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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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Grilled Red Potato Salad with Blue Cheese and Bacon

Grilled Red Potato Salad with Blue Cheese and Bacon

Grilled Red Potato Salad with Blue Cheese and Bacon

Grilling potatoes is an all too rare means of preparing America's most popular vegetable. And nothing says summer like grilling and potato salad. The blue cheese and bacon give a unique twist on the traditional side dish. —Lindsay Sprunk, Noblesville, Indiana

Grilled Salmon Salad

Grilled Salmon Salad

Grilled Salmon Salad

For a cool summer supper, try this fresh-tasting salmon salad, created by our Test Kitchen staff. Lightly dressed with tangy raspberry vinegar, it gets a little crunch from onion and celery.

Mama's Warm German Potato Salad

Mama's Warm German Potato Salad

Mama's Warm German Potato Salad

My grandmother, Mama, made this potato salad for every family gathering at her home. Every relative would arrive with their specialties in hand. She never wrote it down, so I had to re-create the recipe from memory. Years later, it's just about right. —Charlene Chambers, Ormond Beach, Florida
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Pesto Tomato-Cucumber Salad

Pesto Tomato-Cucumber Salad

Pesto Tomato-Cucumber Salad

My sister and I created this fresh salad at one of our "recipe nights" and it's been a hit at every party since! Try red pepper flakes for a little kick if you'd like, or add Greek pepperoncini. —Jennifer Freier, Algonquin, Illinois

Red, White and Blueberry Salad

Red, White and Blueberry Salad

Red, White and Blueberry Salad

Lovely and layered, this delightful gelatin salad rounds out any meal fruitfully. "Originally my grandmother's recipe. I regularly make it for potlucks," details. Linnea Tucker of Dolores, Colorado. "I believe my father would eat the entire dish himself it I let him!"

Zucchini Salad

Zucchini Salad

Zucchini Salad

My husband and I have a big garden and grow a variety of vegetables, including lots of zucchini. That abundant summer produce stars in this simple salad. —Shirley Smith, Wichita, Kansas

Strawberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Strawberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Strawberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

My family is always happy to see this fruit and veggie salad on the table. If strawberries aren’t available, substitute mandarin oranges and dried cranberries. —Irene Keller, Kalamazoo, Michigan

Bacon Macaroni Salad

Bacon Macaroni Salad

Bacon Macaroni Salad

This creamy pasta salad is like eating a BLT in a bowl. Chock-full of crispy crumbled bacon, chopped tomato, celery and green onion, it's draped in a tangy mayonnaise and vinegar dressing. A real crowd pleaser! —Norene Wright, Manilla, Indiana

Pina Colada Fruit Salad

Pina Colada Fruit Salad

Pina Colada Fruit Salad

Give friends a taste of the tropics on warm summer days with this refreshing fruit blend. For a little extra punch, you might add a splash of coconut rum. —Carol Farnsworth, Greenwood, Indiana

Dill Pickle Potato Salad

Dill Pickle Potato Salad

Dill Pickle Potato Salad

Dill pickles add pizzazz to this old-fashioned chilled salad. The creamy, well-dressed side dish makes a flavorful and attractive addition to a Fourth of July picnic or church supper.—Nancy Holland, Morgan Hill, California
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Festive Broccoli-Cauliflower Salad

Festive Broccoli-Cauliflower Salad

Festive Broccoli-Cauliflower Salad

I came up with this recipe when unexpected company arrived and I didn't have enough lettuce and tomatoes on hand to make a traditional salad. Everyone enjoyed it so much that it became a regular at our table. —Avanell Hewitt, North Richland Hills, Texas
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