The Best Christmas Salads With Winter Vegetables: 17 Delicious Suggestions

At your holiday meal, this crunchy salad would make a lovely starter. Even better, serve the wedges family-style on a large platter and let your guests help themselves.

Wedge Salad with Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

This shrimp-topped salad is spiced up with fresh ginger and jalapenos. It's a festive appetizer that will enliven any holiday menu.

Ginger Shrimp Salad

Ree explains that she prefers salads with a variety of ingredients, such as different types of cheese, nuts, and fruits. By substituting pears for apples, goat cheese for blue cheese, or even cranberries for cherries, you can personalize it.

Apple, Pecan, and Blue Cheese Salad with Dried Cherries

All you carnivores, gather! Along with bacon and crispy onions, this hearty salad also has strip steak on top.

Steak and Bacon Salad with Chipotle Dressing

Serve this classic salad alongside a hearty casserole or baked pasta and your family will thank you! Plus, you'll be getting them to eat their greens. It's a win-win.

Caesar Salad Spears

This old-fashioned salad is typically composed of apples, celery, and mayo. But the addition of chicken turns this dish into a hearty addition to your Christmas brunch.

Chicken Waldorf Salad

The bright citrus and hot jalapenos really make the crisp kale the star of this winter salad.

Kale Citrus Salad

Use oranges and pomegranates, two of winter's best fruits, in your holiday salad. They'll enhance almost any bed of greens with color, sweetness, and zest.

Orange Pomegranate Salad

Is there anything more festive than a Christmas wreath salad? We especially love the roasted beet and cherry tomato ornaments.

Christmas Wreath Salad

An excellent substitute for stuffing is a salad made of grains, like this one with quinoa. It is satiating yet nutritious and loaded with textural additions (like pomegranate seeds and toasted nuts).

Holiday Crunch Salad

Salads aren't typically thought of as comfort foods, but this dish with roasted cauliflower and smoky chickpeas aims to change that. It's filling enough to serve as a hearty holiday side dish or a vegetarian main course.

Roasted Cauliflower Salad

Farro is a hearty grain that gives this salad recipe a ton of texture (and weight). Before tossing it with the ingredients for your salad, prepare it in advance and let it cool.

Winter Farro Salad with Fried Shallots

This fruit salad recipe is ideal for all of your Christmas gatherings because it combines crispy fruit, smoky bacon, and a tart apple cider dressing. Serve it at a holiday brunch, Christmas dinner, or on Christmas Eve.

Harvest Salad

This traditional Cobb salad is given a festive makeover in the form of a cheery Christmas tree! It comes complete with a yellow pepper star and a tomato ornament.

Christmas Tree Cobb Salad

In place of the summery ingredients, this classic bread salad uses hearty kale, winter squash, and sweet holiday cranberries.

Balsamic Butternut, Kale, and Cranberry Panzanella Salad

This delicious pumpkin and beetroot salad sprinkled with creamy blue cheese will round out your holiday meal.

Pumpkin and beetroot salad

In this crunchy salad, radish, avocado, and seeds are combined with vibrant leaves.

Mixed leaves with radish, avocado and salad seeds

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