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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 cheese. These same ingredients are amazing in a macaroni salad. —Marina Castle Kelley, Canyon Country, California

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...


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....


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....


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;...

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...


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...


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...


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...

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...


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...


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...


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 Orzo

2 reviews

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


Fruit Salad with Apricot Dressing

10 reviews

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


Sweet-Sour Pasta Salad

9 reviews

Fresh garden vegetables add color and crunch to this attractive salad. Its pleasant vinaigrette-type dressing is sparked with ground mustard...


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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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...


Contest-Winning Tomato Corn Salad

13 reviews

Warm and colorful, this tantalizing side dish bursts with refreshing vegetable flavor. Fresh herbs and Dijon mustard add the pizzazz.


Deluxe German Potato Salad

23 reviews

I make this salad for all occasions—it goes well with any kind of meat. I often take this salad to...


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....


Strawberry & Pecan Salad

1 review

It is always a crowd-pleaser when I bring it to a potluck at school...I never have to bring leftover home.—Sharon...


Veggie Barley Salad

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