Salads are an important part of a holiday meal. They provide a splash of much needed color amongst the creamy beiges of turkey, gravy, potatoes and stuffing. In my humble opinion a good salad can be the star of the celebratory feast! So let’s take a look at my top salad picks for this year’s holiday table.
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Greens with Pomegranate Vinaigrette:
This beautiful salad (<–link to recipe) is quite simple and elegant. To keep this salad low stress and assembly only, seed the pomegranate and make the beautiful pomegranate dressing a day ahead.
Greens with Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Pomegranates:
You may be noticing a theme arising… pomegranates just happen to be in season around the holidays, so why not use them as often as you can? I offer two dressing options on this healthy, colorful salad, a traditional balsamic and a winter lemon vinaigrette!
The Organic Kitchen House Salad:
A very simple salad that works well with any main course. Super traditional but a real crowd pleaser. Everyone loves this salad!
Baby Spinach with Roasted Carrots and Couscous
This spinach salad with roasted carrots and Israeli couscous is not only beautiful, it’s also totally unique! This one is one of my all time favorites. If spinach isn’t your jam, you can always make this salad with baby greens.
Greens with Pears and Fig Balsamic Vinaigrette:
A seasonal favorite, this salad incorporates sweet pears, feta cheese, caramelized nuts and a fig balsamic dressing to make a delightful, light side dish!
Greens with Warm Breaded Goat Cheese:
I debated adding this fabulous salad only because the warm breaded goat cheese has to be cooked right before serving and I know holidays can be stressful and you don’t need any last minute cooking. BUT! If you are up for it, or are assigning other people the side dishes and therefore won’t be stressed, I say go for it! Your guests will be wowed!
Butter Leaf Salad with Creamy Pear Vinaigrette
This salad is made with Butter Leaf, a very tender lettuce which is complimented beautifully with caramelized walnuts, cranberries and a creamy pear vinaigrette!
Spinach Salad with White Balsamic!
This spinach salad doesn’t look like much, but let me tell you, it is pretty incredible! The white balsamic dressing and a bite of sea salt make this simple salad truly extraordinary!
The Chopped Apple Salad:
A crunchy chopped salad made with romaine, caramelized nuts, aged gouda and diced apples, all drizzled with a sweet tangy apple vinaigrette! And that aged gouda…is so, so gouda!
This salad will be a gorgeous addition to your holiday meal. Bright green chopped kale, apples, figs, hazelnuts, grapes and citrus come together brilliantly! When in season, use red currants instead of blueberries for a burst of holiday color!
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