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.

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

Apple-Cider Vinaigrette

Taste of the South
Total: 10 mins

Cauliflower Salad

Family Circle

Your Own House Dressing

Heart-Healthy Living
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

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: 4 hrs 10 mins
Total: 8 hrs 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
Thanksgiving Salads  Recipes: Take your pick!
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