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Winning Salad Recipes

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Pecan Spinach Salad

Pecan Spinach Salad

Pecan Spinach Salad

My family thinks this refreshing salad is sensational. Coated with a pleasant vinaigrette and topped with toasted pecans and blue cheese, it has an impressive look and taste. Though it can be prepared in 10 minutes or less, don't tell my family because they'd never believe it!

Fiery Chicken Spinach Salad

Fiery Chicken Spinach Salad

Fiery Chicken Spinach Salad

This hearty and colorful main-course salad is easy to throw together when I get home from work, because it uses canned black beans and Mexicorn and packaged chicken breast strips. I sometimes add a can of ripe olives and fresh cherry tomatoes from our garden.

Sunny Carrot Salad

Sunny Carrot Salad

Sunny Carrot Salad

Almonds and sunflower kernels give a pleasing crunch to this speedy variation on traditional carrot-raisin salad. If you prefer a nuttier flavor, use 1/2 cup of sunflower kernels instead of 1/3 cup. —Barb Hunter, Ponder, Texas
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Tangy Potato Salad for Two

Tangy Potato Salad for Two

Tangy Potato Salad for Two

Ruth Towle of Belmont, New Hampshire downsized her own recipe to come up with this creamy picnic favorite that serves just two. "My sister visits often and this is one of our favorite dishes, served with green beans and chicken," Ruth relates.

Pear Blue Cheese Salad

Pear Blue Cheese Salad

Pear Blue Cheese Salad

Tina Green of Albany, Oregon dishes up this refreshing salad as a main course on hot days or to serve with grilled meat. "It only takes a few minutes to prepare while the grill is warming," she notes. "I first tried it at a restaurant and adopted it to our taste."

Calico Cranberry Couscous Salad

Calico Cranberry Couscous Salad

Calico Cranberry Couscous Salad

A simple homemade Dijon dressing jazzes up couscous, dried cranberries and green onions in this tasty salad. We like it chilled or at room temperature. -Rosemarie Matheus of Germantown, Wisconsin

Harvest Green Salad

Harvest Green Salad

Harvest Green Salad

I get rave reviews with this autumn salad. Guests say that it fills them up without weighing them down. Preparing the beets, sweet potatoes and salad dressing a day early allows me more time with guests. -Beth Royals of Richmond, Virginia

Crispy Chicken Strip Salad

Crispy Chicken Strip Salad

Crispy Chicken Strip Salad

Serve this attractive main-dish salad for a luncheon with friends, and you're sure to win raves. Well-seasoned chicken strips, raspberries and candied pecans top a bed of fresh greens flavored with a fruity vinaigrette.—Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia

Warm Ham 'n' Spinach Salad

Warm Ham 'n' Spinach Salad

Warm Ham 'n' Spinach Salad

This colorful salad complements any festive menu. Served alone, it's a complete meal when you want to eat light.–Suzanne McKinley, Lyons, Georgia

Tangerine Tossed Salad

Tangerine Tossed Salad

Tangerine Tossed Salad

I learned to cook from my mother when I was a young girl. I like the combination of sweet tangerines and crunchy caramelized almonds in this recipe.

Misty Melon Salad

Misty Melon Salad

Misty Melon Salad

The pleasant poppy seed dressing complements the mixture of cantaloupe, honeydew, strawberries and pineapple. This salad adds color to any meal.
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