Easy, Elegant Holiday Salads
Host the best holiday meal ever with these fresh and delicious holiday salad ideas -- all with prep times of less than 30 minutes. There's a salad recipe for every holiday spread, including classic green bean and broccoli salads to our special cranberry-citrus salad and more.
Winter Slaw with Kale and Cabbage
Crisp and creamy, this winter slaw features all the classics of coleslaw -- but with a twist. Swap lettuce for trendy kale and purple cabbage, then coat them in a zippy vinegar dressing.Makes: 10 servingsStart to Finish: 25 mins
Roasted Acorn Squash and Beet Salad
Play with the cozy colors of autumn by tossing them into your holiday salad. Here, we use fresh Chioggia beets, golden acorn squash, and pomegranate seeds. Coat them in our sweet and tangy honey-mustard sauce.
Makes: 6 servingsPrep: 30 minsRoast: 1 hr 10 mins 400°F
Harvest SlawMakes: 12 servingsYield: 9 cupsStart to Finish: 30 mins
Green Beans with Pancetta with Brown Butter
Lure guests to the holiday table with a gorgeous green bean salad. Featuring crispy pancetta and roasted chestnuts, it's made with only five ingredients and is a snap to prepare.
Makes: 8 servingsPrep: 20 minsCook: 14 mins to 19 mins
Wheat Berry, Sugar Snap Pea, Radish, and Goat Cheese Salad
Wheat berries are tiny kernels of wheat that pop and turn golden when cooked. We love the fresh crunch they give this healthy holiday salad. For the easy-to-make dressing, fill a Mason jar with honey, walnut oil, and vinegar. Shake, pour, then dig in!
Makes: 4 servingsPrep: 25 minsCook: 45 minsCool: 30 mins
Spinach Salad with Indian-Spiced Garbanzos, Apricots, and Onions
Cinnamon and brown sugar add a touch of the holidays to this tossed spinach salad. We infuse the classic ingredients into a special chickpea dressing, then embellish the salad with red onion and sweet dried apricots. Plus, get our 30-second recipe for toasted pappadam crackers.
Makes: 6 servingsYield: about 12 cupsStart to Finish: 20 mins
Red Quinoa Salad with Raspberries and Beets
Our blushing quinoa salad is brimming with pretty shades of red, thanks to fresh raspberries, beets, and crisp radishes. Drizzle our pureed chile-berry dressing over the top for a delicious finish.Makes: 6 servingsYield: 8 cupsPrep: 30 minsCook: 15 minsStand: 5 mins
Holiday Kale Salad
Our healthy salad features your holiday favorites, including fresh cranberries, kale, crunchy veggies, and wild rice. It also makes a fabulous option for vegan and vegetarian guests.
Makes: 12 servingsYield: 9 cupsPrep: 25 minsRoast: 20 mins to 25 mins 375°F
Shredded Swiss Chard Salad
When it comes to chopped salad, our rainbow chard recipe is the perfect pick. Made in less than 20 minutes, it features fresh chile peppers and mozzarella coated in a tangy garlic dressing.Makes: 6 servingsPrep: 15 mins
Honey-Soaked Quinoa Salad with Cherries and Cashews
Color your holiday table with a vibrant quinoa salad. This golden honey-soaked salad features slivered apricots, juicy dark cherries, and fresh greens. Toss in a few cashews for crunch.
Makes: 4 servingsPrep: 30 minsCook: 10 minsStand: 10 mins
Asparagus, Edamame, and Parsley Salad
A fresh plate of greens is sure to start any holiday meal off right. Avocado oil and a splash of soy sauce give this fork-tender salad some Asian flair, while garlic keeps it extra savory.Makes: 4 servingsStart to Finish: 25 mins
Fresh Citrus and Cranberry SaladMakes: 8 servingsPrep: 25 minsChill: 1 hr
Prep this partyworthy salad in less than 15 minutes. It's made with juicy red grapes and oil-tossed broccoli, then is coated in a sweet homemade dressing. Save the best for last by topping it with crisp, savory bacon.Makes: 12 servingsYield: 6 cupsPrep: 15 minsRoast: 25 mins 425°
Scallops-Pecans Wilted Salad
Sesame seed-coated scallops and crunchy pecans top crisp endive and peppery arugula. A spicy-sweet dressing of maple syrup, cayenne pepper, and soy sauce adds extra zip.
Pear and Walnut Salad
Simple and sweet, our pear-walnut salad features lively blue cheese, toasted walnuts, and a zingy pear liqueur-mustard dressing.
Makes: 4 servingsStart to Finish: 25 mins
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2013 Holiday Calendar
New Year's Day was Tuesday, January 1; Martin Luther King Jr. Day was Monday, January 21; Groundhog Day was Saturday, February 2; Chinese New Year was Sunday, February 10; Mardi Gras was Tuesday, February 12; Ash Wednesday was Wednesday, February 13; Valentine's Day was Thursday, February 14; President's Day was Monday, February 18; St. Patrick's Day was Sunday, March 17; Easter was Sunday, March 31; April Fool's Day was Monday, April 1; Earth Day was Monday, April 22; Arbor Day was Friday, April 26; Cinco de Mayo was Sunday, May 5; Mother's Day was Sunday, May 12; Memorial Day was Monday, May 27; Father's Day was Sunday, June 16; Independence Day was Thursday, July 4; Labor Day was Monday, September 2; Rosh Hashanah was Thursday, September 5; Yom Kippur was Saturday, September 14; Columbus Day was Monday, October 14; Halloween was Thursday, October 31; Veterans Day was Monday, November 11; Hanukkah began Thursday, November 28; Thanksgiving was Thursday, November 28; Christmas is Wednesday, December 25; Kwanzaa begins Thursday, December 26; New Year's Eve is Tuesday, December 31
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