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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 finding this vintage macaroni salad years ago, I tweaked the flavor and bumped up the pickles. Tuck it inside your picnic basket. —Elizabeth Kirchgatter, Maysville, Kentucky
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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."

Orange Buttermilk Gelatin Salad Mold

Orange Buttermilk Gelatin Salad Mold

Orange Buttermilk Gelatin Salad Mold

A dear friend shared this recipe with me years ago. Now it's my favorite dish to take to a church meeting, shower or any potluck event—it's always a hit. Whenever I serve this salad, people ask for the recipe. They find it hard to believe it's really made with buttermilk! —Juanita Hutto, Mechanicsville, Virginia

Herbed Chicken Caesar Salad

Herbed Chicken Caesar Salad

Herbed Chicken Caesar Salad

This salad looks and tastes fancy but couldn't be easier to make. It's my husband's favorite dinner.—Kay Andersen, Bear, Delaware
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Apple Chicken Salad

Apple Chicken Salad

Apple Chicken Salad

Now that my six children are grown, I make lots of small-portion meals. This tasty salad is one of my favorite recipes because it’s colorful, a little different and it contains healthy ingredients.—Anne Stevens, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Waldorf Salad for Two

Waldorf Salad for Two

Waldorf Salad for Two

THE PEAR and hint of orange are a nice surprise in this salad. It's a little different than traditional Waldorf salad and always brings rave reviews. The colorful combination of crunchy, fresh ingredients complements any meal. -Mildred Cummings, Cincinnati, Ohio

Holiday Gelatin Mold

Holiday Gelatin Mold

Holiday Gelatin Mold

No matter where I take this attractive salad, I'm asked to share the recipe. With its red and green layers, it dresses up any holiday buffet. I'm a retired teacher who loves to cook-especially dishes I can make ahead, like this one.

Overnight Vegetable Salad

Overnight Vegetable Salad

Overnight Vegetable Salad

My friend Anne, whom I first met in sixth grade, gave me this recipe. Whenever I'm invited to a potluck and a salad is needed, I make a double batch. There are seldom any leftovers! This is also my favorite recipe to share.

Pastel Gelatin Salad

Pastel Gelatin Salad

Pastel Gelatin Salad

In Santee, California, Teresa Ries tops her gelatin salad with pretty pastel mini marshmallow to add color to holiday menus. With its creamy lemon-lime base and tangy pineapple flavor, it's a tasty accompaniment to any meal.

Salad with Cran-Raspberry Dressing

Salad with Cran-Raspberry Dressing

Salad with Cran-Raspberry Dressing

I was given this recipe at a bridal shower our rural farming community held for me. It's become my all-time favorite salad. The color and tang the berries add to the lovely mix make it perfect for company or just my husband and me.

Creamy Summer Vegetable Salad

Creamy Summer Vegetable Salad

Creamy Summer Vegetable Salad

Mother made this salad whenever we barbecued. It's easy to fix, goes well with meat or chicken and is a good way to utilize garden vegetables.

Citrus Tossed Salad

Citrus Tossed Salad

Citrus Tossed Salad

"The light and tangy dressing for this citrus salad is full of fruity flavor," writes Marge Werner of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.
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