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Father's Day Salad Recipes

From basic side salads, to bowls that eat like a main course, these salads are sure to be a hit with the dads in your life.

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Balsamic Steak Salad

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My husband loves blue cheese and I like a hearty salad that eats like a meal, so I put the two things together to make this salad. The sweet-tartness of dried cranberries pairs deliciously with the cheese, creamy avocado and balsamic vinegar. It's irresistible! —Marla Clark, Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Colorful Spiral Pasta Salad

Colorful Spiral Pasta Salad

Colorful Spiral Pasta Salad

Tackle gatherings to go with a bright pasta salad. This tricolor toss-up with broccoli, tomatoes, olives and a hardworking dressing is the easiest one you could take. —Amanda Cable, Boxford, Massachusetts

Dilly Potato & Egg Salad

Dilly Potato & Egg Salad

Dilly Potato & Egg Salad

Everyone has a favorite potato salad, and this is mine. As a young bride 36 years ago, I was eager to learn how to cook and make things that my husband would love. I combined my mom's and his mom's recipes, and this is the delicious result. —Angela Leinenbach, Mechanicsville, Virginia

Chilled Shrimp Pasta Salad

Chilled Shrimp Pasta Salad

Chilled Shrimp Pasta Salad

This chilled salad, along with a nice cool drink, is all you need on a hot summer day. It also makes a nice side dish for sharing anytime. —Mary Price, Youngstown, Ohio
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Tequila-Lime Fruit Salad

Tequila-Lime Fruit Salad

Tequila-Lime Fruit Salad

Looking for a fast, colorful side to round out any meal? This refreshing fruit salad is pure perfection! —Angela Howland, Haynesville, Maine

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

Heirloom Tomato & Zucchini Salad

Heirloom Tomato & Zucchini Salad

Heirloom Tomato & Zucchini Salad

Tomato wedges give this salad a juicy bite. It's a great use of fresh herbs and veggies from your own garden or the farmers market. —Matthew Hass, Franklin, Wisconsin

Fiesta Corn Chip Salad

Fiesta Corn Chip Salad

Fiesta Corn Chip Salad

Whenever I bring this corn salad to a gathering, the recipe is always requested! Quick and easy and great alongside just about any main course!

Penne Pasta Salad

Penne Pasta Salad

Penne Pasta Salad

I came up with this recipe one day while experimenting in my kitchen. This salad makes a great side dish with just about any kind of meat.

Fresh Tomato & Cucumber Salad

Fresh Tomato & Cucumber Salad

Fresh Tomato & Cucumber Salad

This bright, fresh recipe is so easy to prepare. It helps us to find a use for the many vegetables we accumulate from our garden and from friends who kindly share vegetables, too. —Jodie Gharbi, Shreveport, Louisiana

Broccoli & Apple Salad

Broccoli & Apple Salad

Broccoli & Apple Salad

Even my picky daughter loves this one! My yogurt dressing on crunchy veggie salad makes a cool and creamy side dish. —Lynn Cluff, Littlefield, Arizona

Chili-Rubbed Steak & Bread Salad

Chili-Rubbed Steak & Bread Salad

Chili-Rubbed Steak & Bread Salad

We love skirt steak in our house. To make it a meal, I created a ranch-inspired bread salad with the best flavor combinations - creamy, tangy, sweet and fresh. — Devon Delaney, Westport, Connecticut
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