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Orzo with Feta and Arugula

3 reviews

In my family, we love salads because they’re an interesting way to blend many different flavors. This orzo salad is one of our favorites—it tastes delicious served either warm or cool. —Laura Adamsky, Decatur, Alabama

Sparkling Oranges

3 reviews

We were living in Texas when I found the recipe for this simple yet elegant salad. I was thrilled— we...


Cool Cucumber Salad

2 reviews

This Salad is a refreshing complement to any meal, and it's attractive on the table. Whenever I'm asked to bring...


Asparagus & Snap Pea Salad

1 review

Perfect for when you're expecting a large number of guests for dinner, this salad boasts springtime flavors. It's usually the...


Brunch Fruit Salad

14 reviews

This appealing fruit salad is a lovely addition to breakfast, lunch or even supper. Light and refreshing, it's perfect alongside...

Mini Mixed Salads in Crispy Wontons

It's a salad and an appetizer all rolled into one bite-sized offering! Serve these snacks for your next get-together or...


Caesar Salad in Peppered Parmesan Bowls

4 reviews

This cheese bowl salad looks impressive but is a cinch to make. I won't tell if you don't! —Melissa Wilkes,...

Frozen Cranberry Banana Salad

4 reviews

A luscious combination of sweet and tangy, crunchy and creamy, this pretty salad makes a great side dish or dessert....


Fruit Compote

Whether you prepare this fruit dish for brunch, offer it as an appetizer or top it with a dollop of...


Layered Gelatin Salad

It's nice to offer a cool gelatin salad as an alternate to hot side dishes. Make it ahead and relax...


Special Strawberry Salad

4 reviews

This berry-filled salad may take some time to prepare, but one taste and you'll agree it's worth the extra effort....

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Simple Lime Gelatin Salad

21 reviews

Looking for a festive dish to light up the buffet? This pretty green gelatin salad is eye-catching and has a...


Slow-Cooked Hot Fruit Salad

7 reviews

My old-fashioned fruit salad is convenient to make in the slow cooker when your oven and stovetop are occupied with...


Orange Buttermilk Gelatin Salad Mold

5 reviews

A dear friend shared this recipe with me years ago. Now it's my favorite dish to take to a church...


Spring Greens with Beets and Goat Cheese

10 reviews

"I love to put small variations on this salad, depending on what I have on hand, but this version is...


Sizzling Cheese Salad

4 reviews

Golden-brown cheese patties are fabulous served with any combination of crisp greens, such as arugula, spinach or even cabbage.—Cleo Martinez-Gonske,...

Frozen Cherry Salad

8 reviews

Pretty slices of this refreshing salad are dotted with colorful cherries for a festive look. The flavor is pleasant and...


Parmesan, Walnut & Arugula Baskets

3 reviews

Want to impress your guests? Serve up salad in crispy Parmesan baskets and just watch the reaction! —Anna Maria Wharton,...


Orange Gelatin Pretzel Salad

28 reviews

Salty pretzels pair nicely with the sweet fruit in this refreshing layered salad. It’s a family favorite that is a...


Creamy Blueberry Gelatin Salad

24 reviews

Plump blueberries and a fluffy topping star in this pretty, refreshing salad. My mom's blueberry salad was served at every...


Pear Lime Gelatin

11 reviews

Packed with pears, this jolly gelatin salad is a light and refreshing treat. My mom knew that fruit served in...


Quick Anise Fruit Bowl

This refreshing medley has become a family favorite for breakfast and brunch. You could even serve the fruit with a...


Spiced Fruit Bowl

Juicy grapes and handy canned peaches and pears are spiced just right in this delicious dish. Allspice, cinnamon and cloves...


Tangerine Tossed Salad

3 reviews

My mother taught me how to cook when I was a young girl. The sweet tangerines and crunchy caramelized almonds...

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Makeover Chicken Romaine Salad

Amy Brantley asked us to trim down the original recipe for Kevin Weeks' Chicken Romain Salad so she could serve...


Tuscan Tossed Salad

6 reviews

I like to let this salad sit awhile to allow the flavors to blend. Serve it in a pretty, clear...


Balsamic Herb Vinaigrette

1 review

Balsamic vinaigrette is a classic, versatile dressing. A variety of savory seasonings gives this recipe a tangy kick. It's the...


Fruit Salad with O.J. Reduction

4 reviews

This fruit fusion is best prepared an hour or 2 before you are ready to serve. Its brilliant colors and...


Green Bean Salad with Bacon

Serve it warm or chilled—this salad is versatile and ready for any occasion.—Cynthia M. Bent, Neward, Delaware


Chilled Minty Green Beans

This is an easy accompaniment to any dish. I love to use fresh beans from the garden to make it.—Patty...