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Pineapple & Coconut Carrot Salad

I enjoyed a salad like this at a tropical-inspired restaurant. I tried to get the staff to give me the recipe but had no luck. So I went home and created my own! I will sometimes drain a can of mandarin orange slices and toss those in as well. —Shirley …

Spinach-Orzo Salad with Chickpeas

I created the first version of this salad for a pool party, just by mixing some ingredients I had at home. It was a complete success and several people at the party asked for the recipe…which meant I had to re-create it! It’s really healthy and perfect for warm days. …

Two-Berry Fluff Salad

This recipe is always a favorite with my family, especially on the hot, hot hot summer days in Texas. There is a little blueberry orchard not far from my house, so in late June we like pick our own fresh blueberries. I have always like experimenting with recipes and this …

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 was a success, and several people at the party asked for the recipe…which meant I had to re-create it! It’s healthy, delicious and perfect for warm-weather days. —Glen White, Kissimmee, …

Two-Berry Fluff Salad

This fluffy salad is a welcome treat on warm Texas afternoons. Because there’s a blueberry orchard near our home, we often pick up berries to use in this recipe and others. When blueberries and strawberries aren’t in season, you can substitute frozen berries with equally good results. —Karen Wenzel, Conroe, …

Artichoke Shrimp Pasta Salad

I have enjoyed this recipe for as long as I can remember. My mom made it famous, and she passed it down to me on my wedding day. It’s one of those potluck staples that folks can’t get enough of. —Mary McCarley, Charlotte, North Carolina