A Christmas feast is incomplete without tasty and refreshing salads. But deciding on a salad recipe is not easy. When you are choosing salads, you have to be mindful to select those recipes that cut through the richness of the dishes and complements the side and main dishes.

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So host the best holiday meal with these delicious, fresh and of course, healthy salad ideas. These salads will add bright and vibrant color to your table. And the best part is that you can prepare almost all these salads in less than 30 minutes.

  1. Christmas Tree Salad:

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This salad looks incredibly cute. It has red pomegranate seeds, bulbs of grape and twinkling Satsuma topped with grain toast star.

  1. Ambrosia Salad:

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This is one of our most favorite and most beautiful fruit salads. This salad will be a huge hit with kids and adults alike.

  1. Tomato And Mozzarella Salad:

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Could it be any more festive? No, right? This salad consists of fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and olive oil. You can even add bell pepper stars for a punch of flavor.

  1. Poppy Seed Chicken Fruit Salad Lettuce Wraps:

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Do you happen to stay in the warmer regions during Christmas? Then prepare this summery salad for your meal. But make sure you chill the salad before serving.

  1. Cranberry, Almond And Spinach Salad:

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You should, in fact, you must include a few more types of greens in your diet between all the cookies, pies and cakes. So here a salad with sesame seed dressing, perfect to serve during Christmas. It has the perfect blend of savory, sweet and toasted crunch.

  1. Strawberry Pecan Pretzel Salad:

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Here’s another favorite salad for the holiday meals. It’s a sweet salad, so you serve with the desserts, not the meal.

  1. Apple, Gouda And Farro Salad:

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Here’s the recipe for Gouda, apple and farro salad mixed with greens, dried cranberries, and toasted walnuts. You can serve it as both side or main dish.

  1. Strawberry, Avocado And Spinach Salad With Poppyseed:

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Here’s a delicious spinach salad with fresh avocados, strawberries and poppy seed dressing. You’ll get an intense flavor of apple cider vinegar with this salad.

  1. Apple, Cranberry, Bacon, Candied, Walnut Salad With Apple Poppy Seed Vinaigrette:

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If you want to get a feel of autumn during Christmas, make this salad as a side dish for your meal. You can prepare everything beforehand, besides cutting the apple, of course.

  1. Shredded Swizz Chard Salad:

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Rainbow chard is our favorite pick when it comes to chopped salad. Made in less than 30 minutes, this salad features mozzarella and Chile peppers coated in a tangy, garlic dressing.

  1. Balsamic Beet Salad with Arugula and Goat Cheese Salad:

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This recipe is perfect for a light lunch or dinner or a Christmas side dish. You can turn it vegan by omitting goat cheese.

  1. Apple Cranberry Spinach Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette:

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Here’s a delicious, healthy and easy to make salad for Christmas. Slice the apple and combine with all the ingredients, except the dressing for a quick side dish.

  1. Pear, Pomegranate and Spinach Salad:

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We loved the bright colors of this salad- red, yellow and green. And it’s very easy to source all the ingredients required for this salad.

  1. Arugula Salad with Walnuts, Blue Cheese and Cranberries:

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The dressing for this salad is very simple. You just need to mix extra virgin olive oil, red wine, vinegar, sherry vinegar and Dijon mustard.

  1. Fresh Citrus and Cranberry Salad:

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This fresh citrus and cranberry salad will make an excellent accompaniment for sliced turkey. We’d suggest you to make it ahead for ease of preparation.

  1. Candied Pecan, Craisin, Feta Salad with Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette:

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The salad may look clichéd, but it’s the dressing that makes it stand out. The candied pecans will provide a yummy crunch while feta will bring strong flavors to your palate.

  1. Orange Pomegranate Salad:

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Here’s another lovely fruit salad for you. Don’t you think it looks beautiful? And trust us, it tastes even better.

  1. Caramel Apple Pretzel Salad:

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Here’s a salad to enjoy the taste of winter with candied pretzels, crunchy apples and sweet caramel sauce.  It tastes best when eaten right away.

