Christmas Salad Ideas: The Best Choice Dishes

For Thanksgiving and the holidays, serve this fennel and apple salad, which comes together in just 10 minutes. vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free too!

Fennel and Apple Salad

The secret ingredients that make this chicken salad a fall favorite are sweet cranberries, toasted pecans, Dijon mustard, and Greek yogurt. It's ideal for special events, lunch or dinner.

Delicious Cranberry Pecan and Chicken Salad

Because it's so simple, this cilantro lime quinoa salad with sweet potatoes would be a great holiday side. With little effort, you can get a lot of flavor and the lovely orange color of the sweet potatoes.

Cilantro Lime Quinoa Salad with Sweet Potatoes

Fall flavors abound in this gorgeous broccoli salad with pumpkin seeds and cranberries, which is delicious either warm or cold.

Broccoli Salad with Pumpkin Seeds and Cranberries

A spiced vinaigrette is used to season pressure-cooked butternut squash, which is then topped with pumpkin seeds, cilantro, and scallions.

Warm Butternut Squash Salad with Pumpkin Seeds

A simple side dish that goes well with many different types of meals is this creamy and crunchy salad with peas, bacon, and pecans.

Pea Bacon Salad

This simple recipe for cranberry-pecan chicken salad with poppy seed dressing is sure to please the entire family! It works well as a light dinner or side dish. For the holiday menu, especially for Thanksgiving or Christmas, this salad makes a wonderful meal.

Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad

This apple and pecan salad is ideal for the fall season.

Apple Pecan Fall Salad

The ideal autumnal change-up is apple cranberry coleslaw! This crunchy, sweet, and delectable coleslaw is packed with fresh apples, dried cranberries, chopped walnuts, and green onions.

Apple Cranberry Coleslaw

A festive, colorful, fruit-filled salad that is ideal for celebrations and holidays is mandarin pomegranate spinach!

Mandarin Pomegranate Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

My Christmas salad can be best described as festive, enjoyable, and fresh. This lovely salad is the ideal side dish for just about anything you'll be serving this holiday season. It's flavorful, has a variety of textures, and is both light and filling.

Christmas Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

A flavor-packed salad made with baby spinach, red apple, creamy Gorgonzola cheese and candied walnuts that are crunchy, sweet and spicy.

Spinach, Apple, Gorgonzola and Candied Walnuts

The mayo-sour cream-based dressing for the cranberry almond broccoli salad is lightly whisked in, but the flavor stars here, in my opinion, are the toasted almonds, crispy prosciutto, and dried cranberries.

Cranberry Almond Broccoli Salad

During the fall and winter months, this tasty pear salad with homemade maple-bacon vinaigrette makes a lovely lunch dish or starter.

Pear and Blue Cheese Salad

Served with a creamy lemon dressing, this apple-pecan salad is a Thanksgiving and potluck favorite in the fall.

Apple Pecan Salad with Creamy Lemon Dressing

This cranberry apple quinoa salad is simple to prepare and great for lunch or as a side dish. The apple and dried cranberries add pops of sweetness and a ton of crunch!

Cranberry Apple Quinoa Salad

This pear salad with fresh baby spinach and homemade honey balsamic dressing is healthy and super yummy! It’s perfect for the fall season or any time of the year!

Pear Salad with Honey Balsamic Dressing

Any occasion is ideal for this stunning, show-stopping roasted beet salad with walnuts, goat cheese, and honey balsamic dressing! The salad comes together quickly after the beets are roasted, which can be done well in advance.

Roasted Beet Salad with Walnuts, Goat Cheese and Honey Balsamic Dressing

The ideal side dish for summer grilling and Oktoberfest, the best German potato salad is a hot potato salad recipe with tender red potatoes and bacon in a tangy dressing.

German Potato Salad

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