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Winning Salad Recipes

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Almond Chicken Salad

Almond Chicken Salad

Almond Chicken Salad

My mother used to prepare this salad for an evening meal during the hot summer months. It also serves well as a delicious but quick luncheon or potluck dish. You can't beat the tasty combination of chicken, grapes and almonds. -Kathy Kittell, Lenexa, Kansas

Baked Potato Salad

Baked Potato Salad

Baked Potato Salad

I was tired of the ordinary potato salads served so often in summer, so I came up with this hearty flavorful variation. My family has enjoyed it now for several years, and I'm asked to make it whenever there's a get-together or cookout. I'm sure you'll like it as much as we do. -Barbara O'Kane, Greenwood Lake, New York

Blue Cheese Dressing

Blue Cheese Dressing

Blue Cheese Dressing

I tasted this tangy dressing for the first time at a friend's house. She gave me the recipe, and now I make it every week. I always keep some in my refrigerator. It tastes much better than bottled blue cheese dressing and is a snap to make. -Barbara Nowakowski, North Tonawanda, New York
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Cajun Potato Salad

Cajun Potato Salad

Cajun Potato Salad

I have been making this mouthwatering potato salad for about 10 years. My family likes spicy foods, and thanks to a son living in New Orleans, we have a constant supply of Cajun sausage for this recipe. Made with extra sausage, it's a filling one-dish meal.—Margaret Scott, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Calico Corn Salad

Calico Corn Salad

Calico Corn Salad

With a full-time job and my own catering business, I appreciate delicious food that can be prepared ahead, like this colorful zippy salad. My family and friends are glad to sample the new dishes I prepare, especially when they turn out as good as this one. -Henry Tindal, Red Bank, New Jersey

Chinese Chicken Salad

Chinese Chicken Salad

Chinese Chicken Salad

Here's a cool, easy entree perfect for steamy summer days! You can do most of the preparation for this dish ahead of time and just mix it together before serving. The crispy lettuce and wonton skins keep this dish light, while the chicken and dressing give it wonderful flavor. —Shirley Smith, Yorba Linda, California

Creamy Sliced Tomatoes

Creamy Sliced Tomatoes

Creamy Sliced Tomatoes

This is a family favorite that's also popular with friends. It's a pretty presentation, perfect as a side dish. The basil and cool creamy dressing make the dish tasty and refreshing.

Fruit Salad Supreme

Fruit Salad Supreme

Fruit Salad Supreme

For a delightful fruit salad that's a snap to prepare, give this recipe a try. The sweet combination, topped with onion and a tangy dressing, is one family and friends ask for often. It's also one of my favorites to serve. -Lois Rutherford, St. Augustine, Florida

Fruited Wild Rice Salad

Fruited Wild Rice Salad

Fruited Wild Rice Salad

I created this salad recipe to feature wild rice, a delicious state crop, plus other harvest ingredients like apples and pecans. I make bushels of it each August when the small nearby village of Dorset (population 22) hosts several thousand visitors at the Taste of Dorset festival. -Larren Wood, Nevis, Minnesota

German Cucumber Salad

German Cucumber Salad

German Cucumber Salad

This recipe came from a friend who ran his own inn in Germany. It's a very cool, light salad with an exhilarating taste that's delicious anytime of the year - especially when made with fresh-from-the-garden cucumbers and tomatoes. -Julie Koren, Kennesaw, Georgia

Fast Layered Chicken Salad

Fast Layered Chicken Salad

Fast Layered Chicken Salad

I prepare this satisfying salad Saturday evening and serve it to my husband and sons on Sunday after a round of gold. It's a winner on warm days - with a unique mix of vegetables like bean sprouts, green onions, water chestnuts and pea pods. And it's lovely in a glass bowl. -Joanne Trentadue, Racine, Wisconsin
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