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56 Divine Deli Salad Recipes

Deli Salads
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Winter, summer, fall or spring: deli salads are delightful year-round. And there's never a shortage of deli-style salads when you have our collection of 56 Divine Deli Salad Recipes on hand! Pack these make ahead salads along for a picnic, or pair with any meal for lunch or dinner. This list features all your deli salad favorites: chicken salad recipes, pasta salad recipes, potato salad recipes, and many more!

Table of Contents

Chicken Salad Recipes

Pasta Salad Recipes

Potato Salad Recipes

Cole Slaw Recipes

Vegetable & Bean Salad Recipes

Other Deli Salad Recipes


Chicken Salad Recipes

Caribbean Chicken Salad - When you're feelin' hot, hot, hot, wouldn't it be nice to have a taste of the tropics in a whole-meal salad?

All in One Chicken Potato Salad - Here's a change-of-pace potato, chicken and veggie salad that's gonna wake up taste buds and have everybody asking for the recipe at your next get-together.

Autumn Chicken Salad - This easy throw-together chicken salad serves as a main course with a hint of autumn, but it's just as good any time.

Asian Baked Chicken Salad - Are you ready for a change from traditional lunch salads? We bet our Asian Baked Chicken Salad will be a welcome change.

Cheesy Hot Chicken Salad - Deli salads don't always have to be served cold! This hot chicken salad recipe is a great chance of pace and will be gobbled up anywhere you take it.

Curried Chicken Salad - Chicken salad lovers will rave about the novel taste the bit of curry and lemon juice add to our easy recipe!

Tarragon Chicken Salad - Why make ordinary chicken salad when you can prepare the same one that's a favorite at trendy bistros and delis throughout the country. All it takes are a few extra spices and you've got a chicken salad that's worth talking about.

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Pasta Salad Recipes

Artichoke and Shrimp Pasta Salad - With artichoke hearts, shrimp, and olives all in a creamy Italian dressing, this pasta salad recipe pleases the eye as well as the taste buds.

Chicken and Pesto Pasta Salad - We can find pesto sauce highlighting so many foods today. That's 'cause it's gone from being considered very fancy to its place now as a mainstream sauce. One taste will tell you why!

Bow Tie Vegetable Salad - This cool idea for a summery pasta salad chock-full of good-for-you veggies is served warm! We use bow-tie pasta, but any pasta can turn this into a delicious dish.

Greek Pasta Salad - Take your taste buds to the Greek Isles without leaving home by tossing together the flavorful ingredients to make our Greek Pasta Salad. This easy taste of the Mediterranean can be on your table as a change-of-pace go-along or light main dish.

Zesty Chicken Pasta Salad - There's so much you can do with rotisserie chicken! This is a light and easy way to feature it in a fresh-tasting pasta salad.

Crab Tortellini Salad - This tasty crab salad recipe makes a scrumptious snack or lunch. It's very creamy and rich, and a squirt of lemon injects some tang.

Orzo and Pea Salad - What a refreshing change from the "same old, same old" cold summer salads! Rice-shaped orzo pasta teams with peas and other garden-fresh ingredients for the perfect go-along to grilling and picnic favorites!

Shrimp Scampi Pasta Salad - Wouldn't it be nice to serve up a big platter of shrimp scampi to your crowd? Sure it would, but the price wouldn't be so nice. The shortcut? Our less expensive salad that has a great "pricey" taste!

Tuna Pasta Salad - Searching for a great tuna salad recipe? In our kitchen, we often toss together a batch of this Tuna Pasta Salad for lunch. It satisfies all of our king-sized appetites!

Pizza Pasta Salad - Jazzy pepperoni and mozzarella spruce up this pasta salad. If you can't decide between your two Italian favorites tonight, have both with Pizza Pasta Salad!

Chicken Tortellini Salad - Chicken Tortellini Salad's got everything -- it's creamy, hearty, and full of vegetables! This salad makes a great main course or side dish.

Southern Style Spaghetti Salad - Here's a pasta salad that makes great use of an all-time favorite - spaghetti. And if you can, try not to gobble up all those yummy olives before you add them to the dish!

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Potato Salad Recipes

"No Bake" Baked Potato Salad - This twist on traditional potato salad has all the taste of a loaded baked potato, minus the baking part. One of our easiest potato salad recipes!

Homestyle Potato Salad - With its homestyle ingredients, this classic potato salad recipe is an "oldie but goodie" that's sure to be a picnic favorite of your gang!

Red Potato Salad - Our red potato salad is sure to be a super change of pace from the ordinary. This welcome lighter version of a classic cold summer salad will add a splash of color and tasty pizzazz to your picnics and grill-fests!

"Pumped Up" Potato Salad - This "Pumped Up" Potato Salad is a super-easy make ahead salad recipe - you can cook the potatoes a day before making the salad this will cut down on the time needed to chill the salad before serving.

Honey Mustard Potato Salad - This potato salad recipes comes from from Idaho and since Idaho is potato country, you know it's got to be great!

Presto Potato Salad - This may look like a lot of ingredients, but you more than likely already have them all at your fingertips. And it's a snap to make...that's why it's called "Presto"!

Taco Potato Salad - Potato salad lovers will rejoice in this novel twist on a favorite cold summer salad. Boasting a fiesta of flavors, our Taco Potato Salad is sure to be the talk of your patio party.

Sweet Potato Salad - The sweet potato is the gem of the South, and this Southern-inspired potato salad starts with sweet potatoes and ends up as the star of the picnic line-up. It's certainly a refreshing change-of-pace summer or anytime potato salad.

True Blue Potato Salad - Just one taste and you'll be a true-blue fan of this novel twist on traditional potato salad. The richness of distinctive blue cheese turns ordinary into extraordinary!

