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Budget Salad Recipes

Looking for Budget Salad recipes? Find cheap salad recipes including fruit salads, bean salads, salad dressings, and more cheap salad recipes.

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Instead of turning to store-bought salad dressings that lack freshness and flavor, try this easy dressing. This simple homemade topping adds tangy flavor to an ordinary lettuce salad.—Mrs Robert Lieske, Ripon, Wisconsin
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Ambrosia Fruit

Ambrosia Fruit

Ambrosia Fruit

You can capture the flavor of fresh fruit anytime of year with this recipe. With its combination of canned pineapple, fresh apples and flaky coconut, it's the perfect to rely on no matter the season.—Marsha Ransom, South Haven, Michigan

Summer Apple Salad

Summer Apple Salad

Summer Apple Salad

This salad is a great-tasting, colorful side dish that contains a mixture of ingredients. It is a good thing this serves 12 because my family can't get enough of it! Tossing fruits and vegetables with a sweet dressing is a deliciously different idea.—Kim Stoller, Smithville, Ohio

Tangy Fruit Salad

Tangy Fruit Salad

Tangy Fruit Salad

I got this recipe from dear friends many years ago, and it has been a mainstay at my house ever since. This salad is a sweet refreshing side dish or light dessert.—Darlene Alexander, Nekoosa, Wisconsin
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German Cukes and Tomatoes

German Cukes and Tomatoes

German Cukes and Tomatoes

This side really sparks up a meal and goes fairly well with everything from grilled steak to tuna salad. I like to serve it in individual, lettuce-lined glass bowls with a sour cream star piped on top and a sprinkling of dill.—Karen Ann Bland, Gove, Kansas

Italian Cucumber Salad

Italian Cucumber Salad

Italian Cucumber Salad

Folks enjoy this tangy, refreshing side dish. I came up with the recipe after sampling a similar salad at a local cafeteria.—Jane Nichols, Houston, Texas

Classic Macaroni Salad

Classic Macaroni Salad

Classic Macaroni Salad

From Sardis, Ohio, Dorothy Bayes sends this refreshingly light take on an all-time favorite. It's perfect for a fast weeknight dinner or festive weekend barbecue.

Supreme Spaghetti Salad

Supreme Spaghetti Salad

Supreme Spaghetti Salad

In Salem, Virginia, Wendy Byrd relies on bottled salad dressing to perk up pasta and fresh vegetables in this swift salad that costs 43¢ a serving. "It's a delicious addition to any meal or picnic," she relates.

Walnut Romaine Salad

Walnut Romaine Salad

Walnut Romaine Salad

This salad offers plenty of crunch and a zippy vinegar and oil dressing.—Harriet Stichter, Milford, Indiana

Orange Buttermilk Salad

Orange Buttermilk Salad

Orange Buttermilk Salad

For a deliciously creamy treat, I make this gelatin salad. It is so easy to whip up and I always receive compliments.—Carol Van Sickle, Versailles, Kentucky

Lettuce with French Dressing

Lettuce with French Dressing

Lettuce with French Dressing

I got this recipe from my mother-in-law when my husband and I first started dating. Many years later, it's still our favorite salad.—Kim Marie Van Rheenen, Mendota, Illinois

Lemon Vinaigrette on Greens

Lemon Vinaigrette on Greens

Lemon Vinaigrette on Greens

The vinaigrette also tastes good on spinach salad. It keeps well in the regrigerator in a container with a tight-fitting lid. Just shake and serve.—Susan Garoutte, Georgetown, Texas
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