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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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Pear-Lime Gelatin Salad

Pear-Lime Gelatin Salad

Pear-Lime Gelatin Salad

A “must” at our family reunions is this easy make-ahead gelatin salad. Try decorating the top with maraschino cherries. The red and lime-green color is especially pretty for the holidays.

Quick Peach Fruit Salad

Quick Peach Fruit Salad

Quick Peach Fruit Salad

Quick Fruit Salad is a beautiful, refreshing side dish or dessert from Sue Call of Beech Grove, Indiana. "I's a great way to round out a summer meal!" Sue asserts.

Strawberry-Bacon Spinach Salad

Strawberry-Bacon Spinach Salad

Strawberry-Bacon Spinach Salad

Ruth Haywood’s colorful Strawberry-Bacon Spinach Salad is sweet and crunchy with a tangy dressing. “I made this recipe for our prayer group, and everyone enjoyed it,” Ruth writes from Lake Charles, Louisiana.
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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

Watermelon Shark

Watermelon Shark

Watermelon Shark

Take a bite out of summer boredom with this kid-friendly food project. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Broccoli Cranberry Slaw

Broccoli Cranberry Slaw

Broccoli Cranberry Slaw

Marie Siciliano of Westerly, Rhode Island needs just four items to toss together this crunchy coleslaw that gets a sweet twist from dried cranberries. The shredded broccoli mixture is lightly coated with convenient prepared dressing.

Creamy Grilled Potato Salad

Creamy Grilled Potato Salad

Creamy Grilled Potato Salad

I grill just about everything in the summer to avoid turning on my oven, including this creamy potato salad. My friends have dubbed this ‘The Best Potato Salad You’ll Ever Put in Your Mouth!'mdash;and I love that! —Gayle Robinson, Carrollton, Georgia

Make-Ahead Hearty Six-Layer Salad

Make-Ahead Hearty Six-Layer Salad

Make-Ahead Hearty Six-Layer Salad

This salad is an all-time favorite. I reach for the recipe whenever I need a dish to pass. It’s easy to make, can be assembled ahead of time and looks great. —Noreen Meyer, Madison, Wisconsin

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.

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."
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