Lighten up your holiday feast with one of these delicious dishes.
With so many decadent side dishes already crowding the table—hello, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and sweet potato casserole!—there's really no need to overthink your Thanksgiving salad this year. In fact, if you do, you risk overpowering the rest of your spread (or worse, over-stuffing your guests). Instead, you'll want to turn to our all-time favorite, easy Thanksgiving salad recipes to find a simple, healthy dish (or two!) that's as light as it is easy on the eyes. Your guests will be thankful that you've chosen to include something simple and refreshing in your spread, and as for you, you'll get a fabulous new recipe to add to your fall dinner rotation. It's a win-win! From Thanksgiving fruit salads to cranberry salad recipes, these fool-proof recipes are a lighter way to enjoy all the yummy tastes of the holidays. Whether you opt for a fall harvest salad featuring bitter radicchio, sweet Bosc pear, peppery arugula, and salty gorgonzola or something even simpler (an apple-feta spinach salad, for instance), you can't go wrong. And don't forget the dressing: Here, a variety of spiced cider vinaigrettes reign supreme, as do tangy red wine toppings and zesty lemon finishes—all of which help to brighten up your favorite fall flavors.