Thanksgiving Salads

A salad makes a great appetizer and a refreshing complement to heavier Thanksgiving dishes. Try peppery greens with blue cheese, a colorful chopped salad, or a pretty salad that sparkles with fresh fruit for a perfect start to your Thanksgiving meal.

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Apple-Carrot Salad

Taste of the South
Total: 2 hrs 15 mins

24-Hour Vegetable Salad

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.

Apple-Cider Vinaigrette

Taste of the South
Total: 10 mins

Spaghetti Squash Salad with Pine Nuts and Tarragon

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.

Total: 1 hr 30 mins

Your Own House Dressing

Heart-Healthy Living

Cauliflower Salad

Family Circle
Total: 40 mins

Watercress Salad with Verjus Vinaigrette

Food & Wine

At Benu, chef Corey Lee fries almonds and peels grapes for his compelling salad. At home, use roasted marcona almonds and unpeeled green grapes.

Total: 15 mins

Cranberry Coleslaw

Taste of the South
Total: 10 mins

Warm Spaghetti-Squash Salad

Food & Wine

Mild spaghetti squash is delicious with potent ingredients like the olives and feta in this lemony salad, which makes a wonderful starter or side dish.

Total: 40 mins

Field Greens, Pears, Pecans and Gouda

Atkins - Phase 3

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Total: 20 mins

Roasted-Beet-and-Avocado Salad

Food & Wine

A surprise ingredient--a puree of the squat Italian cipollini onion--thickens and sweetens the mustard dressing on this wintry salad of earthy roasted red beets and chunks of silky avocado.

Total: 3 hrs 30 mins

Marinated Beet Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

Make this salad ahead so it has time to chill overnight, then quickly finish it off when ready to eat.

Apple-Walnut Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

A tangy mustard dressing tops spinach, walnuts, and two kinds of apples in this fresh-tasting and easy 15-minute salad.

Total: 15 mins
Total: 8 hrs 20 mins
Thanksgiving Salads  Recipes: Take your pick!
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