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11 Delicious Holiday Salads

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These healthy holiday salads are all fantastic recipes that will make your holiday dinner extra special.

There are some great side dish salads to serve alongside a big meal and some main course salads for brunch or to take to a potluck. There are several salads that travel well if you're taking them to a party or dinner at someone else's place.

All of these recipes feature some of the season's best produce like pomegranates, citrus, greens, persimmons, endives, and much more!

Christmas Salad

This beautiful Christmas salad is an easy holiday side dish! It's a great recipe that's full of juicy flavors and textures.

A holiday salad on a large wooden plate with a bowl of dijon dressing in the center.

Christmas Fruit Wreath

This beautiful Christmas fruit wreath is so easy to make and it looks absolutely gorgeous as part of a holiday brunch or party spread.

This easy holiday fruit salad will be sure to delight your family and friends!

An overhead shot of a Christmas fruit wreath on a large wooden circular plate.

Persimmon Salad

This delicious persimmon salad with pear and kale is a real treat. This tasty salad makes a great side dish or wonderful light lunch.

An overhead shot of a white platter with persimmon and pear salad.

Asian Pear Arugula Salad with Blue Cheese

This delicious Asian pear salad is made with blue cheese, arugula, frisée, and grapes. It's such a delicious and beautiful salad recipe.

A closeup shot of an Asian pear salad with arugula, blue cheese, and grapes in a white serving bowl.

Brussels Sprouts Kale Salad

This shredded Brussels sprouts salad with kale and apples is quick and easy to make! It's full of crunchy bits (apple and toasted nuts) and savory bits (olive oil, massaged kale, and shredded parmesan).

A closeup shot of a brussels sprouts kale salad in a white serving bowl.

Citrus Pomegranate Salad

This citrus pomegranate salad recipe combines crumbly feta cheese, bright greens, slivered shallots, and a zesty dressing for an exceptional winter citrus salad.

citrus pomegranate salad on a large serving dish with serving spoon

Rainbow Carrot Quinoa Salad

This gorgeous rainbow carrot salad with quinoa and feta is a warm salad that makes for a great vegetarian main course or delicious side salad.

Rainbow carrot quinoa salad in a white serving bowl.

Citrus Fennel Salad Recipe

This citrus fennel salad is a wonderful winter salad recipe. It combines grapefruit, Cara Cara oranges, blood oranges, fennel, and mozzarella into a delicious and bright fruit salad.

A citrus fennel and mozzarella salad in a serving bowl.

Kumquat Radish Salad with Dukkah

This delightful kumquat salad with watermelon radishes, radicchio, and dukkah seasoning is a bright pop of flavor. It's bursting with seasonal produce and topped with a delicious, nutty blend.

A large wooden salad bowl with a greens, radicchio, kumquats, watermelon radishes, and tongs.

Cara Cara Orange Panzanella Salad

This cheerful Cara Cara orange Panzanella salad includes tomatoes, red onion, and arugula mixed with a little oil and breadcrumbs. It makes for a brilliant salad!

overhead shot of citrus panzanella on a platter

Endive Salad Bites with Grilled Feta

These delicious endive salad bites have citrus, grilled feta, toasted nuts, fresh herbs, and pomegranate seeds. It's all of the season's best produce in one dish!

endive salad bites with grilled feta on a white plate
Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Holiday Salads

An edible wreath salad with greens and pomegranates.

Try one of our favorite holiday salads - this beautiful Christmas wreath salad will delight your guests.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 5 ounces mixed greens (spring mix or other)
  • 2 Bosc pears, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1 shallot, halved and thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Place the greens on a large plate, leaving space for a small bowl in the center. 
  2. Place the pears, pomegranate seeds, shallot slices, and almonds on top of the greens. 
  3. Whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, dijon mustard, honey, kosher salt, and black pepper till it is emulsified. 
  4. Place the dressing in a small bowl and put it in the center of the salad. Serve it immediately. 

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 242Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 276mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 6gSugar: 18gProtein: 3g

I hope you enjoy these festive and delicious holiday salad recipes!

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