Have a Healthy Holiday: 25 Eye-Catching Salad Recipes

Christmas foods are one of my very favorite things about the holiday, but they can also be a bit heavy. So, for your Christmas or New Year’s celebrations, why not add a healthy, colorful salad recipe to the holiday table? An eye-catching salad will add a bit of unexpected vibrance to your spread and (possibly much-needed) nutrients to the meal.

Head below for 25 stunning winter salad recipes you can throw together in minutes.

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  • 25 Eye-Catching Holiday Salad Recipes 1 of 26
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    25 gorgeous, healthy salads that are perfect for your holiday table.

  • Orange and Pomegranate Holiday Salad 2 of 26
    Orange and Pomegranate Holiday Salad

    This show-stopping, delicious spinach salad is piled high with jewel-toned orange slices and tasty pomegranate arils.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Brooklyn Supper

  • Persimmon and Clementine Salad 3 of 26
    Persimmon and Clementine Salad

    Get to know seasonal fruits like persimmons and clementines with this tasty and understated winter salad.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Brooklyn Supper

  • Watercress and Kumquat Salad 4 of 26
    Watercress and Kumquat Salad

    Flavorful watercress is the perfect vehicle for for tangy kumquats in this lovely seasonal salad.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Brooklyn Supper

  • Butternut Squash and Escarole Salad 5 of 26
    Butternut Squash and Escarole Salad

    I love pairing a bitter greens with something sweet, and this butternut squash and escarole salad does that beautifully.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Angie McGowan

  • Jamaican Rice Salad 6 of 26
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    This colorful rice salad features black beans, pineapple, and a rainbow of bell peppers for a fresh, vibrant holiday treat. This simple salad is also a great option for holiday potlucks!
    Babble Food has the recipe 
    Image: Angie McGowan 

  • Colorful Winter Salad 7 of 26
    Colorful Winter Salad

    Radicchio and frisee lend a pleasant bitterness to this rainbow-hued winter salad.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Brooklyn Supper

  • Apple Pear Gorgonzola Salad 8 of 26
    Apple Pear Gorgonzola Salad

    This eye-catching creation features sweet apples and pears, and sophisticated Gorgonzola cheese.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Angie McGowan

  • Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Dried Cherries 9 of 26
    Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Dried Cherries

    Roasted cauliflower comes alive with a tangy vinaigrette and dried cherries.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Brooklyn Supper

  • Radicchio Apple Salad with a Pear Vinaigrette 10 of 26
    Radicchio Apple Salad with a Pear Vinaigrette

    This radicchio salad with fresh apples and a surprisingly creamy pear vinaigrette will add an unexpected pop of color to your holiday table.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Brooklyn Supper

  • Spinach and Almond Orzo Salad 11 of 26
    Spinach and Almond Orzo Salad

    Healthy spinach and satisfying almonds are the perfect additions to this hearty orzo salad.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Aggie Goodman

  • Fennel and Kohlrabi Salad 12 of 26
    Fennel and Kohlrabi Salad

    Harness tasty and unusual seasonal ingredients with this refreshing raw fennel and kohlrabi salad.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Brooklyn Supper

  • Green Salad with Almonds, Sunflower Seeds, and Blueberries 13 of 26
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    This simple green salad incorporates hearty nuts and seeds with spinach and a blueberry-infused dressing, for a festive, healthy side dish.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Jane Maynard 

  • Radicchio, Carrot, and Cara Cara Orange Bulgar Salad 14 of 26
    Healthy Holiday: 15 Eye-Catching Salad Recipes

    Bulgar cooks up in minutes, meaning you can throw this gorgeous citrus-studded salad together in a jiff!
    Brooklyn Supper has the recipe
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  • Wild Rice, Mango, and Arugula Salad 15 of 26
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    This colorful wild rice salad makes for a great gluten-free holiday side dish and fresh mango adds a hint of tropical deliciousness to the mix.
    Babble Food has the recipe 
    Image: Nicole Presley 

  • Redbor Kale with Roasted Squash and Orange 16 of 26
    Redbor Kale with Roasted Squash and Orange

    This colorful kale salad features roasted squash and sweet segments of orange.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Brooklyn Supper

  • Strawberry Spinach Salad 17 of 26
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    Though strawberries are only a dream here in the frozen part of the east coast, strawberry season in Florida is almost here. Enjoy a little strawberry sunshine with this simple and stunning strawberry spinach salad recipe!
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Brooklyn Supper 

  • Easy Kale Peanut Salad 18 of 26
    Easy Kale Peanut Salad

    Peanut butter lends a satisfying edge to this simple kale salad.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Kathy Patalsky

  • Mixed Greens Salad with Walnuts, Cranberries, and Orange 19 of 26
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    Make the most of citrus season with this hearty green salad! Studded with sweet candied walnuts and dried cranberries, not to mention juicy orange segments, this salad is a show-stopper!
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Lindsey Johnson 

  • Carrot and Parsley Salad 20 of 26
    Carrot and Parsley Salad

    This simple, but tasty raw salad features nutrient-rich carrots and fresh parsley.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Brooklyn Supper

  • Apple Salad with Nuts and Cheese 21 of 26
    Apple Salad with Nuts and Cheese

    Apples, nuts, and cheese are a classic combination, and make for a super-satisfying salad.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Aggie Goodman

  • Kale Salad with Blood Orange, Kumquat, and Farro 22 of 26
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    Grains like farro can bring some unexpected texture to salads. Here, it plays beautifully off the sweetness of the citrus and the earthy kale.
    Brooklyn Supper has the recipe
    Image: Brooklyn Supper 

  • Fennel, Beet, and Blood Orange Salad 23 of 26
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    Layer crispy winter vegetables like fennel and beets with seasonal citrus for a salad beautiful enough to be a centerpiece!
    Brooklyn Supper has the recipe
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  • Lemon Parmesan Raw Kale Salad 24 of 26
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    Keep things simple, healthy, and delicious with this effortless raw kale salad! (It holds up wonderfully, and is a perfect make-ahead dish.)
    Make raw kale salad
    Image: Brooklyn Supper

  • Shaved Fennel Salad with Apples and Brussels Sprouts 25 of 26
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    Add a little crispy freshness into the holiday mix with this tasty shaved fennel, apple, and Brussels sprout salad.
    Brooklyn Supper has the recipe
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  • Toasted Couscous Salad with Zucchini and Grapes 26 of 26
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    This salad brings together sweet grapes, mild zucchini, and zesty lime, for a hearty, eye-catching holiday side dish.
    Brooklyn Supper has the recipe 
    Image: Brooklyn Supper 

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