German Potato Salad - Who says potato salad can't be made without mayonnaise? German Potato Salad has been made that way for years. This German Potato Salad recipe is a true classic...

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Cole Slaw Recipes

Old Fashioned Coleslaw - Remember when making homemade coleslaw meant getting out the hand grater? Well, today's convenient packaged coleslaw mixes let us say good-bye to scraped knuckles; yet turn out Old Fashioned Coleslaw in a snap.

Tropical Coleslaw - If you bring this tropical coleslaw to your next family gathering, be prepared for everybody to ask you for the recipe. It's a family-pleasing coleslaw that's bound to become everybody's favorite picnic side dish.

Chopstick Coleslaw - Chow mein noodles and peanut sauce add Asian flair to traditional coleslaw. Chopstick Coleslaw is just as good as take-out!

Firecracker Slaw - We eat with our eyes, so why not add flavor and eye appeal to your coleslaw? It's easy to do just by adding colorful bell peppers, celery and brown sugar.

Homestyle Coleslaw - As we gear up for our summer picnics and cookouts, we're looking for the best coleslaw recipes to pair with our favorites. Well, look no further than this homestyle coleslaw that tastes like a childhood memory!

Sweet 'n' Sour Coleslaw - Every so often it's nice to try a new variation of coleslaw. This one has the perfect contrast of sweet and tangy flavors so it just might become your new favorite to team with sandwiches or almost any main course!

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Vegetable & Bean Salad Recipes

Crazy Carrot Salad - We're betting everyone will go crazy over this fun shredded carrot salad that has plump raisins in every bite. Crazy Carrot Salad might just be the perfect go-along for your grilled or picnic favorites.

Best Broccoli Salad - We've got what we think is the Best Broccoli Salad, and we're betting you'll agree! This garden-fresh broccoli salad that's tossed in a creamy homemade dressing and livened up with a few surprises is sure to be a favorite go-along.

Confetti Vegetable Salad - Let your food be as festive as your party with Confetti Vegetable Salad. It's a melange of veggies that tastes even better chilled!

Marinated Cucumber Salad - This crunchy and delicious homemade marinated cucumber salad offers welcoming garden-fresh taste in every bite. It's a super deli salad to serve with any of your favorite dishes!

Bean Trio - Beans, beans, beans...yes, you get the taste, texture and nutrition of three kinds of beans in this easy salad that's perfect for picnics, parties and any time!

Corn Salad - Corn Salad is the perfect dish to mix up for a quick side dish or to bring to a potluck or picnic. It's light and so easy to throw together!

Mint Parsley Salad - The flavors of lemon and mint soar in this fresh Mediterranean parsley salad also known as tabbouleh. It's one of Mr. Food's all-time personal favorites!

Three Bean Salad - If you're saying, "So, what's the big deal about making three-bean salad?" you're right - making it is no big deal...but the taste of this one is very big!

Summer Garden Salad - Mother Nature's gifts from the garden make this easy summer salad one to savor! The fresh veggies along with the refreshing homemade dressing make it a winning duo.

Creamy Cucumber Salad - Keep your kitchen "cool as a cucumber" with this refreshing chilled Creamy Cucumber Salad that earns big points as a healthy side dish option.

Corn Salad - Corn Salad is the perfect dish to mix up for a quick side dish or to bring to a potluck or picnic. It's light and so easy to throw together!

Great Garbanzo Salad - What could be a better picnic or anytime side dish than this tasty, high-energy salad combination of healthy garbanzo beans (also known as chickpeas), pasta and fresh vegetables?

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Other Deli Salad Recipes

Deli Antipasto Toss - Got a lot of meat and cheese but can't face making another sandwich? Well, Deli Antipasto Toss is the recipe for you!

Seashell Salad - Everybody loves the roar of the ocean and the roar of the crowd. So why not have the best of both with this salad that's sure to make waves?!

California Tuna Salad - When we think of California, we think of the beautiful beaches, the excitement of Hollywood, and the glamour of Beverly Hills. When we can't visit, it's nice to be able to bring some of the sunny tastes of California to our tables.

Fresh Mozzarella Watermelon Salad - This refreshing twist on an Italian-style Caprese salad is still packing a lycopene punch even without the tomatoes! Yes, the lycopene leader, watermelon, adds a novel taste, texture and flavor to our delicious salad recipe.

Confetti Cottage Cheese - A colorful combination of fresh vegetables and cottage cheese sure makes a great brunch dish or lunch go-along, or even a refreshing low-fat snack.

Mandarin Orange Salad - How cool and refreshing! It's a colorful side dish to brighten up a porch luncheon, and it's a light low-fat dessert for anytime, anywhere.

Dressed Up Tuna Salad - Even the simplest foods can have a whole new taste with the addition of a few unique items...

Picnic Egg Salad - All egg salads aren't created equal! With the zest of lemon and the zing of cayenne pepper, this one is so refreshingly different that it's easy to see why it wins over the hearts of Southerners again and again.

Pear Walnut Salad - Crunchy nut salads can be much more sophisticated than traditional green salads. Why not try our delightful fruit salad recipe?

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If you liked these tasty, potluck deli salad recipes, make sure to check out our free eCookbook, Simply Deli Salads: 28 Best Recipes for Potato Salad, Macaroni Salad & More!


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No shrimp salad? :(

I just love this site, I am always finding something I want to try. I just want to say Thank you to everyone who keeps this site going.

I would love to see this in a down-loadable "book", ty

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there are some good salads,, here i have tried guite a few.. i love a cold salad anything

there is a lot of good salads to choose from andI read them and they sound like they would be good to eat


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