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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

    1 review

    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....


    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...


    Grecian-Inspired Macaroni Salad

    5 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 Taco Macaroni Salad

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

    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,...


    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...


    Barbecue Macaroni Salad

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


    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...


    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...

    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...


    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...


    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...


    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...


    California Pasta Salad

    34 reviews

    Not only does this salad travel well to get-togethers such as picnics or tailgate parties, but people absolutely love it...


    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

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    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...


    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...


    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

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