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Pea 'n' Peanut Salad

Pea 'n' Peanut Salad

Pea 'n' Peanut Salad

Even people who don't like peas love this crunchy recipe, including my own children. I love the fact that it's so easy and makes a refreshing alternative to more traditional salads. A friend gave me the recipe years ago and I've been making it ever since. —Laurinda Nelson, Phoenix, Arizona

Nutty Broccoli Slaw

Nutty Broccoli Slaw

Nutty Broccoli Slaw

My daughter gave me the recipe for this delightful salad. The sweet dressing nicely coats a crisp blend of broccoli slaw mix, carrots, onions, almonds and sunflower kernels. Crushed ramen noodles provide even more crunch. It's a smash hit wherever I take it. -Dora Mae Clapsaddle, Kensington, Ohio

Orange Gelatin Pretzel Salad

Orange Gelatin Pretzel Salad

Orange Gelatin Pretzel Salad

Salty pretzels pair nicely with sweet oranges in this refreshing layered salad. It’s a family favorite that's a slam dunk at potlucks. —Peggy Boyd, Northport, Alabama
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Greek-Inspired Quinoa Salad

Greek-Inspired Quinoa Salad

Greek-Inspired Quinoa Salad

Packed with flavorful power foods, this salad is as delicious as it is healthy and good for you. Served cold, it's perfect for picnics and outdoor gatherings. —Julie Stockel, Farmington Hills, Michigan

Italian Pasta Salad

Italian Pasta Salad

Italian Pasta Salad

This zesty recipe combines vegetables and pasta in a creamy dressing. Refreshing and filling, this change-of-pace salad is perfect as a side dish. It's always popular at a potluck.

Roasted Butternut Squash & Rice Salad

Roasted Butternut Squash & Rice Salad

Roasted Butternut Squash & Rice Salad

We have end-of-season picnics for my son's flag football team. This makes enough to serve plenty of hungry boys and their families. — Dolores Deifel, Mundelein, Illinois

Special Sesame Chicken Salad

Special Sesame Chicken Salad

Special Sesame Chicken Salad

With its delicious mix of crunchy peanuts, tangy dried cranberries and mandarin oranges, this colorful pasta salad is a definite crowd-pleaser. Water chestnuts and a teriyaki dressing give this main dish its Asian flare.—Carolee Ewell, Santaquin, Utah

Hearty Eight-Layer Salad

Hearty Eight-Layer Salad

Hearty Eight-Layer Salad

I'm a 77-year-old great-grandmother and have been making this satisfying salad for years. It's my most requested recipe for family gatherings. It's simple to make ahead of time and looks lovely with all of its tasty layers. Dijon mustard gives a nice kick to the dressing. -Noreen Meyer, Madison, Wisconsin

BLT Chicken Salad

BLT Chicken Salad

BLT Chicken Salad

I like this salad because I can prepare all the ingredients ahead of time and just throw it together at the last minute. Barbecue sauce in the dressing gives a different taste to this green salad that features the fun fixings for a BLT chicken sandwich. Even picky eaters love it. -Cindy Moore, Mooresville, North Carolina

Tropical Chicken Salad

Tropical Chicken Salad

Tropical Chicken Salad

Over the years my husband and I have moved to different areas, and I've collected recipes from all over the United States. This flavorful salad recipe comes from New York. I've served it for luncheons for many years, and it's one of my husband's very favorites. —Linda Wheatley, Garland, Texas

Cashew-Pear Tossed Salad

Cashew-Pear Tossed Salad

Cashew-Pear Tossed Salad

A friend who does a lot of catering fixed this salad for our staff Christmas party several years ago, and we all asked for the recipe. The unexpected sweet-salty mix and lovely dressing make it a hit with everyone. —Arlene Muller, Kingwood, Texas
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