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    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 on top of chopped romaine lettuce, croutons and parmesan cheese for a perfect salad. —Jane McGlothren, Daphne, Alabama

    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...

    Air-Fryer Italian Bread Salad with Olives

    This quick and flavorful salad recipe always gets rave reviews from my friends and family. It's a timesaver during the...

    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...

    Sweet Corn-Tomato Salad

    3 reviews

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

    Horseradish Sauce for Veggies

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

    California Pasta Salad

    34 reviews

    As far as cold pasta salad recipes go, this is one of the best. Not only does it travel...

    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...

    Fruit Salad with Apricot Dressing

    9 reviews

    When I serve this lovely refreshing salad for picnics and holidays, the bowl empties fast. —Carol Lambert, El Dorado, Arkansas

    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...

    Mixed Vegetable Salad

    3 reviews

    Anita Gibson of Clinton, Illinois shares colorful, crunchy and slightly sweet Mixed Vegetable Salad.

    Savory Marinated Mushroom Salad

    2 reviews

    Packed with mushrooms and loads of crunchy colorful ingredients, this salad is perfect at picnics and parties. It keeps so...

    Cilantro Salad Dressing

    6 reviews

    Use this zippy dressing over greens or hot or cold boiled potatoes. You'll love it! —Sara Laber, Shelburne, Vermont

    Veggie Barley Salad

    "When I took this salad to a family potluck, it was such a hit! I often fix it with basil-flavored...

    Summer Orzo

    1 review

    I’m always looking for fun ways to use the fresh veggies that come in my Community Supported Agriculture box, and...

    Creamy Celery Seed Dressing

    1 review

    This recipe originated with my Aunt Mazie, a wonderful cook from West Virginia. I like this dressing because of its...

    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...

    Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Honey-Maple Vinaigrette

    4 reviews

    This salad makes a beautiful presentation for the holidays with the bright colors of the sweet potatoes, cranberries and spinach....

    Mom’s Tangy Potato Salad

    2 reviews

    This chunky potato salad is a great dish for a family picnic or on a night when you're grilling out....

    Roasted Pepper Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

    8 reviews

    I created this colorful salad for a 4-H project and took it all the way to the state competition, where...

    Cooked Salad Dressing

    This was my mother's recipe used for potato salad, green salads and even pasta salad.
    For some tasty variations,...

    Creamy Buttermilk Salad Dressing

    8 reviews

    This thick creamy mixture has the flavor of ranch dressing and is a breeze to blend together. Use it to...

    Fresh Mozzarella and Tomato Salad

    15 reviews

    A splash of lemon and hint of refreshing mint brighten up the medley of red tomatoes, creamy mozzarella and ripe...

    Taste-of-Fall Salad

    21 reviews

    My parents stayed with me at a friend's beautiful ranch for the holidays and I made them this great salad....

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    Spring Asparagus

    8 reviews

    This fresh and colorful side dish is delicious served warm or cold. I get lots of compliments on the homemade...

    Grilled Apple Tossed Salad

    3 reviews

    The grilled apples in this salad combine so well with the blue cheese, walnuts and balsamic dressing. I like to...

    Apple Walnut Slaw

    4 reviews

    A co-worker shared this slaw recipe with me. Now it's a favorite at my house, too. Apples, walnuts and raisins...

    Lemon Rice Salad

    2 reviews

    This salad makes a refreshing side dish for a special occasion meal. I take it to holiday potluck suppers and...

    Summer Garden Couscous Salad

    24 reviews

    This couscous salad makes the most of summer's bounty. I used to prepare it with a mayonnaise dressing, but lightened...

    Summer Corn Salad

    33 reviews

    This beautiful salad truly captures the summer season. It's chock full of fresh veggies and basil, and feta cheese gives...