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July 4th Salad Recipes

From coleslaw and greens to recipes for watermelon, broccoli, potato and pasta salads, these festive dishes are sure to please.

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When I'm having weekend guests, I make this salad the day before they arrive. The flavors blend wonderfully when it is chilled overnight, and it keeps well for several days. It's also a great dish to take along to a picnic or potluck. -Jill Evely, Wilmore, Kentucky
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Bacon & Gorgonzola Potato Salad

Bacon & Gorgonzola Potato Salad

Bacon & Gorgonzola Potato Salad

Dressed in a rich, creamy sauce flavored with Gorgonzola cheese, chives and bacon, this potato salad is sure to be a hit. “I like to make it ahead so the flavors have time to blend.” Barbara Spitzer - Lodi, California

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.
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Southern Coleslaw

Southern Coleslaw

Southern Coleslaw

Lime and cilantro add refreshing accents to this tangy, yummy slaw. It's perfect for a summer get-together.—Laurel Leslie, Sonora, California

Patriotic Gelatin Salad

Patriotic Gelatin Salad

Patriotic Gelatin Salad

Almost as spectacular as the fireworks, this lovely salad makes quite a "bang" at our July Fourth meal. It's exciting to serve, and our guests loved the cool fruity and creamy layers. This salad really added to my patriotic theme. —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Contest-Winning Strawberry Chicken Salad

Contest-Winning Strawberry Chicken Salad

Contest-Winning Strawberry Chicken Salad

This salad is similar to one I loved at a local restaurant. When we moved away, I created my own version. It goes together in minutes and is perfect for picnics. But it makes a wonderful main dish salad anytime. --Michelle Hallock, Warwick, Rhode Island

Shrimp Pasta Salad

Shrimp Pasta Salad

Shrimp Pasta Salad

I adore shrimp, so discovering it in a pasta salad recipe is a real treat for me. The lemon-dill sauce is light and bright. —Traci Wynne, Denver, Pennsylvania

Creamy Potato Salad with Parseley

Creamy Potato Salad with Parseley

Creamy Potato Salad with Parseley

A tangy twist on a creamy picnic classic, this potato salad from Catherine Rausch in Palm Coast, Florida is filling, flavorful and a great addition to casual summer menus.

Faux Potato Salad

Faux Potato Salad

Faux Potato Salad

Cauliflower in potato salad? You bet, along with carrots, olives and other crunchy surprises. — Mike Schulz, Tawas City, Michigan

Sweet 'n' Sour Coleslaw

Sweet 'n' Sour Coleslaw

Sweet 'n' Sour Coleslaw

Barbara Keith’s Sweet 'n' Sour Coleslaw comes together in just five minutes and brings bright flavor and crunch to the menu. “This was my mother’s recipe, and I’m always asked to share it,” she writes from Faucett, Missouri.

Cobb Salad with Chili-Lime Dressing

Cobb Salad with Chili-Lime Dressing

Cobb Salad with Chili-Lime Dressing

Spice up dinner tonight with a hearty salad that's got something in it for everyone! I made this cobb salad recipe for a party, and it was a huge hit. Hot sauce gives it a little kick, while cilantro and avocado cool things off. —Mary Meek, Toledo, Ohio
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