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15 Thanksgiving Salad Recipes

Serve one or more of these 15 Thanksgiving Salad Recipes alongside your turkey this year! From leafy greens topped with festive ingredients, to hearty grains tossed with the flavors of fall, there’s an easy salad for every menu.

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Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad by A Farmgirl’s Dabbles

As the holiday season commences, we’re sharing a collection of 15 festive salad recipes to both warm up and refresh your Thanksgiving table this year! You’ll find fresh green side salads to healthy grain salads among these nourishing recipes bursting with fall-inspired ingredients and flavors.

With seasonal ingredients and lots of fall flair, there’s a lot to love about these wholesome Thanksgiving salad recipes. Choose a favorite from the list below!

The salad in a white serving bowl.

Classic Waldorf Salad

A refreshing and festive Waldorf salad is perfect for Thanksgiving! Filled with seasonal ingredients like apples and walnuts, tossed in a creamy dressing with crisp veggies.

Brussel Sprouts Salad with Apples and Walnuts

This easy holiday Brussels sprouts salad has all the looks to back up the taste! Made with sweet crisp apples and candied walnuts sauteed with buttery sprouts.

Warm Lentil Salad

Warm salads are perfect for colder weather, and you’ll love the cozy flavors of this warm vegetarian lentil salad. Made with healthy spinach and quinoa topped with fennel and pine nuts.

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Warm Fall Farro Salad

Another salad to – literally – warm up the Thanksgiving table this year! Made from tender farro grains tossed with a zesty maple Dijon dressing, along with sweet butternut squash, cranberries, fresh herbs, and crunchy pepitas.  

Creamy Waldorf Salad

A fresh and creamy Waldorf salad isn’t only for the summertime! Bless your holiday table with the most delicious side dish bursting with juicy pineapples, in-season apples, grapes, and crunchy nuts.

Fall Panzanella Salad

A fall twist on a classic Italian Panzanella salad recipe, Thanksgiving guests will love this hearty autumn bowl filled with chunks of crusty bread, kale, butternut, and apples, topped with tangy goat cheese.

Shaved Brussel Sprouts Salad

Dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, parmesan, and leafy kale round out this easy, earthy Brussels sprouts salad inspired by the season! It’s the perfect Thanksgiving side salad that’s full of flavor and texture.

bowl of roasted butternut squash quinoa with pomegranate seeds mixed in

Quinoa Salad with Butternut Squash

This is a nourishing and simple quinoa salad packed with cubes of butternut squash and bursts of juicy pomegranate seeds. The perfect side to a Thanksgiving day spread!

Bacon Delicata Salad

Enjoy an easy side dish that’s loaded with smoky flavor, made with sauteed delicata squash tossed with crispy bacon and blue cheese. Serve this savory salad warm or cold!

Homemade Fall Cole Slaw

A simple, fresh, and crunchy coleslaw recipe inspired by fall ingredients is exactly what your Thanksgiving menu needs! This delicious homemade coleslaw with apples, cranberries, and pumpkin seeds pairs great with savory dishes.

brocoli salad in a white bowl with napkin

Broccoli Salad

An easy no-mayo broccoli salad recipe made with tender broccoli dotted with crispy bacon, slivered almonds, and bright pops of pomegranate seeds.   

Pear Walnut and Gorgonzola Salad

Ripe juicy pears, crunchy walnuts, and full-flavored gorgonzola cheese form the perfect fall combo in this fall salad idea drizzled with tart raspberry dressing.

Roasted Leek and Broccoli Quinoa Salad

This is a tasty and healthy quinoa salad topped with sweet roasted leeks, tender-crisp broccoli florets, and almond pieces for an easy and flavorful Thanksgiving salad.

Apple Pecan and Vegan Feta Salad

A mouthwatering green salad made 100% vegan, filled with crunchy apples and pecans, and topped with vegan feta cheese. All kinds of luscious fall flavors, all in one bowl!

Arugula Salad with Roasted Grapes

Peppery arugula, apples, candied pecans, and sweet roasted grapes take your average side salad to new, festive heights. You’re going to love this arugula salad’s sweet-salty balance that comes from the zesty Parmesan shavings! 

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