Savory Thanksgiving Salads

Make delicious and savory Thanksgiving salads to complement your Thanksgiving meal. Salad is healthy and refreshing and helps with digestion, which everybody needs after a Thanksgiving feast. As you plan your Thanksgiving menu, consider whether you’d like to offer your guests one simple side salad or a variety of Thanksgiving salad options such as dried cranberry and blue cheese salad, or turkey topped salad.

Put your healthy hat on with these Thanksgiving salad ideas:

  • Side salad: Make a simple and traditional side salad for guests. Use iceberg or romaine lettuce and top it with seasonal fruits and vegetables. Add color to your side salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, onions, and red and green peppers. Offer a selection of salad dressing options on the side such as light Italian dressing.
  • Dried cranberry and blue cheese salad: Concoct a sensational dried cranberry and blue cheese salad, which is sure to win over family and friends. Use romaine lettuce and layer it with cucumbers, grape tomatoes, pecans, cranberries, and blue cheese. Combine the salad makings in a large salad bowl or in individual dishes. Lightly dress the salad with balsamic vinaigrette.
  • Turkey topped salad: Continue the turkey day theme and create a turkey topped salad for Thanksgiving. Use romaine lettuce and add Thanksgiving goodies. Top the salad with croutons in place of stuffing, dried cranberries in place of cranberry sauce, green beans, and slices of cooked turkey. Finish the salad with a creamy balsamic vinaigrette in place of gravy.

Enjoy your delicious salad as part of your Thanksgiving meal. Get creative after Thanksgiving and make your own Thanksgiving salad recipes with Thanksgiving leftovers!

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