Blue Ribbon Salad Recipes

A meal just doesn’t seem complete with a homemade salad. From rice and pasta to tuna, chicken and ham, these salads are jam-packed with fresh flavors and creative ideas. Go on and toss a few of these delicious salads into your recipe box.


Grandma Wells' Tuna Macaroni Salad

By Katrina Freed
For decades I called this my birthday salad. Every year for as long as I can...

Mama's Deviled Eggs

By Eva Marion
This recipe is one my mom taught me years ago. Not your standard deviled eggs...

Hawaiian Macaroni Salad

By Melissa Snow
This recipe comes close to a macaroni salad that is served at a Hawaiian restaurant close...

Oriental Coleslaw

By Angie Cox
The first time I saw this was at an office potluck, and I thought ewwww. But...

Pasta Salad with a Twist

By Elsa Dreyer
You will go back for 2nd helpings. This salad is a BBQ must!

Savory Summer Seafood Salad

By DONNA WILL
I love this recipe. It is a hit anytime it is made, Not just for summer,...

Beet Salad

By Debra Shute
My grandmother always had this with the Thanksgiving turkey and it went well w/ our Christmas...

Spaghetti Salad with Balsamic and Basil Dressing

By Gretchen ***
Basil is plentiful in the garden now and I love the way it pairs with the...

Cucumber & Tomato Salad

By Lorene Lloyd
Perfect salad for cookouts and summer meals. Put that veggie and herb garden to work!!!

Cold Chicken Salad

By Lonna Weidemann
I make this ahead of time for camping. It is easy to dish up.

Balsamic Potato Salad

By Tonya Young
Well, I'm a huge balsamic vinegar fan AND red potato fan, so this potato salad is...

Romaine Salad

By Vic Gatto
This is a recipe I learned (or stole) from my wife. The nuts and Ramen...

Basil Tomatoes

By Judy Sprague
If at all possible, use fresh, homegrown tomatoes - you'll be in heaven!

All American Dessert

By Polly Anna
This picture doesn't do it justice! You can have a beautiful dessert that is low...

Basil Tomato Salad

By Belinda Ramsey
I LOVE this salad! Not only does it taste yummy... it's extremely EASY!! The best of...

Mediterranean Salad

By liz carrier
Light salad with a great Greek flavor...

Spinach Bacon Salad with Warm Dressing

By Pauline Greenwood
my family has been serving this on holidays for years!

Eva's Green Salad

By Leslie Holt
This recipe is super easy to make. The dressing is delicious (for a little variety...

Black-Eyed Pea Salad

By Julie McLaughlin
This is a recipe that I stumbled upon years ago and I tweaked it to my...

BLT Chicken Salad

By Cherie Hammond
This is one of my favorite chicken salads. It is versatile because you can use...

Robin's Fresh Fruit Salad

By Robin Hearon
This is a wonderful and refreshing side dish that is perfect for any summer occasion. The...

Heavenly Hash Fruit Salad

By Marilyn Deacon
This recipe is been passed down through 4 generations in our family via my mother's side,...

Orange Cream Fruit Salad

By JANE LOUISE
This is a lick the spoon and bowl kind of recipe. The creamy orange sauce enhances...

Esther's (My Mom) Potato Salad

By Paul Bushay
Another recipe from my boyhood! My brothers and I would always ask for this when we...
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