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Khmer Pickled Vegetable Salad

I grew up as a missionary kid in Cambodia, and most of my favorite foods have a Southeast Asian background. Locals love eating this pickled salad for breakfast, but I like it for lunch or dinner as a side with satay chicken. —Hannah Heavener, Belton, Texas

Garden Pesto Pasta Salad

My family and I live on a homestead in the Missouri Ozarks and produce much of our own food. In the summer, when the garden is bursting with fresh vegetables and it’s too hot to cook, I like to use the seasonal veggies for pasta salads and other cool meals. …

Chicken Quinoa Salad

We pile our favorite gyro fixin’s (plus quinoa) into bowls. Our local gyro guy has a cool, spicy sauce that transforms his sandwiches. It’s a must here, too. —Leah Lyon, Ada, Oklahoma

Slow Cooker German Potato Salad

Here’s the dish everyone looks for at our parties, so we always double the recipe. It was handed down from my mother-in-law and has been a family favorite for years. —Stacy Novak, Stafford, Virginia

California Burger Bowls

Burgers are a weekly staple at our house all year round. Skip the fries, chips and bun—you won’t need them with these loaded veggie & fruit burgers. To spice up the mayo, add 1/2 tsp. of chipotle powder. —Courtney Stultz, Weir Kansas

Turkey Salad with Pear Dressing

3 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon honey 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 2 medium ripe pears, divided SALAD: 8 cups fresh arugula or baby spinach 2 cups cubed cooked turkey 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds 1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted 1/4 cup dried cranberries 2 …

Grilled Firecracker Potato Salad

3 pounds small red potatoes (about 30), quartered 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper DRESSING: 1-1/2 cups mayonnaise 1/2 cup finely chopped onion 1/4 cup Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper SALAD: 6 hard-boiled large eggs, chopped 2 …

Shrimp Panzanella Salad

1 cup cubed French bread (3/4 inch) 1 teaspoon olive oil 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt 1 teaspoon butter 1/2 pound uncooked shrimp (31-40 per pound), peeled and deveined 1 garlic clove, minced 3 cups fresh baby spinach 1/2 medium ripe avocado, peeled and cubed 1 medium tomato, chopped 2 tablespoons …

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 …

Pineapple & Coconut Carrot Salad

I had a salad like this at a tropical restaurant. I tried to talk them out of the recipe with no luck so I went home and created my own! Everyone I’ve made it for loves it. Sometimes I’ll drain a can of mandarin orange slices and add those in …

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, …

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 …

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

Wine-Poached Pears

These pears look beautiful on a plate. The rosy color and wonderful flavor set the scene for a memorable holiday dinner. —Patricia Stiehr, Eureka, Missouri

Wine-Poached Pears

These pears look beautiful on a plate. The rosy color and wonderful flavor set the scene for a great addition to your dinner. —Patricia Stiehr, Eureka, Missouri

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 night along with my first recipe organizer. —Mary McCarley, Charlotte, North Carolina

Lime Chiffon Jello

As kids, we always looked forward to my aunt bringing this wonderful dish to Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. —Mary Richart, Roaring Branch, Pennsylvania

Apple Pecan Salad

I remember being excited right before Thanksgiving and Christmas, because that’s when my family made this salad. There were five children and only the oldest helped peel the apples. It was fun when one of our boyfriends would come for the holiday for the first time. My dad would give …

Apple Pecan Salad

I remember being so excited right before Thanksgiving and Christmas, because that was the 2 times of the year that my family made apple salad. There were 5 children and only the oldest got to help peel the apples. We would laugh and peel until we had 2 refrigerator crispers …