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    Caprese Macaroni Salad

    1 review

    When fresh tomatoes and basil are abundant in the summer, I like to make this wonderful Caprese macaroni salad. —Debbie Glasscock, Conway, Arkansas

    Polynesian-Inspired Macaroni Salad

    2 reviews

    I have always loved SPAM, so I decided to combine it with pineapple to make this Polynesian-inspired macaroni salad recipe....


    Grecian-Inspired Macaroni Salad

    8 reviews

    I love all Grecian flavors and tried adding them to a macaroni salad. Toss in whatever olives you can find;...


    Shrimp and Crab Macaroni Salad

    This salad is a summertime staple in our house. If you want to splurge, go ahead and use real crab....


    Cubano Macaroni Salad

    2 reviews

    One of my favorite sandwiches is a hot Cubano, piled high with juicy pork, layers of ham and melty Swiss...

    Middle Eastern-Inspired Macaroni Salad

    This creamy, tangy macaroni salad is inspired by the many wonderful flavors of the Middle East. The za'atar seasoning gives...


    Chicken Caesar Macaroni Salad

    Give me a Caesar salad anytime, no matter what form it's in. I like to add some chicken and artichokes...

    Scandinavian-Inspired Macaroni Salad

    2 reviews

    Give a humdrum side salad a Scandinavian touch by adding some freshly chopped dill and tiny shrimp. —Kallee Krong-McCreery, Escondido,...


    Barbecue Macaroni Salad

    My family loves a touch of barbecue sauce and ranch dressing in our mac salad. Not too much—just a hint...


    Chicken Taco Macaroni Salad

    2 reviews

    I like to give macaroni salad a taco twist. Rotisserie chicken makes it quick. I'll often serve this dish as...


    Perfect Caesar Salad Dressing

    1 review

    Everyone raves about Caesar salad, but few realize it is so simple to make at home. Add this Caesar dressing...

    Ginger Dressing

    1 review

    I love this flavorful ginger salad dressing because it's super easy to make and uses pantry staples. It's a quick...


    Italian Bread Salad with Olives

    This quick and flavorful bread salad always gets rave reviews from my friends and family. This panzanella-style dish is a...


    Ginger-Peanut Green Bean Salad

    This green bean recipe showcases crisp, fresh-from-the-garden produce with a zesty peanut vinaigrette. Red chilis and chopped nuts add interesting...


    Caribbean Island Coleslaw

    6 reviews

    After trying a similar version of this coleslaw while visiting the island of St. Kitts, I returned home and wanted...


    Flat Iron Steak Salad

    1 review

    My steak salad with avocado and radishes is a big plate of summer deliciousness. I sometimes add dried cranberries and...

    Thai Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing

    1 review

    I created this salad to replicate one I tried on a cruise several years ago. It goes over very well...


    Chipotle Sweet Potato Salad

    5 reviews

    I love the velvety taste and texture of sweet potatoes. A friend served sweet potatoes cooked with peppers and they...


    Sweet Corn-Tomato Salad

    5 reviews

    I always make this for family events and parties. It reminds me of all the fun barbecues and picnics over...


    Strawberry Tarragon Chicken Salad

    3 reviews

    After thinking about creating this salad for some time, one spring I used my homegrown strawberries and fresh tarragon to...


    White Balsamic Blueberry, Corn and Feta Salad

    3 reviews

    I'm not typically a huge fan of summer corn, but when it comes to this sweet, salty, refreshing salad, I...


    Summer Salad by the Lake

    4 reviews

    I came up with this recipe to show appreciation to all the teachers at my son’s school. The dish had...


    Zucchini Panzanella Salad

    4 reviews

    I learned how to make panzanella from my friend's grandmother. Once I discovered how to make the perfect vinaigrette, it...


    Greens with Hot Bacon Dressing

    4 reviews

    Growing up in a German community, I ate this salad often. It's an old traditional dish—I recall my grandmother talking...

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    Horseradish Sauce for Veggies

    Horseradish adds zing to the warm sour cream sauce Dolores Lueken of Ferdinand, Indiana often drapes over vegetables. "This sauce...


    Chicken Quinoa Salad

    We pile our favorite gyro fixin’s into nutritious quinoa bowls. Our local gyro guy has a cool but spicy sauce...


    Christmas Fruit Salad

    12 reviews

    It was at the very first Thanksgiving I spent with my husband's family that I tasted this for the first...


    Warm Bacon Endive Dressing

    2 reviews

    My husband loves his mom's endive dressing, so I asked her to share the recipe with me. When I make...


    Company Green Salad

    6 reviews

    I partially put this salad together and take the remaining ingredients (candied nuts, seeds, rice noodles and dressing) to mix...


    Pasta Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

    4 reviews

    This pasta salad is frequently requested at family get-togethers. The poppy seed dressing is also delicious in coleslaw or with...