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Winning Salad Recipes

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Vegetarian Taco Salad

Vegetarian Taco Salad

Vegetarian Taco Salad

The cute tortilla bowls that hold this Southwestern salad are a snap to bake int the oven. We use canned beans that include hot spices to punch up the flavor. —Susan LeBrun of Sulphur, Louisiana

Grilled Chicken and Pear Salad

Grilled Chicken and Pear Salad

Grilled Chicken and Pear Salad

I served this fabulous salad at a shower, and received many compliments. The vinaigrette pairs wonderfully with the grilled chicken and Brie, and the nuts offer a fun crunch. —Janet Duran of Des Moines, Washington

Strawberry Feta Tossed Salad

Strawberry Feta Tossed Salad

Strawberry Feta Tossed Salad

A neighbor served this wonderful salad at a summer barbecue. I've since experimented with many ingredient combinations, but this one draws the most compliments. I took it to a baby shower, and not a seed was left in the bowl. -Lisa Lesinski-Topp Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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Contest-Winning Tangy Potato Salad

Contest-Winning Tangy Potato Salad

Contest-Winning Tangy Potato Salad

My potato salad is so easy, I can quickly put it together in the kitchen of our trailer home on the lake. I've shared the recipe with our three daughters, and it's become a signature dish with all of them. Our grandchildren eat it up.

Curried Broccoli Salad

Curried Broccoli Salad

Curried Broccoli Salad

We love this salad's crunch and color. It has the right combination of spices and a hint of sweetness from coconut and dried cranberries. This is one of our favorite end-of-garden recipes. -Nancy Fleming of Rainier, Washington

Poppy Seed Tossed Salad

Poppy Seed Tossed Salad

Poppy Seed Tossed Salad

So many people seek out this salad at get-togethers, I always have a couple giant bowls waiting. A guest who said she didn't like salads tried this one and ended up taking the leftovers home. I rank it in the top 10 of the best recipes I've collected.

Mostaccioli Veggie Salad

Mostaccioli Veggie Salad

Mostaccioli Veggie Salad

I first sampled this refreshing salad at a church potluck several years ago. The mix of pasta, zucchini, summer squash, cucumber, sweet peppers and black olives is coated with a light vinaigrette. Any pasta can be substituted for the mostaccioli. -Julie Sterchi Jackson, Missouri

Beef Fajita Salad

Beef Fajita Salad

Beef Fajita Salad

This easy salad features colorful peppers, beans, tomato and tender strips of beef. The beef marinates for only 10 minutes, but gets great flavor from the lime juice, cilantro and chili powder.

Summer Fruit 'n' Pasta Salad

Summer Fruit 'n' Pasta Salad

Summer Fruit 'n' Pasta Salad

I'm always making up recipes, and this refreshing salad came about when I wanted something cool yet spicy to eat during hot summers. Serve it as a meatless main course or as a side dish at barbecues. --Donna Williams of Las Vegas, Nevada

Grilled Steak Caesar Salad

Grilled Steak Caesar Salad

Grilled Steak Caesar Salad

A tangy anchovy dressing coats this hearty Caesar salad. It's my version of a delicious dish offered at one of our finer restaurants. My quilting group really enjoys this salad, served with hard rolls and a fruit dessert. -Eleanor Froehlich Rochester Hills, Michigan

Contest-Winning Summer Chicken Salad

Contest-Winning Summer Chicken Salad

Contest-Winning Summer Chicken Salad

I found this recipe many years a go in a church cookbook. It's special enough for a fancy dinner but easy enough to fix for a light lunch. There's a kick to the tangy citrus dressing, which even my picky son enjoys.
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