Christmas salad recipes attract a lot of concern during holiday season. As you all know, Christmas time is all about incredibly warm weeknight meals like casseroles and soups, impressive main courses like ham or turkey for dinner parties, and ALL the sweets, including cakes, cookies, and everything in between. Salads, not really. However, we’re here to tell you that even though they might not be directly related to the holidays, we believe they are a significant aspect of the winter season. They not only bring much-needed brightness and fresh flavor to your meal but also a ton of healthy greens.
See what we mean by exploring through our 10 Christmas salad recipes, then get ready to view lettuce in a completely different way.
1. Red-and-Green Fruit
Fruit salad, that is, would be the perfect addition to your Christmas salad recipes. For a hint of sweetness and festive happiness, prepare this with a syrup that has been flavored with mint.
2. Greek Salad
This traditional salad is a favorite all year long. It goes well with roasted potatoes, roast chicken, or even lamb chops.
3. Fried Goat Cheese Salad
Creamy goat cheese becomes a delightful, incredibly crunchy salad topping after a quick pan-fry. It’s a unique twist on croutons that adds so much excitement to a simple salad. These are also fantastic on their own and taste excellent with a little honey drizzled on a cheese board. This Christmas Salad recipe will brighten up your party.
4. Salad of Mandarin Oranges
This salad tops the list of salads fit for a dinner party, especially for Christmas. The Parmesan adds a pinch of sharpness and nuttiness, and the mandarin oranges give it a burst of freshness. Its handmade poppy seed vinaigrette, which is incredibly easy to make, elevates this salad to a whole new level.
5. Kale Citrus Salad
The bright citrus and hot jalapenos really make the crisp kale the star of this winter salad.
6. Salad with Christmas Wreath
Quick and easy to make, this Christmas wreath salad is a healthy and fun festive side your guests will love! The festive table would benefit greatly from this delightful and easy Christmas wreath salad. This salad can be prepared ahead of time and is drenched in a red wine vinaigrette dressing.
7. Harvest Salad
Crispy fruit, smoky bacon, and a tangy apple cider dressing make this salad recipe perfect for all your Christmas occasions. Serve it on Christmas Eve, Christmas dinner, or for a holiday brunch
8. “Christmas Tree” Holiday Salad
This traditional Cobb salad is given a festive makeover in the form of a cheery Christmas tree! It comes complete with a yellow pepper star and a tomato ornament.
9. Salad with Roasted Cauliflower
Salads aren’t typically thought of as comfort meals, but this dish with roasted cauliflower and spicy chickpeas aims to change that. It’s filling enough to serve as a robust Christmas side dish or a vegetarian main course.
10. Winter Farro Salad with Fried Shallots
Farro is a robust grain that gives this salad recipe a ton of texture (and weight). Before combining it with the ingredients for your salad, prepare it in advance and let it cool.