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How to Tailgate: The Best Salad Recipes

Salad Recipes: TailgatingSome say it’s a good tailgating salad that makes the party, rounding out all the other great dishes, like chili, brats, pie, and desserts. We kind of agree. A good, old-fashioned German Potato Salad or a Creamy version that is just a little lighter on the mayo sound to us like essential dishes for true-blue tailgating.


In fact, you can’t just tote a potato salad or two. Your super tailgating party demands lots of salads, running from the familiar — a Coleslaw Deluxe with a classic albeit reduced-fat dressing— to the more exotic — an Asian Coleslaw with a peppery punch and even fewer calories.


You don’t want to end up saying “bean there, done that.” Any tailgating party worth it’s name deserves a great bean salad or two. We like this one called Three Cheers Bean Salad, which is healthy and really high in fiber. For a choice, though, check out our Three Bean Salad with Edamame, if you know fans with more modern taste.


Go ahead, make all of these great salads for your tailgating party. Remember, nothing gets wasted. There’s no leftovers quite like leftover potato salad — unless it’s leftover been salad!




Creamy Potato Salad

Salad Recipes: Tailgating

The classic backyard BBQ dish, here with some calories shaved off. Still as delicious!




Classic German Potato Salad

Salad Recipes: Tailgating

There’s nothing like it! The bacon-rich, slightly sour taste of this German favorite.




Layered Taco Salad

Salad Recipes: Tailgating

We love this Mexican take on this layered salad — so easy to dish out at a tailgating party.




Quick Antipasto Pasta Salad

Salad Recipes: Tailgating

Because we all need a little pasta, this Quick Antipasto version is ideal for your party.




Asian Coleslaw

Salad Recipes: Tailgating

Here coleslaw gets a kick from ginger and soy sauce, with a dash of rice vinegar.




Coleslaw Deluxe

Salad Recipes: Tailgating

Hmm. A favorite salad, here made just the way the traditionalists like it.




Three-Cheers Bean Salad

Salad Recipes: Tailgating

Three cheers for this three-bean, a must have dish on your tailgate menu.




Three Bean Salad With Edamame

Salad Recipes: Tailgating

Why settle for just three-bean salad or just edamame when you can have both?




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2 Responses to “How to Tailgate: The Best Salad Recipes”

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  • Cailon says:

    I think it is safe to assume that the better the dish looks, the more people will eat it. Color is one of the main factors of appearance that will attract attention. Therefore, I like to add bright greens, reds, and yellows to my salads. Imagine how delicious a potato salad would look and taste with celery, green peppers, red peppers, and fresh basil or cilantro.

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