Bowl party, and all my guests loved it. They wanted to know what I put in it to make it taste so good,” Ana Colon writes from Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.

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.

Lime Chicken on Fruited Spring Greens

Lime Chicken on Fruited  Spring Greens

Lime Chicken on Fruited Spring Greens

For a unique entree, serve this refreshing salad that pairs fresh fruit with chicken, greens and a tangy vinaigrette. "This salad is spectacular," notes Charlene Chambers of Ormond Beach, Florida.

Warm Bacon Endive Dressing

Warm Bacon Endive Dressing

Warm Bacon Endive Dressing

My husband loves his mom's endive dressing, so I asked her to share the recipe with me. When I make this salad, I usually serve it with boiled potatoes and sliced smoked ham.

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

Popover with Hot Turkey Salad

Popover with Hot Turkey Salad

Popover with Hot Turkey Salad

I first tasted this tempting hot turkey salad at a club dinner. Now I serve it at home, and there are never any leftovers. The popover "bowl" is a unique way of serving that always draws comments. -Mary Anne Mayberry, Fairmont, Minnesota

Spaghetti Fruit Salad

Spaghetti Fruit Salad

Spaghetti Fruit Salad

My great-aunt gave me the recipe for this rich, fruity salad, which goes especially well with a ham dinner. Before I even tasted it, I knew it would be good. I've never walked away from her kitchen disappointed. —Carolyn Shepherd, O'Neill, Nebraska

Apple Fennel Salad

Apple Fennel Salad

Apple Fennel Salad

My wife has never been a big fan of fennel, but it's always been a favorite of mine. I was able to successfully sneak it into this salad, and ever since she has given me the green light on dishes with fennel. If you can't find preserved lemon, simply omit it from the recipe. — Jason Purkey, Ocean City, Maryland
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