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Cool cucumber and avocado combine with spicy marinated steak to create a fun and tasty balance of flavors your guests will love. If the spice is too much, remove the cayenne and red pepper flakes from the avocado mixture.—Ning Watson of San Diego, California
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Wilted Green Salad

Wilted Green Salad

Wilted Green Salad

"My husband refused to eat wilted lettuce until I read this recipe suggested by a friend," says field editor La Vonne Hegland of St. Michael, Minnesota. "He likes this milder dressing with just a subtle hint of vinegar. Turkey bacon adds a satisfying crunch."

Fiesta Coleslaw

Fiesta Coleslaw

Fiesta Coleslaw

Coleslaw with a touch of heat makes a zesty side for barbecue chicken or pork. I also pile it on fish tacos and po'boys. —Fay Moreland, Wichita Falls, Texas

Spicy Crab Salad

Spicy Crab Salad

Spicy Crab Salad

My creamy crab salad gets a boost of heat from Sriracha and a tangy touch from lime. It’s ready fast, leaving me more time with guests. —Patti Lavell, Islamorada, Florida
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Asparagus Tomato Salad

Asparagus Tomato Salad

Asparagus Tomato Salad

This is my husband's favorite asparagus recipe. All of our children love it, too. It's perfect for a summer dinner.

Fiesta Taco Salads

Fiesta Taco Salads

Fiesta Taco Salads

This taco salad has all the flavors, but it’s so much easier to prepare and eat because it’s not served in a shell. If you like spicier food, use medium or hot salsa and add another jalapeno. —Tari Ambler, Shorewood, Illinois

Beet Salad with Orange-Walnut Dressing

Beet Salad with Orange-Walnut Dressing

Beet Salad with Orange-Walnut Dressing

Light and refreshing, this salad goes nicely with the heavier dishes of the season. Your family and friends will also appreciate the tasty homemade dressing. —Marian Platt, Sequim, Washington

Quick French Salad Dressing

Quick French Salad Dressing

Quick French Salad Dressing

This simple dressing has served me for many years. Using this basic recipe, I can easily make simple variations, usually with ingredients I have on hand. As a result, I have always made my own salad dressings. -Carolyn Ozment, Gaylesville, Alabama

Picante Broccoli Chicken Salad

Picante Broccoli Chicken Salad

Picante Broccoli Chicken Salad

Meet the Cook: Since our family likes things spicy, I often add a fresh jalapeno pepper to this salad. It's a simple, savory way to use up leftover chicken. Plus, it's so eye-catching, it could double as the main dish and the table centerpiece! -Krista Shumway, Billings, Montana

Mandarin Tossed Salad

Mandarin Tossed Salad

Mandarin Tossed Salad

This unique medley with its light dressing is probably my most requested recipe. I often double it and serve it at fancy parties in a clear glass bowl...it's beautiful.

Gelatin Christmas Ornaments

Gelatin Christmas Ornaments

Gelatin Christmas Ornaments

Muffin tins are the key to making these individual gelatin salads. Once chilled, they're easy to embellish with mayonnaise, sour cream or whipped cream. Maraschino cherries with stems give the look of wire hangers.

Peachy Pecan Salad

Peachy Pecan Salad

Peachy Pecan Salad

You'll only need a total of six ingredients—three for the refreshing citrus dressing and three for the colorful salad. You can replace the pecans in the salad with walnuts or almonds to better suit your tastes.—Elissa Armbruster, Medford, New Jersey

Eggnog Molded Salad

Eggnog Molded Salad

Eggnog Molded Salad

For an excellent holiday gelatin salad, try this one. It looks so lovely on a platter and tastes good with the fruit and a hint of eggnog flavor. It goes well with any meal because it's refreshing. -Alice Ceresa, Rochester, New York

Fourth of July Jell-O

Fourth of July Jell-O

Fourth of July Jell-O

"With six children, I'm always looking for wholesome quick recipes," shares Mabel Yoder of Bonduel, Wisconsin. "This colorful salad can be fixed by school-age children and looks so pretty served in a glass bowl."

Easy Overnight Pimiento Potato Salad

Easy Overnight Pimiento Potato Salad

Easy Overnight Pimiento Potato Salad

"A neighbor shared the recipe for this easy overnight salad," reports Dora Ledford of Rockwall, Texas. Tender potatoes and crunchy celery get refreshing flavor from a bottle of Italian dressing.

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Pesto Tomato-Cucumber Salad

Pesto Tomato-Cucumber Salad

Pesto Tomato-Cucumber Salad

My sister and I created this fresh salad at one of our "recipe nights" and it's been a hit at every party since! Try red pepper flakes for a little kick if you'd like, or add Greek pepperoncini. —Jennifer Freier, Algonquin, Illinois

Mama's Warm German Potato Salad

Mama's Warm German Potato Salad

Mama's Warm German Potato Salad

My grandmother, Mama, made this potato salad for every family gathering at her home. Every relative would arrive with their specialties in hand. She never wrote it down, so I had to re-create the recipe from memory. Years later, it's just about right. —Charlene Chambers, Ormond Beach, Florida

Caesar Salad with Grilled Steak and Potatoes

Caesar Salad with Grilled Steak and Potatoes

Caesar Salad with Grilled Steak and Potatoes

We get our grill on for this sizzling steak and potatoes baked in foil. It’s a quick and easy main dish we like to take outdoors. —Edie DeSpain, Logan, Utah
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