Thanksgiving Salad Recipes

Sensational salads show the lighter side of traditional Thanksgiving dinner.

Staff Picks

Broccoli Salad

Rating: 5 stars 1512
A creamy dressing amps up this crunchy broccoli salad with bacon.
By Allrecipes Member

Sheri's Fun Fruit Turkey

Rating: 5 stars 7
This fun fruit plate is great for Thanksgiving. Serve with chocolate sauce or yogurt. The possibilities are endless! Prepare all ingredients and set out on a table for the kids to assemble. Makes for a fun afternoon!

Judy's Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Rating: 5 stars 1820
This show-stopping dessert is made with a pretzel crust, a cream cheese layer, and a strawberry gelatin topping.
By Allrecipes Member

Thanksgiving Day Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 26
A time-honored Thanksgiving salad that's at our table every year. Sweet and slightly tart, it is a colorful addition to any feast.

Autumn Apple Salad II

Rating: 4.5 stars 190
A sweet, tart, crunchy side dish that is especially nice in the fall.

Spinach Pomegranate Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 130
A very quick and nutritious salad made with pomegranate seeds and feta cheese.

Cranberry Waldorf

Rating: 4.5 stars 144
I make this salad all year long, but it is especially great for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Just freeze a few bags of cranberries to use at a later date. I know this will become a tradition to anyone who tries it, it's delicious! Garnish with frosted cranberries and mint leaves, if desired. For frosted cranberries, wet cranberries with water, and roll in sugar.

Pear and Pomegranate Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 73
A fall and winter favorite--I am always eager for pomegranates to come in season so I can make this again. I make my own pomegranate juice by pressing the seeds against a metal sieve.

22 Simple Fall and Winter Salads

If there's a season, there's a salad! Even in the peak of comfort food months, with the right ingredients, a leafy green salad is just as satisfying.
By Emily Boyette

Persimmon and Pomegranate Salad

Rating: 5 stars 13
A sweet and tangy fall salad with a bit of crunch and nuttiness tossed in from the pecans. I love pecans so I often double the amount of pecans.

Watergate Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 399
Pistachio pudding mix is the base for this marshmallow salad with pineapple, nuts and fluffy whipped topping.
By Allrecipes Member

Napa Cabbage Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 415
This is a yummy, crunchy cabbage salad with toasted ramen noodles and almond slivers. The bowl is always licked clean at potlucks!
By Allrecipes Member

Inspiration and Ideas

Roquefort Pear Salad
Rating: Unrated 2095
"This is the best salad I've ever eaten. It's tangy from the blue cheese, fruity from the pears, and crunchy from the caramelized pecans." – Michelle Krzmarzick
Creamy Cranberry Salad
Rating: Unrated 131
Dish up this old-fashioned Jell-O® salad—just like Grandma used to make.
Waldorf Salad II
Rating: 4.5 stars 384

This traditional salad is delicious, and you can vary the ingredients to your preference. Try adding diced, roasted chicken to make this salad a meal!