Christmas Salad Recipes

Browse more than 60 ideas for this year's Christmas dinner salad, from Jell-O salads and fruit salads to hearty vegetable and mixed green salads.

Staff Picks

Winter Endive Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 9
This very simple salad makes great use of heartier greens like endive and watercress and balances their bite with the sweetness of pomegranate.
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Angel Salad

Rating: 5 stars 14
This colorful holiday salad is a tart, crunchy favorite. The recipe will take several hours, as the Jell-O® must set. Substitute frozen whipped topping for whipped cream, if desired.
By Louise Alley

Christmas Pomegranate Salad

Rating: 5 stars 6
I love mixing up cheese and fruit in salads! This salad is not only tasty, it is full of great nutrients and antioxidants from the pomegranate seeds.

Green Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette

Rating: 4.5 stars 358
Green salad that is especially pretty to serve during the Christmas holidays.

Missy's Candied Walnut Gorgonzola Salad

Rating: 5 stars 435
A yummy, easy salad with candied walnuts, cranberries, Gorgonzola cheese, mixed greens, and a raspberry vinaigrette. It's always a big hit and is requested by my friends and family constantly! Even my picky fiance!

Outrageously Good Holiday Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 18
'Outrageously Good?' I'm not kidding. So simple to make, but the combination of ingredients makes it sophisticated. The mix of tangy grapefruit, sweet poppy seed dressing, buttery smooth avocados and Swiss cheese is incredible.

Christmas Cranberry Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 87
This creamy cranberry salad can be served frozen as well as chilled.

Fennel and Celery Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
Celery meets fennel, red onion, and parsley in this crunchy, refreshing salad dressed with lemon juice and olive oil. Chill for a few hours for best results.
By Danielle DePasquale

Sicilian Blood Orange Salad

Rating: 4 stars 1
Use a mix of blood oranges, Cara Cara oranges, and navel oranges for a gorgeous and simple dish.

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.

Fennel, Grapefruit, and Apple Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 7
A refreshing salad with the crisp fennel flavor balanced with red grapefruit, apples, onions, and topped with a citrus dressing and fresh basil.

Holiday Ambrosia Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 18
My Mom would make this every Thanksgiving and Christmas, and it has been a family favorite for three generations. The dressing is gently cooked, and the salad so light you can serve it anytime.

Inspiration and Ideas

Spinach Pomegranate Salad
Rating: Unrated 131
"Wonderful salad. It is so fresh and great in the winter. I've made it for Christmas the last two years." – phoenix
Roquefort Pear Salad
Rating: Unrated 2107
"Terrific recipe; it was a big hit for Christmas dinner. The flavors went so well together!" – rhc
Mizeria (Polish Cucumber Salad)
Rating: 4.5 stars 75

Polish cucumber salad. I serve it on Christmas Eve.