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Main Dish Salad Recipes

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Creamy Chicken Salad

Creamy Chicken Salad

Creamy Chicken Salad

I modified the original recipe for this chicken salad to make it healthier. The ingredients are so flavorful that my changes didn't take away from the taste. This refreshing salad never lasts long at our house. Even if I double the recipe, my husband asks, "Why didn't you make more?" -Kristi Abernathy, Lewistown, Montana

Lemony Tortellini Bacon Salad

Lemony Tortellini Bacon Salad

Lemony Tortellini Bacon Salad

Who says summer meals have to be complicated? We love this tangy, simple and tasty salad on warm summer nights. Add a cold glass of lemonade or iced tea and dinner couldn’t be easier. —Samantha Vicars, Kenosha, Wisconsin

Tuna-Stuffed Jumbo Shells

Tuna-Stuffed Jumbo Shells

Tuna-Stuffed Jumbo Shells

These light, fresh-tasting stuffed shells really star as part of a luncheon menu. I came up with this distinctive combination of ingredients by accident one day using leftovers from other recipes. It's a cool summer main dish. — Phy Bresse, Lumberton, North Carolina
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Tuna Macaroni Salad

Tuna Macaroni Salad

Tuna Macaroni Salad

"This jazzed-up tuna recipe came from a nutritionist I worked with at a prenatal clinic," writes Mary pat Eck from Cincinnati, Ohio. "It's so full of protein and flavor that we shared it with many of our clients."

Blueberry Chicken Salad

Blueberry Chicken Salad

Blueberry Chicken Salad

On weekday mornings, I whip up this fun chicken and blueberry combination in minutes to take for lunch. It also works as a nice, light salad for a summer supper, and it’s a cinch to double it for a shower or potluck. —Kari Caven, Coeur d'Alene, ID

Cashew Turkey Pasta Salad

Cashew Turkey Pasta Salad

Cashew Turkey Pasta Salad

Cashews add a nice crunch to this grilled turkey and spiral pasta combo. I first tasted this salad at a baby shower and asked the hostess for her recipe. Since then, I've served it for many occasions. -Karen Wyffels, Lino Lakes, Minnesota

Feta Salmon Salad

Feta Salmon Salad

Feta Salmon Salad

“My son David always ordered the salmon sandwich at a local pub," shares Susan Griffiths of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. "In trying to replicate it, he came up with this salad. It's the only recipe he's ever made and our entire family thinks it's great.”

Grilled Chicken Salad with Blueberry Vinaigrette

Grilled Chicken Salad with Blueberry Vinaigrette

Grilled Chicken Salad with Blueberry Vinaigrette

We love adding grilled chicken to our salads in the summer, but the real star here is the vinaigrette made with blueberry preserves and maple syrup. It goes great with a fresh baguette and a frosty glass of minted lemonade. —Susan Gauthier, Falmouth, Maine

Shrimp & Avocado Salads

Shrimp & Avocado Salads

Shrimp & Avocado Salads

This gorgeous salad has such authentic flavor, you'll think you're sitting at a beachside cantina in Acapulco. —Heidi Hall, North St. Paul, Minnesota

Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Salad

Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Salad

Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Salad

We use this super duper chicken across several meals including tacos, sandwiches, omelets and enchiladas. My little guys love helping measure seasonings. —Karie Houghton, Lynnwood, Washington

Soba Noodles with Ginger-Sesame Dressing

Soba Noodles with Ginger-Sesame Dressing

Soba Noodles with Ginger-Sesame Dressing

We love when opposites attract. A sweet and sour gingery dressing goes hand in hand with soft Soba noodles, edamame and crunchy slaw. If you're not vegetarian, add grilled shrimp or chicken for a protein-packed finish. —Mandy Rivers, Lexington, South Carolina
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