Popular 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.
Winter Grain and Roasted Vegetable Salad
From Family Circle
Mixed Lettuce, Fennel & Orange Salad with Black Olive Vinaigrette
This colorful salad offers a symphony of flavors and textures. Savory black olives, sweet orange slices and crisp, licorice-flavored fennel balance the slightly bitter tastes of chicory, radicchio and Belgian endive.
Salad of Boston Lettuce with Creamy Orange-Shallot Dressing
Light mayonnaise makes a velvety base for this zesty dressing, which can easily be doubled if you want enough for another meal later in the week.
Endive & Pomegranate Salad
Please your guests with the contrasting textures and flavors of crunchy Belgian endives, juicy oranges and tart, ruby-red pomegranate seeds. The addition of cooked shrimp makes this an elegant first course.
Roasted Apple & Cheddar Salad
Roasted apples and Cheddar cheese turn an ordinary mixed green salad into something extra-special. You can use pears for this recipe as well.
Fennel & Orange Salad with Toasted Pistachios
For this elegant salad, sweet-tasting fennel bulbs are thinly sliced and tossed with salty toasted pistachios, sweet oranges and tangy lime juice. Jicama or radishes add another layer of texture and earthy flavor.
Greens with Parmesan Vinaigrette
Make a simple vinaigrette more interesting with freshly grated Parmesan.
Sweet Potato & Cabbage Slaw
Sweet potatoes can be eaten raw as well as cooked. Here they star in a sprightly slaw, a quick and light accompaniment for simple poached or steamed fish.
Sophisticated and pretty; serve this to rave reviews.
Walnut oil is worth seeking out for this tasty dressing; store leftover oil in the refrigerator.
What this dressing lacks in calories and fat it makes up for in big, bold orange flavor and herbal oregano notes.
Crunchy Pear & Celery Salad
Crisp pears are tossed with Cheddar cheese and pecans in this delicious salad. For an Italian twist, try a good Parmesan with some toasted pine nuts or to go British use crumbled Stilton and toasted walnuts.
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.
Red & White Salad
Bitter, sweet and peppery flavors marry well in this confetti-like salad of wintery fruit and vegetables.
Warm Red Cabbage Salad
In this quick German-inspired side dish, red cabbage is cooked until just tender and combined with sweet apples, caraway and a tangy vinaigrette. Serve with roasted pork loin or turkey kielbasa.
Wheat Berry Salad with Red Fruit
For this sweet and tart salad, wheat berries are blended with cranberries, apples and pecans and tossed in a raspberry vinaigrette - a winning combination. Serve over a bed of peppery arugula for lunch or a light supper.
Bold Winter Greens Salad
For this cousin of the Caesar salad use a combination of winter greens, such as radicchio and escarole; the anchovies and lemon juice temper their bitterness. Vary the amount of garlic and anchovy according to your preference.
Smoked Trout Salad with Herb & Horseradish Dressing
Smoked trout tops heart-shaped watercress and mixed greens tossed with creamy horseradish dressing, creating a wonderful appetizer salad.
Roasted Garlic Dressing
Rich roasted garlic makes an incomparably flavored dressing. Try this on any salad with bold-flavored greens or ingredients.
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.
Roasted Pear & Arugula Salad with Pomegranate-Chipotle Vinaigrette
Here we serve roasted pears with arugula and mixed greens and an agave-sweetened pomegranate dressing. The chipotle in the dressing gives a hint of smokiness and just a touch of heat that is wonderful with sweet pear. Apples may be used in place of the pears. Adapted from Cooking with the Seasons at Rancho La Puerta: Recipes from the World-Famous Spa (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2008) by Deborah Szekely and Deborah M. Schneider with Chef Jesus Gonzalez, Chef of La Cocina Que Canta.
Warm Beet & Spinach Salad
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.
Mixed Lettuce Salad with Cucumber Herb Vinaigrette
Oak leaf and baby romaine lettuces are so tender they're best eaten straight from the garden or at least within a day or two of picking. Mild and delicate, they pair wonderfully with peppery radishes and chopped hard-boiled eggs in this easy salad.
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.
Fresh, sweet, crisp pears are tossed with walnuts for a great-tasting side salad that is high in fiber and antioxidants.
From Heart-Healthy Living
Top 25 Slides in Christmas Salads Recipes
- Winter Grain and Roasted Vegetable Salad
- Mixed Lettuce, Fennel & Orange Salad with Black Olive Vinaigrette
- Salad of Boston Lettuce with Creamy Orange-Shallot Dressing
- Endive & Pomegranate Salad
- Roasted Apple & Cheddar Salad
- Fennel & Orange Salad with Toasted Pistachios
- Greens with Parmesan Vinaigrette
- Sweet Potato & Cabbage Slaw
- Beet Bliss
- Maple-Mustard Vinaigrette
- Orange-Oregano Dressing
- Crunchy Pear & Celery Salad
- Champagne Vinaigrette
- Red & White Salad
- Warm Red Cabbage Salad
- Wheat Berry Salad with Red Fruit
- Bold Winter Greens Salad
- Smoked Trout Salad with Herb & Horseradish Dressing
- Roasted Garlic Dressing
- Broccoli-Bacon Salad
- Roasted Pear & Arugula Salad with Pomegranate-Chipotle Vinaigrette
- Warm Beet & Spinach Salad
- Mixed Lettuce Salad with Cucumber Herb Vinaigrette
- Garlic-Dijon Vinaigrette
- Pear-Walnut Salad