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Memorial Day Salad Recipes

From traditional greens to coleslaw, fruit salads and more, try these must-make recipes for your celebration.

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I can eat potato salad like crazy. A little spice is nice, so I use cayenne and paprika in this grilled salad that comes with its own fireworks. —Ashley Armstrong, Kingsland, Georgia
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Roasted Sweet and Gold Potato Salad

Roasted Sweet and Gold Potato Salad

Roasted Sweet and Gold Potato Salad

To make my potato salad look bright and taste extra-festive, I add Mexicorn and black beans. With the zesty dressing, it’s the best!—Jeannie Trudell, Del Norte, Colorado

Fruit & Cream Layered Salad

Fruit & Cream Layered Salad

Fruit & Cream Layered Salad

Being from the South, I love salads, especially fruit salads. I also try to cook healthier foods, since everyone is trying to watch what they eat. I found a similar recipe to this one a few years ago and have revised it to make it a lot healthier. April Lane - Greeneville, TN

Greek Tomato Salad

Greek Tomato Salad

Greek Tomato Salad

"My German father-in-law loves to vacation in Greece," relates Jerry Lappin of Garden City, Kansas. "After a stay on the sunny beaches of Rhodes, he game me the recipe for this zesty salad, full of fresh tomatoes, red onion, green pepper, ripe olives and feta cheese. I like to serve it for a light lunch with sourdough, French or Italian bread."
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Chipotle Lime Avocado Salad

Chipotle Lime Avocado Salad

Chipotle Lime Avocado Salad

I use my music to promote a healthy lifestyle, like eating your veggies. This bright salad is loaded with avocado, cucumbers, tomatoes and a little heat factor. —DJ Cavem, Denver, Colorado

Crowd-Pleasing Potato Salad

Crowd-Pleasing Potato Salad

Crowd-Pleasing Potato Salad

Everyone loves potato salad but not everyone can enjoy it. This recipe allows everyone, no matter what their diet, to enjoy potato salad.—Marcille Meyer, Battle Creek, Nebraska

Crunchy Spinach Salad

Crunchy Spinach Salad

Crunchy Spinach Salad

A fresh salad is the perfect complement to any summer meal, like my grilled ribeye steaks. This salad, with its tangy dressing and crisp, crunchy ingredients, has become one of our very favorites. —Sharon Bickett, Chester, South Carolina

Mint-Cream Fruit Topping

Mint-Cream Fruit Topping

Mint-Cream Fruit Topping

For a different spin on a typical fruit salad, try this creamy mint sauce from Diane Hixon of Niceville, Florida. It’s delicious dolloped on orange slices and other fresh fruit. TIP: “In summer, it’s very refreshing served over melon, strawberries and red and green grapes,” Diane notes.

Marinated Vegetable Salad

Marinated Vegetable Salad

Marinated Vegetable Salad

This recipe is so versatile because you can use whatever vegetables you family prefers. It's a nice change from typical mayonnaise-based salads. —Rita Wagers, Emporia, Kansas

Sweet and Tangy Pasta Salad

Sweet and Tangy Pasta Salad

Sweet and Tangy Pasta Salad

June Herke WATERTOWN, SOUTH DAKOTA I’m a retired farmwife and one of 16 children. I learned lots about cooking from my mother. This recipe is my version of a much simpler one.

Grilled Firecracker Potato Salad

Grilled Firecracker Potato Salad

Grilled Firecracker Potato Salad

I can eat potato salad like crazy. A little spice is nice, so I use cayenne and paprika in this grilled salad that comes with its own fireworks. —Ashley Armstrong, Kingsland, Georgia

Mixed Greens with Orange Juice Vinaigrette

Mixed Greens with Orange Juice Vinaigrette

Mixed Greens with Orange Juice Vinaigrette

Like a string of pearls on a little black dress, a vinaigrette is a classic way to dress a salad. A little oil, a little vinegar, a tangy infusion of orange juice and a sprinkle of orange peel are just enough - and not too much. —Kristin Bataille, Stamford, Connecticut
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