Holidays & Events

It’s time to celebrate! Get inspired to go above-and-beyond with our special recipes for holidays and events that take you from appetizers to dessert.

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    Orange and Olives Salad

    My grandmother made sure this Orange and Olives Salad was on our holiday table every year. It's so light and simple to make. Plus, it looks pretty on the table! —Angela David, Lakeland, Florida

    Cucumber Coleslaw

    3 reviews

    I created this cucumber coleslaw recipe so I could use a julienne peeler I received as a gift. I had...


    Greens with Creamy Celery Dressing

    I love to top green salads with this slightly sweet, simple-to-fix dressing. My grandchildren request it all the time!


    Mini Mixed Salads in Crispy Wontons

    It's a salad and an appetizer all rolled into one bite-sized offering! Serve these snacks for your next get-together or...


    Tropical Fresh Fruit Salad

    Flavored whipped cream makes each bite of this salad taste like candy. The bowl always empties quickly. —Carol Gillespie, Chambersburg,...

    Summer’s Best Spinach Salad

    When we're hosting parties or milestone events, such as graduation, we rely on buffets with lots of make-ahead treats. This...


    Fruit Cream Salad

    1 review

    My son calls this great-tasting fruit salad awesome, and it was an instant hit with my family. I love that...

    Mint Dressing For Fruit

    1 review

    This mild minty dressing nicely complements fresh fruits such as melon, strawberries, blueberries and peaches. Field editor Diane Thompson shared...


    Tropical Fruit and Yogurt Salad

    I dress up my fruit salad with yogurt cheese—the solids remaining after the whey has been drained from yogurt. —Ashley...


    Melon Salad with Poppy Seed Vinaigrette

    This salad is so refreshing because of the delicious ripe melon. The dressing is also very good on spinach.—Priscilla Gilbert,...


    Three-Pea Salad with Creamy Tarragon Dressing

    Brightly colored peas makes a beautiful addition to a springtime table. A tarragon dressing keeps this salad on the lighter...

    Curried Egg Lettuce Cups

    Guests will love the combination of crisp, cold lettuce leaves and flavorful egg salad. Peanuts add a crunchy texture to...


    Sweet and Spicy Tossed Salad

    Here's a tongue-tingling medley that combines sweet cherries and walnuts spiced with ginger, cayenne and curry. Plus, the maple vinaigrette...


    Poppy Seed Mixed Salad

    Jazz up greens with a delectable trail mix, dressing and Parmesan cheese, and you’ll score a win with all ages!...


    Strawberry, Onion and Romaine Salad

    The combination of strawberries, onions and a raspberry based dressing may seem odd, but it is delicious and different. This...


    Rhubarb Berry Delight Salad

    1 review

    This recipe will be an instant success. This layered gelatin dish does take some time to prepare but it is...

    Berry Waldorf Salad

    My family and I love this berry salad. The cardamom lends a slightly exotic flavor, while tart cranberries keep the...


    Sizzling Cheese Salad

    4 reviews

    Golden-brown cheese patties are fabulous served with any combination of crisp greens, such as arugula, spinach or even cabbage.—Cleo Martinez-Gonske,...


    Fresh & Fruity Spinach Salad

    1 review

    Fruit and spinach make a delicious combination, especially when drizzled with a lovely strawberry vinaigrette. Toasted walnuts add a fun...


    Tarragon Lettuce Salad

    I found this recipe in a packet of materials that came with some butter lettuce seeds several years ago. It...


    Chilled Minty Green Beans

    This is an easy accompaniment to any dish. I love to use fresh beans from the garden to make it.—Patty...


    Sunny Fruit Salad

    1 review

    I came up with this fruit salad when I want one that featured oranges. It is the easiest salad and...


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    Sweet Pasta Salad

    1 review

    “I first tasted this delightfully different salad several years ago at a pool party and begged the hostess for the...


    Tarragon Salad

    A fresh, homemade herb dressing perks up this salad from our Test Kitchen. You can drizzle the dressing on other...

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    Apple Rice Salad with Sunflower Seeds

    The possibilities for this salad are endless! Try wild or brown rice instead of white; scallions instead of sweet onions;...


    Apple & Ginger Tossed Salad

    Looking for an easy Thanksgiving salad that's full of flavor? This zippy medley combines crisp apples and crystallized ginger with...


    Tossed Salad with Cilantro Vinaigrette

    This is not a salad that you'll see everywhere...with it's unique mix of veggies that tossed with romaine. Everybody asks...



    Romaine Salad with Mint Dressing

    1 review

    This festive salad features romaine lettuce, cranberries and almonds. Sent from Laurie Balcom of Lynden, Washington, it's perfect for those...


    Spiced Fruit Bowl

    Juicy grapes and handy canned peaches and pears are spiced just right in this delicious dish. Allspice, cinnamon and cloves...