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Comfort Food Salad Recipes

Mix things up with these comfort food salad recipes, including coleslaw, potato salad, cucumber salad, gelatin, macaroni salad, fruit salad, chicken salad, tuna salad, Cobb salad, bean salad and more.

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After my daughters-in-law and I enjoyed a similar salad at a restaurant, I decided to come up with my own version. It has quickly become a family favorite.
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Cherry Gelatin Squares

Cherry Gelatin Squares

Cherry Gelatin Squares

"I like to take advantage of gelatin mixes and pie fillings to make colorful salads that can be prepared the day before you need them," remarks Chris Rentmeister from Ripon, Wisconsin. "These fruity squares are great for everyday suppers yet special enough for company."

Gelatin Fruit Salad

Gelatin Fruit Salad

Gelatin Fruit Salad

"This gorgeous salad is so refreshing and bursting with flavor that you won't think of it as sugar-free," says Eleanor Mielke of Snohomish, Washington. "A diabetic friend shared the recipe."

Ginger Pear Gelatin

Ginger Pear Gelatin

Ginger Pear Gelatin

This salad is among my favorites for special dinners. I love to cook and experiment with recipes, and I came up with this one after trying different combinations of fruits. The tangy taste is nice and refreshing. -Sunnye Tiedemann, Bartlesville, Oklahoma
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Orange Buttermilk Gelatin Salad

Orange Buttermilk Gelatin Salad

Orange Buttermilk Gelatin Salad

MY FAMILY loves this salad, and I do, too, because it's so easy to make! The buttermilk adds a wonderful tang, making it a refreshing accompaniment to any meal. -Lenore Wilson, Muskogee, Oklahoma

Sweet Slaw

Sweet Slaw

Sweet Slaw

“I found this wonderful recipe for cole slaw with just a hint of pineapple in a church cookbook,” shares Agnes Ward in Stratford, Ontario. “Now it’s the only one I’ll use.”

Chicken Caesar Salad

Chicken Caesar Salad

Chicken Caesar Salad

You'll find this salad makes a nice addition to any brunch buffet. The robust Caesar dressing adds some "zest" to the mild flavors of chicken and vegetables.

Frosted Gelatin Salad

Frosted Gelatin Salad

Frosted Gelatin Salad

A sweet, creamy topping frosts tis extra-fruity gelatin that is chock-full of canned apricots and crushed pineapple. "It's a colorful salad to serve at potluck dinners," reports Bertha Johnson of Indianapolis, Indiana. "Everyone loves the combination of flavors."

Roast Beef and Potato Salad

Roast Beef and Potato Salad

Roast Beef and Potato Salad

Roast Beef and Potato Salad comes from Joanna Lonnecker of Omaha, Nebraska. "This hearty salad is a favorite of the 'meat-and-potatoes' members of our family," writes Joanna. "I serve it as a light summer supper."

Apple 'n' Carrot Slaw

Apple 'n' Carrot Slaw

Apple 'n' Carrot Slaw

"This crispy, colorful slaw is a true crowd-pleaser at any picnic or church gathering. The apples add color and a touch of sweetness," says Julia Livingston, Frostproof, Florida.

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.

Pecan-Crusted Chicken Salad with Fig Vinaigrette

Pecan-Crusted Chicken Salad with Fig Vinaigrette

Pecan-Crusted Chicken Salad with Fig Vinaigrette

This entree salad is suitable for family dinners as well as, entertaining. Herb-coated chicken tenders are served on a bed of greens with cheese and blueberries. Then it's drizzled with a delectable fig vinaigrette. The combination of ingredients make it feel extra special and it's better than any restaurant salad.—Kelly Boe, Whiteland, Indiana
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