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17 Fresh, Flavorful, and Festive Thanksgiving Salads

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Thanksgiving is coming up fast, which makes it a great time to pull out some of your favorite fall salad recipes. It’s nice to have something fresh, healthy and green to serve your family and guests alongside all of the other sweet and savory holiday favorites. 

 1. Lemon Kale Salad 

Bowl of kale salad with Parmesan and lemon slices.
Photo Credit: Loren Runion for My Everyday Table.

This lemon kale salad has crunchy kale topped with a bright and fresh lemon dressing. This tasty salad is then topped with crispy panko bread crumbs and shredded parmesan cheese. You can even make this delicious salad ahead of time so that you aren’t adding extra work to your meal. Just keep the dressing to the side and mix it in right before serving. 

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2. Kale Pomegranate Salad

Bowl of kale pomegranate salad salad
Photo Credit; My Everyday Table.

This pomegranate kale salad is delicious and it looks festive and fancy! It will be perfect for serving at all of your holiday get-togethers this year. Crunchy green kale, bright red pomegranate seeds, crunchy walnuts, feta cheese, and a tasty lemon dressing. Your guests will be clamoring for more! 

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3. Kale Apple Slaw

Kale and apple slaw on a small white plate
Photo Credit: My Everyday Table.

This kale apple slaw is as pretty as it is delicious. Crunchy kale, crisp juicy apples, and chopped walnuts are all you need for the slaw. Then you are going to dress it with tasty homemade vinaigrette dressing the whole family is sure to love! 

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4. Roasted Vegetable Salad

Photo Credit: Urban Farmie.

This is not a salad in the traditional sense you might be thinking but it is beautiful and delicious nonetheless. Roasted brussels sprouts, beets, carrots, zucchini, patty pan, bell peppers, and onions are gently roasted in the oven. When the roasting is done, mix them together and top them with an amazing homemade dressing.

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5. Roasted Beet Salad with Goat Cheese

Fall is the perfect time for roasting vegetables so it’s a great time to bring this roasted beet salad with goat cheese out to your Thanksgiving table. Roasted beets are combined with peppery arugula, toasted pistachios, and a grapefruit vinaigrette. Simple, elegant, and delicious!

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6. Roasted Butternut or Pumpkin Feta Arugula Rocket Salad

Photo Credit: XoXoBella.

This delicious and festive salad will be perfect for your holiday table and it’s quick and easy to make too. Peppery arugula lettuce with roasted butternut squash or pumpkin pieces, feta cheese, and crunchy almonds are all you need for this tasty addition to your meal. 

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7. Shaved Brussels Sprouts Slaw with Lemon Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Photo Credit: XoXoBella.

This shaved Brussels sprouts slaw is so easy to make and it’s sure to be a holiday hit. Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cilantro, and pistachios are combined with a tasty homemade vinaigrette dressing. It’s healthy and delicious! 

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8. Air Fryer Roasted Pear Salad

Photo Credit: Fork to Spoon.

When it comes to making a salad you probably don’t think about using your air fryer, but it’s the perfect tool for roasting juicy pear slices for this gourmet salad. Roasted pears, lettuce, pomegranate seeds, feta cheese, red onions, and a homemade honey mustard dressing combine for a beautiful salad you’ll love. 

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9. Autumn Squash, Kale, and Apple Salad

Photo Credit: Delish Knowledge.

Fancy holidays should have a fancy salad to go with them and this one fits the bill. Roasted fall squash, sliced juicy apples, lettuce, and candied walnuts, with a maple cinnamon dressing. If you are looking for a show stopping salad that guests will love you’ve found it!

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10. Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad with Almonds

Photo Credit: Delish Knowledge.

This fall salad is perfect for Thanksgiving dinner tables and it’s quick and easy to make. Shredded Brussels sprouts, Tuscan kale, toasted and chopped almonds, and Parmesan cheese are dressed with a homemade vinaigrette dressing everyone will love. 

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11. Roasted Cranberry, Wild Rice, and Kale Salad

Photo Credit: Delish Knowledge.

Tis the season for fresh cranberries, and you are going to love them roasted in this wild rice and kale salad. Tuscan kale, cooked wild rice, roasted cranberries are all mixed together with a tangy homemade dressing made with apple cider vinegar, shallots, maple syrup, and dijon mustard. 

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12. Brussels Sprout Salad with Pear and Pomegranate

Photo Credit: Seasonal Cravings.

This easy and delicious holiday salad even looks festive with its green and red color combinations. Red pears, pomegranate seeds, blue cheese, and pecans are added to shaved brussels sprouts, and topped with a homemade vinaigrette that you’ll love. 

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13. Arugula & Orange Salad

Photo Credit: Seasonal Cravings.

This tasty salad is full of seasonal holiday flavors, and it looks beautiful too. Crisp arugula lettuce, topped with orange slices, pomegranate seeds, blue cheese, red onions, and candied pecans. Plate your salad ahead of time and dress them right before serving.

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14. Persimmon Arugula Salad

Photo Credit: Pass Me Some Tasty.

This winter salad is full of flavor from peppery arugula, juicy persimmon, creamy avocado, feta cheese, pistachios, and a zesty lemon vinaigrette. This beautiful salad is perfect for a holiday side dish that the whole family will enjoy! 

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15. Roasted Beet & Butternut Squash Salad

Photo Credit: Pass Me Some Tasty.

If you are looking for a fun fall salad for your holiday table then you might enjoy this roasted beet and butternut squash version. The beets and butternut squash are roasted for a soft, sweet flavor that pairs beautifully with the arugula and goat cheese, and are then topped with a simple balsamic vinaigrette. 

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16. Brussels Sprouts Salad

Photo Credit: FODMAP Everyday.

Trimmed and shredded Brussels sprouts are combined with romaine lettuce, pomegranate seeds, chopped almonds, and parsley for a pretty and crunchy salad that is perfect for your Thanksgiving dinner table. Top it with a homemade dressing with Dijon mustard, maple syrup, olive oil, and lemon juice for a simple salad everyone will love. 

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17. Greens with Kumquats and Pomegranate

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This fresh salad is a combination of two different lettuces (butter and frisee) and kale, topped with kumquats, pomegranate seeds, and pepitas. You can use the dressing of your choice but a red wine vinaigrette makes a great flavor combination. 

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