These 5-star salads are bound for glory! A bound salad is simply a salad, any kind of salad — potato, pasta, chicken, egg, tuna — that’s held together, or “bound”, with a thick, creamy sauce. Typically, mayonnaise aids in binding ingredients. Not just delicious and creamy, a bound salad also holds its shape when you scoop it out onto a plate at picnic time.
“This is a great twist on two all-American favorites — the potato salad and the loaded baked potato. A crowd-pleaser,” says spicejenmom. “Even people who don’t normally love potato salad seem to love this!”
“A healthy and tasty chicken salad with a fruity twist,” says Karen. “Great on a croissant or in a honey pita.”
“This is a really great tuna salad,” says ANAQUIL. “The secret ingredients are the curry and Parmesan cheese! It has been my favorite recipe for tuna salad for many, many years.”
A beautiful and simple seafood salad, this easy shrimp and pasta salad stars a creamy mayonnaise-based dressing, with cayenne pepper, Dijon, ketchup, and dill.
“This recipe is delicious,” says court381. “I made this for a potluck and everyone loved it. It stayed moist and tasty for several days. You will get a ton of salad but it’s perfect for lunch or just a snack.”
“Confirmed broccoli haters have changed their minds after tasting this salad,” says JJOHN32. “It is great for potlucks or buffet meals. Make a day or so before you wish to serve to meld the ingredients.”
“This salad was my aunt’s go-to at summer picnics. I was so excited to find this recipe,” says Nealy’s Kitchen. “Bacon adds a wonderful smokiness.”
“Great taste combinations,” says lucibello. “It was a great fresh, cold cabbage recipe.”
“This is a wonderful-tasting egg salad sandwich that you will devour,” says wifeyluvs2cook. “It’s really good on rye.”
“Delicious and much easier and healthier than potato salad,” says SusieL.
“Best potato salad ever,” says Patricia. “Everyone in my circle loves this recipe. The peas make the salad.”
12. Ham Spread
“This recipe uses leftover ham with onion and dill pickle relish for a delicious sandwich spread or dip for crackers,” says Pat Schwarz. “You can substitute green olives with pimentos for the dill pickle relish.”