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Three-Green Salad

4 reviews

For a crisp, refreshing side dish, this tasty salad can't be beat. It's the perfect salad to go with lasagna. —Gina Squires, Salem, Oregon

Summer Fruit Salad

7 reviews

A tangy cream cheese dressing makes this refreshing salad special. I've found it's a big hit at potlucks, whether served...


Tomato and Asparagus Salad

I created this recipe years ago. I wanted to serve a cold dish in place of a hot vegetable at...


Arugula Salad with Sugared Pecans

These candied pecans for salad pair perfectly with a tangy dressing. Our home economists recommend keeping a close eye on...


Tangy Potato Salad with Horseradish

Horseradish adds a special “kick” to this mouthwatering salad that Lesley Pew fixes at home in Lynn, Massachusetts for her...

Caesar Salad in Peppered Parmesan Bowls

4 reviews

This cheese bowl salad looks impressive but is a cinch to make. I won't tell if you don't! —Melissa Wilkes,...


Roasted Apple Salad with Spicy Maple-Cider Vinaigrette

4 reviews

We bought loads of apples and needed to use them. To help the flavors come alive, I roasted the apples...

Tex-Mex Green Bean Salad

This salad is a family favorite at cookouts. It's especially good with barbecued beef, which is so popular here in...


Sesame-Almond Romaine Salad

4 reviews

This crisp and crunchy salad is one of my favorites., and it's popular at potlucks, too. We enjoy this recipe...


Spiced Cranberry-Chutney Gelatin Salad

I combined my mother-in-law’s famous cranberry chutney with my raspberry gelatin recipe to come up with this nicely spiced side....


Strawberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

90 reviews

My family is always happy to see this fruit and veggie salad on the table. If strawberries aren’t available, substitute...

Waldorf Lentil Salad

1 review

Here's a delicious way to get fiber-rich lentils into your diet. "This salad includes something I discovered years ago: a...


Corn ‘n’ Lima Bean Tossed Salad

"I love to serve this colorful, zesty salad with country-style hearth bread for dipping in the delicious dressing," writes Lily...


Peas a la Francaise

2 reviews

“I love peas, and this recipe is a favorite. It features tiny pearl onions touched with thyme and chervil, and...


Santa Fe Rice Salad

1 review

This warm rice and bean salad served with crunchy tortilla chips is sure to make any mealtime a fiesta! "My...


Curried Rice Salad

This is a refreshing alternative to potato salad. I rely on dishes like this often for open houses or entertaining...

Crunchy Romaine Strawberry Salad

22 reviews

This is such an impressive salad! It’s been a hit with people of all ages at every get-together we’ve ever...


Spinach Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

1 review

Here’s a fruity spinach salad that even the kids will devour. The pretty strawberry drizzle peps up the greens nicely....


Brussels Sprouts Salad

My husband and I like Brussels sprouts, so I'm always looking for new ways to use them. I most often...


Tossed Eggplant Salad

This unusual combination of taste and texture makes a very colorful salad. A dollop of dressing enhances the taste.


Tangerine Tossed Salad

3 reviews

My mother taught me how to cook when I was a young girl. The sweet tangerines and crunchy caramelized almonds...


Pickle Asparagus Salad

Asparagus is our favorite vegetable, so when it's in season, I try every possible way to prepare it. This attractive...


Asparagus Confetti Salad

I live near Lake Ontario, where we are surrounded by many farms that raise asparagus. In the spring, roadside stands...


Citrus Fennel Salad

1 review

I guarantee guests will love the taste of this unique salad. The pleasant orange flavor pairs well with tender pieces...

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Taco Salad for Two

1 review

"One of our favorite meals on the road is Taco Salad for Two," says Henrietta Brumbaugh of Hiawassee, Georgia. "Served...


Fall Harvest Salad

8 reviews

Tender lettuce and ripe pears are fantastic with the tangy vinaigrette. You'll want to sneak a couple of the sugared...


Southern Sweet Potato Salad

2 reviews

I do some catering, so I'm always looking for good new recipes. I love to take this deliciously different potato...


Tortellini Caesar Salad

28 reviews

This salad was served at a dear friend's baby shower by a health-conscious friend, who suggested the dressing be prepared...


Mandarin Almond Salad

4 reviews

Here's a refreshing salad that's always a hit at our house. Crisp greens, bright oranges and red onion add pretty...


Lemony Sprouts Salad

I'M ACTIVE in co-op Extension work with the university and came home with this recipe, which was presented in a...