Easter Salads

A colorful gelatin mold or crisp green salad makes a welcome addition to any Easter or springtime dinner menu. From creamy chicken salad to fresh greens and strawberries or Spring Fiddlehead Fern Salad and more, our recipes will give you great ideas and serving suggestions for your Easter entertaining.

Watercress, Arugula and Asparagus Salad

Family Circle

With watercress, asparagus, and radishes, this salad is the perfect way to celebrate the onset of spring or a favorite spring holiday. If you prefer your salad greens on the milder side, use baby spinach in place of the arugula.

Deviled Egg Macaroni Pasta Salad

Midwest Living

Two favorite dishes come together in this comforting pasta dish. Serve it at a potluck, a picnic, or as a family dinner any night of the week.

Blushing Berries

Family Circle

Berry season is bonus time for dieters because it is so easy to use them in low-calorie desserts. For this fat-free recipe, sliced strawberries are folded into a gelatin mixture laced with rose wine.

No-Fuss Blue Cheese and Pear Salad with Apricot Nectar Dressing

Better Homes and Gardens

This salad brims with big chunks of pears and blue cheese. Its bold flavors pair well with beef or chicken.

Beet Salad with Orange-Balsamic Dressing

Better Homes and Gardens

This salad recipe adds a bit of drama to an upscale menu by piling tender baby greens onto halved beets.

Orange Dream Fruit Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

Make this side salad even easier by using jarred mango slices. Look for them in the refrigerated part of your grocer's produce section.

Roasted Asparagus-Orange Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

Springtime Rice and Asparagus Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

The debut of tender asparagus stalks in the produce section is a sure sign that spring is just around the corner. Toss asparagus with rice and nuts to create this spirited side-dish salad.

Persimmon, Blood Orange, and Pomegranate Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

Introduce three unusual fall fruits to your family by serving this superlative salad. When ripe, Fuju persimmons are bright reddish orange, but still quite firm. If desired, substitute two pink or red grapefruit for the oranges.

Total: 50 mins
Total: 20 mins

Grilled Quail Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

You can also make this main dish salad with grilled Cornish game hens.

Fresh Asparagus Ribbon Salad

Better Homes and Gardens
Total: 30 mins

Pear-Lime Salad

Diabetic Living

Lime juice and peel lend a refreshing tang to this creamy low fat gelatin salad recipe.

Lemon-Basil Arugula

Family Circle

Baby Greens with Oranges

Diabetic Living

Orange juice and balsamic vinegar make a flavor-packed dressing for this simple side salad recipe.

Total: 15 mins

Orange-Apple Waldorf Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

What to make for a big family reunion? This gelatin salad is an easy choice. It's easy to tote, and it is light and refreshing. For the best flavor, toast the nuts before adding them.

Double-Berry Cooler

Diabetic Living

This refreshing gelatin dessert combines fresh blackberries or blueberries with strawberries and fruity juice. It's also a nice summer snack.

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