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Tex-Mex Potato Salad

I created this Tex-Mex potato salad for one of my cooking classes, and it was a hit. It's perfect for a cookout or potluck. The secret ingredient is pickled jalapenos—they add so much interest and flavor! Add a can of black beans for more protein. —Dianna Ackerley, Cibolo, Texas

Green Goddess Vegan Potato Salad

Don't be fooled by the green color—this vegan potato salad is absolutely delicious! It's perfect for potlucks and for those...


Farmers Market Orzo Salad

2 reviews

Orzo is a tiny pasta shaped like rice. We use it as a base for veggies, lemony vinaigrette and cheeses...


Sweet Pepper Pesto Pasta

3 reviews

What’s a family gathering or potluck without at least one pasta salad? This one's great freshly made or for several...


Potato Pan Rolls

4 reviews

My family loves these rolls and requests them often. They don't take long to make because you use quick-rise yeast....

Contest-Winning Old-Fashioned Potato Salad

37 reviews

We live at the edge of Pennsylvania Dutch Country, where there are lots of small farms. Country markets are plentiful...


Spicy Grilled Broccoli

My kids eat this spiced broccoli without cheese; it’s that good. It transports easily to the beach, the park or...

Fire and Ice Tomatoes

5 reviews

You won't miss the salt in this refreshing tomato salad! It's well-seasoned with cayenne pepper, mustard seed and vinegar but...


Tzatziki Potato Salad

1 review

My son has an egg allergy, so this potato salad is perfect for him. For extra color, add radishes, apple...


Red Potato and Egg Salad

10 reviews

This flavorful red potato salad with egg is the perfect side for summer cookouts. The red potatoes really dress it...


Portobello Gnocchi Salad

2 reviews

Pan sauteing the gnocchi eliminates the need to boil them, while creating a wonderful tasty crispy coating on them. The...

Cucumber and Red Onion Salad

14 reviews

This cucumber and onion salad is one of the first recipes I came up with myself. It's a great salad...


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Dill Pickle Potato Salad

20 reviews

This creamy dill pickle potato salad makes a flavorful and attractive addition to a Fourth of July picnic or church...


Orzo Vegetable Salad

9 reviews

Heading to a potluck and need something to share? Tangy lemon dressing over cool orzo and vegetables is everything you...


Mixed Bean Salad

7 reviews

Making this colorful salad a day ahead gives it time to marinate. We love its flavorful tangy-sweet dressing.