Bring a salad? 40 salad recipes perfect for christmas

November 17, 2020

It’s that time of year, Christmas is getting closer and we are starting to think about what’s going to be on the menu. One thing for sure in Australia, it’s usually HOT! This epic list of salads from across the globe is sure to inspire some creativity and no doubt you’ll be making friends with SALAD!

Watermelon Salad with Feta

It’s sweet and savory at the same time, it’s super light, refreshing, and very satisfying. This salad may be unusual, but it’s so delicious and really simple to make.

Radicchio Salad With Chicken, Hazelnuts and Blue Cheese

Radicchio is from the same family as chicory and shares a bitter edge to its flavour. If you can find radicchio, this will add a difference to the Christmas table.

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Onions, Cranberries and Nuts, topped with Goat Cheese

Roasted sweet potatoes and onions are tossed with a beautiful medley of dried cranberries, creamy goat cheese and lightly toasted nuts.

Turkey and Apple Salad

Left over Turkey? Try this!

Baby Leaf Salad

The combination gives a lovely looking salad base with interesting colours and tastes. Complement them with the baby tomatoes, pine nuts,  avocado and croutons.

Pear, Stilton and Candied Walnut salad

This fresh Pear, Stilton and Candied Walnut Salad is a stunning salad that is delicious served as a light meal or as a side dish!

Roasted Root Vegetable Salad with Cranberry Ginger Dressing

A crowd pleaser recipe, it is gorgeous languishing on a large platter.

Easy Ensalada de Nochebuena – Christmas Eve Salad

This traditional Ensalada de Nochebuena or Christmas Eve Salad is a colourful fruit salad featuring fresh pomegranates, oranges, pineapple, jicama and beets in a citrusy dressing.

Mediterranean Lentil Salad

This Mediterranean Lentil Salad is a hearty salad full of cucumbers, tomatoes, red onions, feta and protein packed lentils.

Greek Pasta Salad Recipe

Frankly, the most difficult part is waiting for the pasta to cool and cutting up the Olives and the Artichoke Hearts.

Fresh Caprese Salad with Crispy Eggplant

Fresh, ripe tomatoes with plenty of basil and creamy buffalo mozzarella. Delicious on its own, the flavor and texture is amped-up by freshly fried, crispy, Panko-breaded, slices of eggplant.

Blueberry & Goat Cheese Salad with Creamy Basil Dressing

This recipe is a nutritional power punch: Topped with a fresh basil dressing that’s upped at least 6 notches with garlic, olive oil, & creamy Greek yogurt, and then given a sweet finish with a touch of honey.

Iceberg Wedge Salad

The beauty of this iceberg wedge salad is partly in that it can loaded up as much (or as little) as you want with a flavorful homemade blue cheese dressing and delicious garnish.

Blood Orange and Herb Salad

The tartness of citrus with the creaminess of avocado and herb vinaigrette is the perfect side to to brighten up a hot summer’s day.

Sweet Kale Apple Salad with Creamy Avocado Pesto

This beautiful green kale apple salad is full of flavors, combining sweet with hearty while the texture is creamy and crunchy at the same time.

Dill Pickle Pasta Salad

Cool, creamy and tangy, this dill pickle pasta salad is a must-try for any dill pickle lovers. The fresh dill pickles are accentuated with relish, diced shallot, cucumbers and dill pickle juice.

Roasted Broccoli Salad with Bacon & Pecans

Roasted broccoli combines with salty crispy bacon, crunchy pecans, sharp red onion, and the most delightful tangy-sweet dressing to keep you coming back for more.

Christmas Salad with Citrus-Champagne Vinaigrette

A vibrantly beautiful salad that’s truly fit for a celebration! You can even shape it like a gorgeous Christmas wreath for a show stopping, edible centerpiece! 

Chicken Cobb “Christmas Tree” Holiday Salad

The beloved, classic chicken Cobb salad gets a holiday twist! Hearts of romaine lettuce are perfectly suited to become a “Christmas tree,” complete with tomato-ornaments, a golden pepper (capsicum) star.

