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Cranberries grow in the coastal area about 50 miles from our home. When they become available, I always make this creamy salad. —Faye Huff, Longview, Washington
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Contest-Winning Tomato Corn Salad

Contest-Winning Tomato Corn Salad

Contest-Winning Tomato Corn Salad

Warm and colorful, this tantalizing side dish bursts with refreshing vegetable flavor. Fresh herbs and Dijon mustard add the pizzazz. — Carrie Componile, Roselle Park, New Jersey

Warm Roasted Beet Salad

Warm Roasted Beet Salad

Warm Roasted Beet Salad

“This recipe lets beets shine. It's a hearty main dish salad that is beautiful on the plate, too." Jill prefers to use hazelnut oil in this salad if you can find it. —Jill Anderson, Sleepy Eye, Minnesota

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
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Creamy Cranberry Salad

Creamy Cranberry Salad

Creamy Cranberry Salad

One of my piano students taught me the perfect lesson in salad for the holidays. The keys are cranberries, pineapple, marshmallows and nuts. —Alexandra Lypecky, Dearborn, Michigan

Mostaccioli Veggie Salad

Mostaccioli Veggie Salad

Mostaccioli Veggie Salad

I first sampled this refreshing salad at a church potluck several years ago. The mix of pasta, zucchini, summer squash, cucumber, sweet peppers and black olives is coated with a light vinaigrette. Any pasta can be substituted for the mostaccioli. -Julie Sterchi Jackson, Missouri

Orange Gelatin Pretzel Salad

Orange Gelatin Pretzel Salad

Orange Gelatin Pretzel Salad

Salty pretzels pair nicely with sweet oranges in this refreshing layered salad. It’s a family favorite that's a slam dunk at Thanksgiving and fall potlucks. —Peggy Boyd, Northport, Alabama

Spinach Tortellini Salad

Spinach Tortellini Salad

Spinach Tortellini Salad

Pretty and packed with nutrition, this fresh-tasting salad makes a company-special light meal or side dish! “I also add diced purple onion and red bell pepper…or substitute diced cooked chicken and bow-tie pasta for the tortellini.” Emily Hanson - Logan, Utah

Spinach Bean Salad with Maple Dressing

Spinach Bean Salad with Maple Dressing

Spinach Bean Salad with Maple Dressing

Warm maple dressing slightly wilts the spinach in this salad, giving it a delightful texture and flavor. Sally writes, “This is quick and easy to make, plus it's healthy and very tasty!” Sally Maloney - Dallas, Georgia

Antipasto Picnic Salad

Antipasto Picnic Salad

Antipasto Picnic Salad

Everybody just loves this tempting blend of meats, veggies and pasta. It goes together in no time, serves a crowd and tastes as delicious at room temperature as it does cold. Also, it’s chunky enough for the kids to pick out any individual ingredient they might not like! --Michele Larson, Baden, Pennsylvania

Christmas Fruit Salad

Christmas Fruit Salad

Christmas Fruit Salad

It was at the very first Thanksgiving I spent with my husband's family that I tasted this for the first time. My mother-in-law shared the recipe. I serve it for special occasions, plus it's a main-stay at the potlucks we have at work. After 41 years of marriage, my husband and I still enjoy the salad - along with our four children and their spouses and our nine grandchildren. -Ina Vickers, Dumas, Arkansas

Tomato-Cucumber Mozzarella Salad

Tomato-Cucumber Mozzarella Salad

Tomato-Cucumber Mozzarella Salad

I used fresh mozzarella for the first time last year and loved it. I wanted to incorporate it into as many dishes as possible and came up with this salad. It has quickly become a mainstay at my house. —Jennifer Klann, Corbett, Oregon
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