Christmas Salad Ideas: Delicious, Simple, Elegant

They say that beginning a new diet during the holidays is never a good idea. Simply put, there is too much food available, and I am powerless to refrain.

Christmas Salad Ideas

That is the purpose of the new year! One of those delectable dishes that regularly appears on our family's table is Christmas Salad. Because of the festive colors of the ingredients, it is called Christmas Salad.

Christmas Salad Ideas

In Giada's quick and simple salad from Giada's Holiday Handbook, crushed pita chips are used in place of croutons. Parmesan, whole-grain mustard, champagne vinegar, olive oil, and salt are the main ingredients in the dressing.

Chopped Romaine and Radicchio Salad

This Christmas pasta salad combines the festive colors of red, green, and white in a dish that is both festive and delicious. More blanched broccoli and a vibrant pesto with broccoli as its base provide the green.

Christmas Pasta Salad

Your Christmas table needs this as the centerpiece. The stunning, impressive salad is simple to make, though it doesn't appear that way. It makes me think of a wreath with a citrusy Champagne-vinegar dressing in the center.

Christmas Salad

Toss shaved brussels sprouts with toasted hazelnuts, cranberries, and a tangy Dijon dressing for a crunchy dish that goes well with everything.

Brussels Sprouts Salad with Cranberries & Dijon Dressing

Oranges, grapefruit, and Greek yogurt combine to create a stunning side dish for Christmas brunch.

Rosemary Citrus Salad

Create Jeff Mauro's edible wreath by combining kale, pine nuts, pickled peppers, fennel, and dried cranberries with a zesty lemon-Parmesan dressing.

Christmas Wreath Salad

Roasting the tomatoes first will add sweetness to a traditional caprese salad. Giada's five-star dish is finished with a drizzling of olive oil and creamy burrata.

Roasted Caprese Salad

Valerie's jicama and avocado salad is a straightforward side dish that goes well with tamales. She adds lime and orange juice to the salad along with a dash of cumin and coriander for flavor.

Jicama and Avocado Salad

Along with a breakfast casserole, French toast, or freshly baked cinnamon rolls, serve this sweet and spicy salad.

Spiced Honey Fruit Salad with Pecans

This simple beet starter uses peppery arugula, seasonal blood oranges, and a sherry vinegar dressing for flavor.

Beet-Orange Salad

Create a stunning salad by combining romaine with pear, avocado, smoked blue cheese, and candied pecans.

Romaine Salad with Pear, Smoked Blue Cheese, and Candied Pecans

A straightforward salad is elevated to a special holiday dish with the addition of blemished grapes and sparkling wine vinaigrette.

Arugula Salad with Blistered Grapes and Sparkling Wine Vinaigrette

Valerie's salad, which is made with salami, provolone, and a Dijon vinaigrette, is ideal for an Italian-style feast.

Antipasto Salad

In a vinaigrette flavored with thyme, this Christmas Cobb Salad combines hearty, festive flavors like Gouda, ham, pasta, and garlicky marinated green beans.

Christmas Cobb Salad

For a quick salad, quickly brown baby peppers for about 10 minutes, then toss with parsley, olives, and capers.

Blistered Baby Pepper Salad

Giada's warm and tasty sautéed calamari salad with a caper dressing is perfect for a Christmas Eve Feast of the Seven Fishes dinner.

Calamari, Tomato and Caper Salad

Valerie's recipe calls for pomegranate, fresh pineapple, and just a pinch of ancho chile powder, giving the nostalgic ambrosia salad a modern twist.

Pomegranate Ambrosia Salad

With tender butternut squash, roasted beets, and warm baked apples, evoke the mood and color of the season.

Roasted Beet, Butternut Squash & Apple Salad

Every Christmas table should have Valerie's red and green salad.

Olive and Celery Salad with Roasted Red Peppers

A head of kale, along with carrots, radishes, red onion, and protein-rich quinoa, are all included in Guy's hearty winter salad, which is served with Christmas dinner.

Shaved Kale and Root Vegetable Salad

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