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Winning Salad Recipes

Looking for winning salad recipes? Find winning salad recipes including fruit salads, chicken salads, and more winning salad recipes.

Contest-Winning Black-Eyed Pea Salad

Contest-Winning Black-Eyed Pea Salad

Contest-Winning Black-Eyed Pea Salad

This is a wonderful recipe to serve any time of the year, but it's especially good with ripe cherry tomatoes picked fresh from the garden.

Pita Pocket Chicken Salad

Pita Pocket Chicken Salad

Pita Pocket Chicken Salad

We wanted something cool for lunch one summer day, so I tossed together whatever I had in the refrigerator. This wonderful salad was the result. Guests enjoy the sweet grapes, tender chicken and crunchy almonds...and the always ask for the recipe.

Apple Mallow Salad

Apple Mallow Salad

Apple Mallow Salad

I enjoy picking fresh apples at local orchards, and using both red and green apples makes this a festive-looking salad to serve at parties and family gatherings.
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Fancy Frozen Fruit Cups

Fancy Frozen Fruit Cups

Fancy Frozen Fruit Cups

In the summer, I make a big batch of these delicious slushy fruit cups and store them in the freezer. They make great snacks and are wonderful to have on hand when friends stop by. We also like them with blueberries, raspberries, muskmelon and cherries.

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.

Mandarin Orange Chicken Salad

Mandarin Orange Chicken Salad

Mandarin Orange Chicken Salad

My sister-in-law introduced me to this colorful salad with a delicious homemade dressing. I reduced the oil and salt and switched to light soy sauce. Sometimes I substitute toasted sesame seeds for the nuts. -Renee Heimerl of Oakfield, Wisconsin

Mandarin Couscous Salad

Mandarin Couscous Salad

Mandarin Couscous Salad

I help teach a healthy lifestyles program and often share this recipe. Instead of mandarin oranges you can add fresh chopped oranges...or replace the peas with diced cucumber or green pepper. -Debbie Anderson of Hillsdale, Michigan

Creamy Lime Potato Salad

Creamy Lime Potato Salad

Creamy Lime Potato Salad

Not only is this change-of-pace salad good served cold, but it is absolutely fantastic when it's warmed a tad. The recipe came from my daughter, who likes to use lime juice and lime peel for a unique flair. -Angela Accorinti of Okeana, Ohio

Asian Bulgur Rice Salad

Asian Bulgur Rice Salad

Asian Bulgur Rice Salad

Some people call me the "Queen of Wheat" because I'm always telling them how to use it in creative ways. This tasty salad was a hit with my family. I often add cooked chicken or seafood to turn it into a main dish. -Brenda Tew of Shelley, Idaho

Pecan-Pear Green Salad

Pecan-Pear Green Salad

Pecan-Pear Green Salad

This lovely salad adds a special touch to any meal. The juicy pear slices, toasted pecans and mixed greens are coated in tangy vinaigrette dressing that's a pleasant complement to a sweet and crunchy combination. -Katie Nicklas Ridgway, Pennsylvania

Drop-in Salad

Drop-in Salad

Drop-in Salad

When my husband and I were invited to a barbecue, I threw together this broccoli salad. I tossed in whatever I had in the fridge, and the crunchy colorful combination that resulted was a hit. It is a nice change from lettuce salads.
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