Antipasto Salad

This antipasto salad recipe is loaded up with delicious Italian meats, cheeses, and veggies. It’s the perfect keto summer salad – or any time of year for that matter.

Cucumber Greek Salad

Spiralized cucumbers, red onions, cherry tomatoes, and Kalamata olives are drizzled with zesty Italian dressing and balsamic, then tossed with feta cheese, chopped salami, and fresh herbs. 

Holiday Salad with Kale, Persimmon and Pomegranate

Holiday Salad with Kale, Persimmon and Pomegranate is a festive kale salad tossed in a tangy, sweet citrus maple dressing. 

Vegetarian Pomegranate Holiday Salad

This vegetarian pomegranate holiday salad is a delicious vegetarian salad that includes pecans, feta, pomegranate arils, and a homemade balsamic dressing.

Spinach Pear and Feta Salad Recipe

Spinach Pear and Feta Salad- a bowl filled with sweet pears, tangy feta cheese, crunchy pomegranates, and mellow walnuts. This here is what salad dreams are made of.

Mint & Feta Salad

This recipe is a simple mint and feta salad inspired heavily by the Israeli and Shirazi salads.

Asian Chopped Salad with Sesame Ginger Dressing

Asian Chopped Salad with Sesame Ginger Dressing – So light & refreshing, yet so satisfying! Plus, it’s SO easy to put together and you won’t need to cook anything!

Rocket and Pear salad with Sweet Cherry Vinaigrette

This rocket and pear salad screams special occasion with it’s beautiful colours, delicate leaves, tasty fruit and sprinkle of toasted sliced almonds.

Brussels Sprouts Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette

Brussels sprouts, pomegranate seeds, pecans, Gorgonzola, shallots, and of course, bacon. It’s all tossed with Mustard Vinaigrette, which is a great compliment to the salad. 

Pomegranate Goat Cheese Spinach Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette

Spinach salad made with pomegranate seeds, goat cheese, pecans, crispy bacon and homemade pomegranate vinaigrette dressing.

Easy Vegan Quinoa Salad

Tomato cucumber quinoa salad that is paired with some refreshing salsa. A perfect light summer meal, and is super flavorful yet really easy to make.

Fennel & Apple Salad

It has the right balance of savoury and sweet and has the most wonderful crunchy texture. If ever two foods worked so well together it is fennel and apple. Fennel with its light aniseed and apple with its tart sweetness together make for a triumph in taste.

Instant Pot Potato Salad

Instant Pot Potato Salad is an easy and quick recipe for a delicious side dish that is perfect for holidays and summer picnics.

Instant Pot Fresh Tomato Salad

Fresh Tomato Salad is enjoyed year round. Whether using grape, cherry or Roma tomatoes pairing juicy tomatoes with a simple marinade makes for an enjoyable dish.

Quinoa Tabouli

Tabouli – the cornerstone salad of the middle-east . The main ingredient is parsley and should look very green. This recipe the burghul is substituted for quinoa (for those avoiding gluten).

Instant Pot Low Carb Cauliflower Potato Salad

This Cauliflower Potato Salad is a perfect side dish for picnics and parties. Everyone will love this dish whether they follow a keto or low carb diet or not.

Pear and blue cheese kale salad

Pear and blue cheese are a real match made in heaven, they work so well together you can use them in any dish. So here they are gracefully topping a kale quinoa salad, together with some pecans and a mustard-based dressing.

Bramley (cooking) apple and beetroot salad in a honey balsamic vinaigrette

This summery salad brings deliciously tangy Bramley apples together with earthy beetroot and sweet balsamic, topped with crunchy walnuts and creamy goat’s cheese.

Orange and Fennel Salad

An Orange and Fennel Salad to refresh the palate. Great as an accompaniment or equally delicious on its own.

15 Min Orange, Pistachio And Pomegranate Couscous Salad

This Orange Pistachio Pomegranate Couscous Salad recipe is very easy to make with pantry staples and comes together in just 15 mins

Cheesecake Salad

Cheesecake Salad: Juicy fruit and rich cheesecake filling come together in this fun side dish. Quick to make and always the first thing gone at at picnics!

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