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Stupendous Holiday Salads - 39 recipes

Get some greens on that Thanksgiving plate! These salad recipes are bursting with the crisp flavors of fall: cranberry, apple, butternut squash, and more!

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By KrissyW330

Rate this recipe 4.6/5 (8 Votes)
Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Warm Cider Vinaigrette 1 Picture
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Servings 4
Preparation time 15
Cooking time 43

  • 1 1/2-pound butternut squash, peeled and 3/4-inch, diced
  • Good olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons dried cranberries
  • 3/4 cup apple cider or apple juice
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons shallots, minced
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 4 ounces baby arugula, washed and spun dry
  • 1/2 cup walnuts halves, toasted
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan, freshly grated

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Super easy and healthy salad featuring kale, chopped hazelnuts, cranberry sauce and cranberry vinaigrette

  • 1/2 cup hazelnuts
  • 1 bunch kale, about 1 pound before trimming
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cranberry sauce
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries, optional
4.5/5 (4 Votes)

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This easy version of beet and apple salad calls for jarred horseradish and supermarket apple-cider vinegar

  • 4 large beets, 2 1/2 pounds
  • 5 thyme sprigs
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup apple-cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons prepared horseradish
  • 1/3 cup salted pistachios, chopped
  • 1 green apple, thinly sliced
4.4/5 (5 Votes)

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Rye berries are a chewy, aromatic whole grain

  • 1 1/2 cups (10-ounces) rye berries
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 5 3/4 cups chicken stock
  • Kosher salt
  • 1/2 butternut squash,peeled, seeded and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Freshly ground white pepper
  • 3/4 cup apple cider
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 allspice berries
  • 1/3 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 cup ruby port
  • 1 pound loose, uncooked garlic-pork sausage, removed from casings
  • 2 cups packed baby arugula
  • 2 tablespoons tarragon, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
4.2/5 (5 Votes)

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Once you try this delicious Cranberry Avocado Salad you’ll find yourself craving it again and again

  • DRESSING:
  • 1/2 cup (60g) sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons dried mustard
  • 1 tablespoon minced sweet onion
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) white balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 cup (70 ml) vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup (70 ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • SALAD:
  • 12 ounces (340g) baby spinach, arugula, field greens
  • 1 small bunch cilantro, washed and dried, leaves removed whole from stems (discard the stems or use for another recipe)
  • 2 medium avocados, peeled and halved
  • 1 1/2 cup (115g) dried cranberries
  • 1 1/2 cup (115g) Candied Spiced Almonds (recipe below)
  • ALMONDS:
  • 5 cups (600g) sliced almonds, or a 1 pound package
  • 1 cup (100g) sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cumin*
  • 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika* - some smoked paprikas are quite hot, if you don't like "hot", just use 1 teaspoon and they will be mildly spiced.
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Sea salt
4.6/5 (17 Votes)

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"There are memories from my childhood that are triggered purely by the smell or taste of a certain food

  • 20 ounces pineapple chunks, drained (or 2 Cups Fresh)
  • 1 (11 ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained
  • 10 ounces Maraschino cherries, drained & halved
  • 16 ounces sour cream
  • 2 cups sweetened coconut, shredded
  • 10 ounces mini marshmallows
4.6/5 (37 Votes)

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A family favorite, 7-layer salad tastes delicious and is a perfect way to use up those little bits of leftover sala...

  • SALAD:
  • 1 head Romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1/2 cup bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 (12-ounce) package frozen green peas, thawed
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 thick slices bacon, cooked, chopped
  • DRESSING:
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
4.6/5 (43 Votes)

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If you love Ruby Tuesday's apple salad you'll enjoy this copycat recipe

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, diced
  • 1 Gala or Fuji apple, diced
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup minced celery
4.5/5 (39 Votes)

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Fruit salad with booze, add any type of flavored vodka you want

  • 2 pineapples, peeled, cored and cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 ripe mangos, peeled and cut into bite-size pieces
  • 4 kiwis, peeled and cut into slices
  • 2 large oranges, peeled and separated into sections
  • 1 ripe cantaloupe, peeled, seeded and cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 package of strawberries cut into slices
  • 1 ounce grapes, cut in halfs
  • 2 apples, cored and cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 cups vodka
  • Juice of 3 limes
4.7/5 (9 Votes)

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A crispy butternut squash and spinach salad sounds great, but adding to the mix a bacon shallot vinaigrette makes i

  • 1 small butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cubed or cut into half moons
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 5 ounces baby spinach (about 6 cups)
  • 1/2 cup pecans, toasted and chopped
5/5 (4 Votes)

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Spring mix, green onions, bacon, and shredded Provolone get dressed with Italian dressing brightened with apple cid...

  • DRESSING:
  • 2 packages Spring mix
  • 5 green onions, chopped
  • 2 cups hormel real bacon pieces
  • 2 cups provolone shredded cheese
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup olive or vegetable oil
  • 1 package Good Seasons Italian Dressing
  • 1/2 cup sugar or splenda
5/5 (1 Votes)

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You’ll love this colorful, pretty fruit salad drizzled with a lovely orange-vanilla syrup that glosses it up and

  • SYRUP:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • FRUIT SALAD:
  • 2 pints blueberries
  • 4 pints strawberries, hulled and halved
  • 2 cups red grapes, cut in half
  • 2 cups green grapes, cut in half
4.1/5 (56 Votes)

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This recipe is from Dewey's Pizza! One of our favorites

  • SALAD:
  • Spring Mix
  • Cider Dressing
  • Figs (optional)
  • Applewood Smoked Bacon
  • Pumpkin Seeds (toasted, lightly salted)
  • Boursin Cheese (cold and crumbled)
  • DRESSING:
  • (makes one pint)
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic (.1 ounce)
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons dijon mustard (1.2 ounce)
  • 1/3 cup honey (2.2 ounces)
  • 3/4 cup apple cider (6.0 ounces)
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar (2.2 ounces)
  • 1 1/3 cup oil (10.5 ounces)-Blended oil, 80% vegetable oil, 20% olive oil
4.8/5 (6 Votes)

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Crunchy apples, tart cranberries and sweet, succulent pears combine for a wonderful winter salad

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Half & Half or Fat Free Half & Half
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seed
  • 2 ripe pears, cored, cubed
  • 1 large red crisp apple, cored, cubed
  • 1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries
  • 5 (3/4-ounce) slices Swiss Cheese, cut into thin strips
  • 1 (5- to 6-ounce) package salad greens
4.6/5 (13 Votes)

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A nutritious, healthy and great tasting Roasted Vegetable Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette

  • APPLE CIDER VINAIGRETTE:
  • 1 pound parsnips, peeled and cut lengthwise
  • 1 pound carrots, peeled and cut lengthwise
  • 1 pound small golden beets, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 10 to 12 garlic cloves
  • 1 cup frozen pearl onions, thawed
  • 1 pound small brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
  • 3 fresh rosemary or thyme sprigs
  • 3 small bay leaves
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 head radicchio, separated into leaves
  • 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup apple cider
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon whole grain Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4.6/5 (8 Votes)

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