4th of July Salad Recipes

From the classic potato and pasta salads, to more creative uses of watermelon and corn, we have the perfect 4th of July salad for you.

Staff Picks

Fourth of July Salad

Rating: 4.8 stars
This is the best holiday salad, hands-down. Great wholesome healthy taste! Great for the fireworks, picnics, or a family dinner side. Add a hint of love and enjoy!

Seven Layer Gelatin Salad

Rating: 4.45 stars
Don't wait until the last minute to make this recipe. Each layer has to set before the next one is added.

Lela's Fourth of July Potato Salad

Rating: 4.55 stars
This is my mother's potato salad recipe. Every 4th of July she would make this potato salad for around 30 to 40 people. The recipe calls for ten pounds of potatoes. The sweet onions, dill pickles, and green and black olives give the recipe a wonderful flavor. Now it is always a must-do on the 4th of July. See footnotes for smaller version.

Red, White, and Blueberry Fruit Salad

Rating: 4.74 stars
This is an easy, refreshing fruit salad that's been in our family for years. We usually reserve it for patriotic days, but it can be enjoyed all year long.

All-American Loaded Baked Potato Salad

Rating: 4.74 stars
This is a great twist on two all-American favorites--the potato salad and the loaded baked potato. Served cold, this has been a crowd-pleaser at our many family functions and is often requested. Even people who don't normally love potato salad seem to love this!

Summer Corn Salad

Rating: 4.43 stars
This fresh and flavorful salad features buttery yellow corn tossed with chunks of tomato and onion with a fresh basil vinaigrette.

Minnesota Broccoli Salad

Rating: 4.35 stars
No bacon, no fruit, no seeds: this broccoli salad, adapted from a recipe in a newspaper clipping from 1980, combines potato salad flavors--hard-cooked eggs, dill, celery seed, mayo--with crisp fresh broccoli.

Refreshing Cucumber Watermelon Salad

Rating: 4.51 stars
I make this for all of my summer picnics, a huge hit!

Classic Macaroni Salad

Rating: 4.46 stars
This is a salad that everyone seems to love. I always get lots of compliments on this recipe and it is just a pleasing taste that seems to suit everyone.

Pasta Salad with Homemade Dressing

Rating: 4.65 stars
Pasta salad filled with veggies, cheese, and seasoning. Very tasty and versatile -- is great to make ahead.

Perfect Summer Fruit Salad

Rating: 4.6 stars
The perfect fruit salad for a backyard bbq or any occasion. There are never leftovers! This is one of my favorite fruit salad recipes, as I think the sauce really makes it. This salad is tastier the longer you can let it soak in its juices. I prefer 3 to 4 hours in the refrigerator before I serve it. Enjoy.

Sweet Restaurant Slaw

Rating: 4.76 stars
This tastes just like the cole slaw served at popular fried chicken or fish restaurants. It's excellent with burgers or on top of BBQ'd pork sandwiches, too!!!

Inspiration and Ideas

How to Make the Best Coleslaw Ever

Here are 7 easy tips for making crisp yet tender coleslaw that will be the hit of the picnic!

Rainbow Pasta Salad II

Rating: 4.47 stars

This is a really quick and easy pasta salad. Great for picnics and BBQ's.