Christmas Salads Recipes

Add color to your table with a special Christmas salad. Whether you're searching for a salad made with seasonal vegetables, refreshing fruit, or turkey leftovers from Christmas dinner, you'll find the perfect salad recipe here.

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Bacon-Wrapped Beef Tenderloin with Roasted Tomatoes and Arugula

From Ladies' Home Journal

The arugula and blue cheese side dish add a fresh bite to the rich pork and beef flavors in this elegant dinner.

Bacon-Wrapped Beef Tenderloin with Roasted Tomatoes and Arugula

Roasted Garlic Dressing

From EatingWell

Rich roasted garlic makes an incomparably flavored dressing. Try this on any salad with bold-flavored greens or ingredients.

Roasted Garlic Dressing

Cranberry-Raspberry Spinach Salad

From Heart-Healthy Living

With its bright red dressing, this fresh spinach, fruit, and nut salad is nice to serve during the holidays. Make it a side dish or a light main dish.

Cranberry-Raspberry Spinach Salad

Beet Salad with Orange-Balsamic Dressing

From Better Homes and Gardens

This salad recipe adds a bit of drama to an upscale menu by piling tender baby greens onto halved beets.

Beet Salad with Orange-Balsamic Dressing

Creamy Garlic Vinaigrette

From Food & Wine

For this lower-fat tribute to creamy Caesar dressing, Bobby Flay adds sweet roasted garlic puree instead of lots of mayonnaise.

Creamy Garlic Vinaigrette

Kana Okada
Cranberry-Pineapple Congealed Salad

From Taste of the South

Cranberry-Pineapple Congealed Salad

Cranberry Waldorf Salad

From Better Homes and Gardens

Purchased cranberry sauce and pears give a festive twist to this all-time favorite fruit salad.

Cranberry Waldorf Salad

Apple-Carrot Salad

From Taste of the South

Apple-Carrot Salad

Warm Beet & Spinach Salad

From EatingWell

This warm spinach-and-beet salad is inspired by a dish from Penny Cluse Cafe in Burlington, Vermont. If you have cooked beets on hand, you can have it ready in just a few minutes.

Warm Beet & Spinach Salad

Apple-Cider Vinaigrette

From Taste of the South

Apple-Cider Vinaigrette

Broccoli-Bacon Salad

From EatingWell

A picnic favorite, this salad combines broccoli, water chestnuts, cranberries and just a little bacon for delicious results. Our version has plenty of creaminess without all the fat. Make it once and it will become a regular on your backyard barbecue menu.

Broccoli-Bacon Salad

Creamy Strawberry Salad

From Taste of the South

Creamy Strawberry Salad

Spaghetti Squash Salad with Pine Nuts and Tarragon

From Food & Wine

Spaghetti squash, which separates into spaghetti-like strands when cooked, is an excellent base for this easy salad from The FourCoursemen's Patrick Stubbers. The recipe would also be good with roasted cubes of butternut squash.

Spaghetti Squash Salad with Pine Nuts and Tarragon

Rinne Allen
Cranberry Coleslaw

From Taste of the South

Cranberry Coleslaw

Cranberry-Mixed Greens Salad

From Heart-Healthy Living

A bright red dressing and vibrant red beets make this side salad festive for the holidays.

Cranberry-Mixed Greens Salad

Tropical Congealed Salad

From Taste of the South

Tropical Congealed Salad

Pear-Walnut Salad

From Heart-Healthy Living

Fresh, sweet, crisp pears are tossed with walnuts for a great-tasting side salad that is high in fiber and antioxidants.

Pear-Walnut Salad

Apple Pecan Salad

From Better Homes and Gardens

Apples and pecans baked in brown sugar make a sweet addition to this green salad recipe.

Apple Pecan Salad

Champagne Vinaigrette

From EatingWell

Whirring this champagne vinaigrette in the blender gives it a creamy consistency. If you don't have a blender, just mince the shallots, then whisk the ingredients in a medium bowl.

Champagne Vinaigrette

24-Hour Vegetable Salad

From Better Homes and Gardens

Layers of salad greens, vegetables, and cheese are topped with a creamy dressing seasoned with orange peel and pepper in this make-ahead side dish.

24-Hour Vegetable Salad

Beet Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

From The Food Channel

Colorful sliced red and golden beets tossed in raspberry citrus vinaigrette topped with crumbled blue cheese and toasted walnuts.

Beet Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

Cherry-Pecan Tossed Salad

From Midwest Living

This simple, mixed green salad with toasted pecans, dried cherries, and Parmesan cheese is a versatile side dish. Serve it at a barbecue or on an elegant holiday table.

Cherry-Pecan Tossed Salad

Garlic-Dijon Vinaigrette

From EatingWell

This garlicky mustard vinaigrette is great to have in your repertoire as it goes with almost anything. The recipe makes plenty so you can fix it once and then have it on hand for several days. The garlic is delicious but bold here; use fewer cloves if you want to tone it down.

Garlic-Dijon Vinaigrette

Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Green Peppercorn Vinaigrette

From Fine Cooking Magazine

The piquant green peppercorns in the vinaigrette are a zippy counterpoint to the cool and neutral cauliflower. Look for brined green peppercorns in the condiment section of your supermarket, near the olives.

Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Green Peppercorn Vinaigrette

Chopped Holiday Salad

From Better Homes and Gardens

If you like a really moist vegetable salad, double the dressing recipe.

Chopped Holiday Salad

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