  1. Iceberg Wedge Salads with Soft-Boiled Eggs and Grilled Bacon:

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This iceberg salad packs a lot of flavors and crisp freshness. It has wedges of crisp lettuce topped with bacon.     Soft-boiled eggs make this salad a perfect accompaniment to appetizer or side dish.

  1. Aunt Bee’s Shrimp and Pasta Salad:

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This yummy salad is full of tasty ingredients. And it’s a terrific make-ahead salad.

  1. Winter Kale and Wild Rice Salad:

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This salad will work well as your appetizer as well. It has dried cranberries, cherries, baby kale, diced apples, green onions and delicious vinaigrette.

  1. Asian Ramen-Chicken Chopped Salad:

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Fried ramen and chicken salad, doesn’t it sound simply mind boggling? But it’s incredibly delicious. Add a bit of sesame oil for an added depth of flavor.

  1. Cold Tortellini Salad Recipe:
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The one you will love the most about this salad is that you can add any items that you are partial to. And substitute some of the ingredients so that it appeals to your palate.

  1. Marinated Sea Food Salad:

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This one is especially for people organizing a coastal themed Christmas party.

  1. Watergate Salad:

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This salad is so light and fluffy, and everyone just got to love it. It combines the wonderful flavors of pineapple, pistachio, and marshmallow.

  1. Raspberry Vanilla Jello Salad:

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This gorgeous salad requires just four ingredients and takes less than 2 minutes to assemble after the preparation. Will work as a great side dish too!

  1. Cranberry Citrus Salad with Goat Cheese And Pecans:

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This salad, loaded with goodies like pecans, mandarin oranges and goat cheese will make a perfect accompaniment to your Christmas ham or chicken.

  1. Chopped Kale Salad With Cranberries, Feta And Walnuts:

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Here’s a super healthy and yummy salad for you. It has kale, feta cheese, cranberries and walnuts. The blogger also states that it tastes even better the next day.

  1. Cranberry Fluff Salad:

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This fluff salad will make everyone feel like they are having dessert during the meal. And see how beautiful it looks?

  1. Crunch Pasta Salad:

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This crunch pasta salad with pecan, apples, dried cranberries, and of course, boiled pasta. It’s just crazy delicious.

  1. Mandarin Orange Pretzel Salad:

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This salad looks so refreshing. Just gather a few mandarin oranges and get started on it.

  1. Bacon And Brussels Sprout Salad:

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This is hands down, the best way to get people to eat Brussels sprouts. It has bacon, yes bacon! So you can safely include in your menu.

  1. Apple Cranberry And Almond Coleslaw:

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Who does not like coleslaw? It’s slightly sweet, creamy and goes with about anything. This coleslaw has an addition of apples, almonds and cranberries.

  1. Pomegranate Quinoa Salad:

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We loved the colors in this salad, just perfect for a Christmas party. And it’s healthy and nutritious too! What else would your guests want?

  1. Roasted Beetroot, Goats Cheese & Walnut Salad:

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This salad would make a perfect accompaniment for your Christmas barbecue party. It will pair well with your lamb and beef dishes.

  1. Kale Salad With Butternut Squash:

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In this salad, the smart blogger has tossed chopped kale with roasted butternut squash, pomegranate seeds, blue cheese and honey and cider vinaigrette.

  1. Caprese Chicken and Avocado Chopped Salad:

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If you don’t have time to make the chicken cubes in basil mixture, just brush it with garlic powder and olive oil. And if you cannot find mozzarella pearls, use mozzarella balls instead.

  1. Italian Sub Salad:

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This colorful salad combines tomatoes, crunchy lettuce, pepperoni, salami, olives, banana peppers and red onions tossed in herb dressing.

  1. Healthy Tomato Cucumber Avocado Salad:

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You just need to take a few minutes from your busy schedule to make this hearty salad. It’s fresh, light and full of flavor.

  1. Cauliflower Vinaigrette Salad:

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This warm salad will help you survive the deadliest of winter.

 

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