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.

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.

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: 40 mins

Cauliflower Salad

Family Circle

Scott's Holiday Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

This favorite holiday gelatin salad combines cucumber, green onion, and celery.

Walnut-Romaine Salad

Family Circle

No-Measure Spinach Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

For this easy side salad, make the dressing ahead of time. Add apple slices to juice mixture and use to top baby spinach leaves.

Total: 30 mins

Pear and Arugula Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

The sweetness of the pears complements the peppery arugula in this festive holiday salad.

Roasted Root-Vegetable Salad


Barley and roasted vegetables serve as a hearty base for fried eggs in this recipe that's fit for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Chopped Holiday Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

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

Holiday Spelt Salad

Family Circle

Spelt, farro or kamut would all work beautifully in this colorful superfood salad.

Total: 20 mins

Creamy Cranberry Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

Stir together this easy molded cream cheese and gelatin salad in minutes and let it chill. If you don't have a fancy mold for this creamy cranberry salad, make it in a 1 1/2-quart glass dish and serve it family-style.

Thanksgiving Salads  Recipes: Take your pick!
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