Easy, Elegant Holiday Salads

Shredded Swiss Chard Salad
Try our Thanksgiving salad recipes and host the best holiday meal ever. All of these holiday salads have prep times of less than 30 minutes, so they won't keep you in the kitchen all day. There's an easy salad recipe for every holiday spread, including classic green bean salads, broccoli salads, our special cranberry-citrus salad, and even a few seafood salads.

Green Beans with Pancetta with Brown Butter

Bring guests to the holiday table with a gorgeous Thanksgiving green bean salad. Featuring crispy pancetta and roasted chestnuts, this easy salad is made with only five ingredients and is a snap to prepare.

 

Shredded Swiss Chard Salad

When it comes to chopped salad, our rainbow chard recipe is the best pick for a savory salad that will dazzle at the holidays. Made in less than 20 minutes, this easy salad features fresh chile peppers and mozzarella coated in a tangy garlic dressing, mixed together into one holiday-ready Thanksgiving side.

 

Roasted Acorn Squash and Beet Salad

Play with the cozy colors of autumn by using them in your holiday salads. Here, we combine fresh Chioggia beets, golden acorn squash, and pomegranate seeds. Mix them up and coat the ensemble in our sweet and tangy honey-mustard sauce.

 

Winter Slaw with Kale and Cabbage

Crisp and creamy, this winter slaw features all the classics of coleslaw—but with a twist. Trendy kale and purple cabbage stand in for lettuce, flavored with a zippy vinegar dressing for a Thanksgiving salad worthy of a space in your holiday sides lineup.

Harvest Slaw

Fill your plate with the season's best. Fresh apples, dried cranberries, and cabbage all join to create this festive Thanksgiving salad. Just glaze this easy salad  in our honey-garlic dressing and enjoy!

 

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 Thanksgiving dinner salad. For the easy-to-make dressing, fill a Mason jar with honey, walnut oil, and vinegar. Shake, pour, then dig in!

 

Spinach Salad with Indian-Spiced Garbanzos, Apricots, and Onions

Cinnamon and brown sugar add warm flavor notes to this holiday spinach salad. We infuse the classic ingredients into a special chickpea dressing, then embellish the sweet and savory salad with red onion and dried apricots. Plus, get our 30-second recipe for toasted pappadam crackers.

 

Red Quinoa Salad with Raspberries and Beets

Our blushing Thanksgiving fruit salad is brimming with pretty shades of red thanks to fresh raspberries, beets, and crisp radishes. Drizzle pureed chile-berry dressing over the top for a delicious finish that's sure to make this salad the star of your holiday sides.

 

Holiday Kale Salad

Looking for Thanksgiving salad ideas to please a wide audience? This healthy salad features many holiday favorites, including fresh cranberries, wild rice, kale, and crunchy veggies. It’s a holiday side that will work for vegan and vegetarian guests.

 

Honey-Soaked Quinoa Salad with Cherries and Cashews

Color your Thanksgiving table with a vibrant whole grain holiday salad recipe. This golden honey-soaked salad features slivered apricots, juicy dark cherries, and fresh greens. Toss in a few cashews for a finishing crunch.

 

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 Thanksgiving salad some Asian flair, while garlic enhances the savory flavor.

 

Fresh Citrus and Cranberry Salad

We've added a refreshing kick of mint and ginger to this arugula salad, then topped it with chopped fresh cranberries and juicy oranges for a stunning citrus-infused holiday side.

 

Broccoli-Grape Salad

Prep this party-worthy broccoli salad in less than 15 minutes. It's made with juicy red grapes and oil-tossed broccoli and coated in a sweet homemade dressing. Save the best for last by topping this Thanksgiving salad with crisp, savory bacon.

 

Pear and Walnut Salad

Simple and sweet, our pear-walnut salad features lively blue cheese, toasted walnuts, and a zingy pear liqueur-mustard dressing. Serve up this easy Thanksgiving fruit salad as a complement to all your veggie-centric holiday sides.

 

Raw Beet Slaw with Fennel, Tart Apple and Parsley

Easy salads can be dressed to impress, as this holiday salad attests. A beautiful presentation of jeweled tones and elegant matchstick ingredients supports an equally impressive flavor profile. And all it takes to achieve this easy, artistic holiday side is a little chopping and mixing.

 

Two-Tone Green Bean Salad

Watch out, green bean casserole: This savory salad has arrived and it just might usurp you as the top holiday side. Two kinds of beans make this green bean salad extra colorful, while roasted hazelnuts and shaved parmesan offer a nutty flavor alternative to the typical creamy green bean casserole.
 

Pear and Brussels Sprout Slaw

Brussels sprouts, pears, dates, and walnuts team up to craft a memorable salad. And if that wasn’t enough of a dream ensemble, cannellini beans arrive to add a dose of protein.

 

Double-Ginger Celery Salad

Celery isn’t just for the crudité platter and stuffing. Here, it becomes the star in an easy salad filled with crisp ingredients. This savory salad also surprises with plenty of ginger kick, thanks to both ground and crystallized iterations.

 

Roasted Shrimp and Swiss Chard with Cranberries

Step up your holiday sides game with the addition of this impressive seafood salad. Cranberries add a tart touch while loads of garlic bring plenty of flavor to this savory salad.

 

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