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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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This recipe has been in my family for years; we especially use it during the holiday season. It's pleasantly tart and a perfect complement to any meal.
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Quick Cranberry Gelatin Salad

Quick Cranberry Gelatin Salad

Quick Cranberry Gelatin Salad

Since this tangy salad keeps well, I make it a day ahead for my Christmas menu. It's also a great choice to take to a holiday potluck - even people who aren't fond of cranberries think it's yummy. I got the recipe from a friend at church who likes to cook and bake as much as I do. -Betty Claycomb, Alverton, Pennsylvania

Ambrosia Salad

Ambrosia Salad

Ambrosia Salad

During last-minute menu planning, I often include this ambrosia recipe because I keep the ingredients on hand. —Judi Bringegar, Liberty, North Carolina

Bow Tie Seafood Salad

Bow Tie Seafood Salad

Bow Tie Seafood Salad

"I served this satisfying pasta salad to a group of hospital volunteers who were quick with compliments. It’s brimming with shrimp and imitation crab and accented with dill," shares Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia.
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Overnight Coleslaw

Overnight Coleslaw

Overnight Coleslaw

This has been a very popular salad from my recipe box for a long, long time! Before I retired, when my office had a covered-dish-get-together, I was always asked to bring my tangy coleslaw. My family loves it, too. —Fern Hammock, Garland, Texas

Pear Lime Gelatin

Pear Lime Gelatin

Pear Lime Gelatin

Packed with pears, this jolly gelatin salad is a light and refreshing treat. My Mom knew that fruit served in this fun form would get gobbled right up. She also liked it because the bowl looked like a sparkling jewel on our dinner table.

Grandma's Sweet-Sour Veggies

Grandma's Sweet-Sour Veggies

Grandma's Sweet-Sour Veggies

With summer fast approaching, we look forward to a bonanza of fresh vegetables. There's nothing like a large bowl of fresh veggies to perk up a summer meal. This is one of our favorites.

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

Blueberry Romaine Salad

Blueberry Romaine Salad

Blueberry Romaine Salad

I love to bring this delicious salad to school gatherings. The homemade dressing couldn't be simpler, so I whip it up in advance and just give it a quick toss with the other ingredients when I get to any event. —Kris Bristol, Charlotte, Michigan

Cranberry Medley

Cranberry Medley

Cranberry Medley

I saw a cranberry chutney recipe that used sugar, oil and other flavors I didn't care for, so I made this combination with sugar substitute and eliminated the oil. Now it's a family favorite. —Gloria Wiech, Frontenac, Minnesota

Cran-Orange Gelatin Salad

Cran-Orange Gelatin Salad

Cran-Orange Gelatin Salad

After seeing this gelatin salad in a flier, I decided to make it lighter. I like to serve it as a fruit salad, but others may like it for a sweet treat. —Eva DeWolf, Erwin, Tennessee

Sour Cream Cucumbers

Sour Cream Cucumbers

Sour Cream Cucumbers

It’s been a tradition at our house to serve this dish with the other Hungarian specialties my mom learned to make from the women at church. It’s especially good during the summer when the cucumbers are fresh-picked from the garden. —Pamela Eaton, Monclova, Ohio
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