The holiday season will be upon us before we know it—and then Christmas will be here in the blink of an eye!
If you're like me, you start preparing your Christmas menu way before the actual day, and it's always handy to have a few trusty sides up your sleeve—like these 29 Christmas salad recipes.
While salads may often be thought of more as a summer dish, I personally am a big fan of salads all year round.
For me, I love a good, hearty salad plate as a side, and the Christmas season is no different. Plus, serving a bright, vibrantly-colored salad for the holiday season is always going to bring extra cheer to the table!
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To make salads more in line with fall and winter, simply use seasonal produce. Ingredients like cranberries, Brussels sprouts, apples, butternut squash, pomegranate seeds and pumpkin will turn a boring bowl of greens into a fancy Christmas salad instantly.
Best Christmas Salad Recipes
From fruit salads and Jell-O salads, to veggie-forward bowls like cranberry almond broccoli salad, fennel-apple salad and roasted delicata squash salad, here are 29 of the best Christmas salad recipes to choose from.