The holidays are full of good food, family, and warm holiday cheer. The tables are filled with delicious food, side dishes, and tasty desserts. Salads are often left out of the holiday food spread, but they shouldn’t be!
There are a lot of delicious salads that can be served during the holidays. Here are a few salads that would be a hit with the guests during the holidays.
Festive Holiday Salad Recipes to Enjoy Throughout the Season
A salad with strawberries might not be the first choice for a holiday recipe, but there’s nothing wrong with mixing it up a bit. Strawberry desserts are popular during the holidays, so why not bring a healthy and sweet salad to the holiday dinner this year.
This is an Italian take on the traditional cobb salad. Instead of bacon, this salad has crispy prosciutto, arugula instead of romaine lettuce, and an olive oil and balsamic dressing instead of a Dijon vinaigrette.
This delicious rosemary chicken bacon avocado will be a great addition to the dinner table for any holiday celebration or family get together. It’s a healthy recipe that’s quick and easy to make and it’ll definitely be a guest pleaser.
Sweet potatoes are often a traditional dish to have during the holidays so why not mix it up by including them in a salad. In this salad, sweet potatoes are roasted with a bit of coconut oil until they’re crispy on the outside and soft in the middle. They’re then mixed in with lentils, shallots, pomegranate, pistachio nuts and other delicious ingredients to create a tasty salad side dish.
This is a chopped Mediterranean salad that includes a sun-dried tomato vinaigrette dressing. Not only is this salad a delicious treat, it’s also ready in about 10 minutes making it an easy dish to add to the holiday table this year.
Kale has many benefits and there are so many things you can do with it. For a healthy holiday salad, this recipe includes apples to balance out the kale flavor. The salad is then tossed with a sweet vinaigrette to make it even more delicious.
Perfect for the holidays, this salad is not only delicious, it also sports the festive holiday colors. Cherry tomatoes, green beans and tasty feta cheese crumbles create a delicious and healthy salad that’s great for any holiday gathering or deserving dish.
This spinach salad has a twist of bacon to it that guests will love. The salad is best served immediately because it’s topped with a hot bacon dressing that’s created from scratch. The spinach, eggs, and bacon are all combined and tossed with the dressing to bring it all together.
Emily Smith is the Editor of The Best of This Life who has been writing in the lifestyle niche and creating delicious recipes for over 10 years. Her work has been featured on BRIT + CO, Today's Parent, Chatelaine, Huffington Post, The Pioneer Woman, and Food Bloggers of Canada. She writes about family, food, entertaining, home decor, wellness, travel and a litany of other topics. She loves sharing her three core values - love life, live well, share the beauty - and encourages her readers to enjoy the best of their lives every day. She lives in Ottawa with her loving husband, two darling children, and dreams of one day owning a puppy.