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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...


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...


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...


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...

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...


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...


Veggie Barley Salad

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


Spinach-Orzo Salad with Chickpeas

1 review

The first version of this salad was an experiment in mixing together some random ingredients I had on hand. It...


Summer Orzo

2 reviews

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


Fresh Broccoli Salad with Lemon

7 reviews

The slightly sweet flavor of this salad's dressing is a great contrast to the rich bacon. You can substitute cauliflower...

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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....


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...


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...


Favorite Cabbage Salad

4 reviews

This cabbage salad really has been a favorite for decades. It is easy to make and travels well for potluck...


Spectacular Overnight Slaw

28 reviews

To come up with this dish, I used a number of different recipes, plus some ideas of my own. It's...


Barbecued Bean Salad

4 reviews

This tangy, hearty salad is a refreshing dish to serve at a summertime picnic. Mild spices blend nicely with the...