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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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    Cubano Macaroni Salad

    2 reviews

    One of my favorite sandwiches is a hot Cubano, piled high with juicy pork, layers of ham and melty Swiss cheese. These same ingredients are amazing in a macaroni salad. —Marina Castle Kelley, Canyon Country, California

    Caprese Macaroni Salad

    1 review

    When fresh tomatoes and basil are abundant in the summer, I like to make this wonderful Caprese macaroni salad. —Debbie...


    Polynesian-Inspired Macaroni Salad

    2 reviews

    I have always loved SPAM, so I decided to combine it with pineapple to make this Polynesian-inspired macaroni salad recipe....


    Shrimp and Crab Macaroni Salad

    This salad is a summertime staple in our house. If you want to splurge, go ahead and use real crab....


    Grecian-Inspired Macaroni Salad

    8 reviews

    I love all Grecian flavors and tried adding them to a macaroni salad. Toss in whatever olives you can find;...

    Middle Eastern-Inspired Macaroni Salad

    This creamy, tangy macaroni salad is inspired by the many wonderful flavors of the Middle East. The za'atar seasoning gives...


    Chicken Caesar Macaroni Salad

    Give me a Caesar salad anytime, no matter what form it's in. I like to add some chicken and artichokes...

    Scandinavian-Inspired Macaroni Salad

    2 reviews

    Give a humdrum side salad a Scandinavian touch by adding some freshly chopped dill and tiny shrimp. —Kallee Krong-McCreery, Escondido,...


    Barbecue Macaroni Salad

    My family loves a touch of barbecue sauce and ranch dressing in our mac salad. Not too much—just a hint...


    Chicken Taco Macaroni Salad

    2 reviews

    I like to give macaroni salad a taco twist. Rotisserie chicken makes it quick. I'll often serve this dish as...


    Broccoli Almond Salad

    This colorful broccoli almond salad is easy to make in advance. Add the nuts and bacon just before serving so...

    Easy Seafood Salad

    5 reviews

    This easy seafood salad was inspired by a dish I had in the Bahamas that featured conch. I substituted crab...


    Air-Fryer Italian Bread Salad with Olives

    This quick and flavorful salad recipe always gets rave reviews from my friends and family. It's a timesaver during the...


    Italian Bread Salad with Olives

    This quick and flavorful bread salad always gets rave reviews from my friends and family. This panzanella-style dish is a...


    Russian Potato Salad

    1 review

    This Russian potato salad recipe comes from my grandmother, who had written it down in Russian before she translated it...


    Jicama and Black Bean Salad

    1 review

    There are so many colorful items in this black bean salad, there is no need for a garnish. The jicama...

    Confetti Macaroni Salad

    The bits of bright red and green in this easy macaroni salad remind me of fun confetti. The inspiration for...


    Farmhouse Apple Coleslaw

    5 reviews

    A friend from church gave me this apple coleslaw recipe that her grandmother handed down to her. The flavors complement...


    Ginger-Peanut Green Bean Salad

    This green bean recipe showcases crisp, fresh-from-the-garden produce with a zesty peanut vinaigrette. Red chilis and chopped nuts add interesting...


    Make-Ahead Creamy Fruit Salad

    We love fruit salads for our holiday dinners. I experimented and came up with this delicious medley—it reminds us of...


    Chipotle Sweet Potato Salad

    5 reviews

    I love the velvety taste and texture of sweet potatoes. A friend served sweet potatoes cooked with peppers and they...


    Peach Mango Caprese Salad

    13 reviews

    Summer in the Midwest offers a bounty of fresh produce. I wanted to come up with something new from the...


    Red, White and Blue Summer Salad

    7 reviews

    Caprese and fresh fruit always remind me of summer. In this salad, I combine traditional Caprese flavors with summer blueberries...


    Flat Iron Steak Salad

    1 review

    My steak salad with avocado and radishes is a big plate of summer deliciousness. I sometimes add dried cranberries and...

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    Caribbean Island Coleslaw

    6 reviews

    After trying a similar version of this coleslaw while visiting the island of St. Kitts, I returned home and wanted...


    Strawberry Tarragon Chicken Salad

    3 reviews

    After thinking about creating this salad for some time, one spring I used my homegrown strawberries and fresh tarragon to...


    48 Easy Side Salads That Go With Any Meal

    These simple side salad recipes are the perfect co-star for any main dish. Add a splash of color to dinner...


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    Cleo’s Potato Salad

    1 review

    My mom, Cleo Lightfoot, loved cooking all kinds of different recipes, but her favorite meal was one she made when...


    Sweet Pepper Cabbage Slaw

    A simple cooked dressing and red pepper give this cabbage mixture a delightful sweet flavor. It’s perfect for parties and...


    Cran-Orange Couscous Salad

    4 reviews

    I often create salads for summer using a variety of healthy, filling grains. This version with tender couscous is amped...