Top Holiday Salads

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I’ve put together a selection of my favorite salads (cold and warm) that are reader favorites! I hope this helps you to decide what to make and serve at your next family gathering or party this year.

This Honey Mustard Sweet Potato Salad is made with with spiralized sweet potatoes, zucchini and shaved brussels sprouts in a bacon honey mustard dressing that is off the hook in taste and made in no time!

Honey Mustard Sweet Potato Salad

Fall is here and I for one am looking forward to a switch up in dining and baking. Now comfort food doesn’t have to be unhealthy either. Check out this beautiful Honey Mustard Sweet Potato Salad!

close up of wilted cabbage salad

Warm Bacon and Cabbage Salad

This cabbage salad is a warm side dish with a perfect balance of sweet, salty, and tangy flavors. Make this recipe with only 5 ingredients!

A plate of wedge salad

Flat Wedge Salad (Boudin SF Copycat)

This Flat Wedge Salad has bacon basted with a spicy sweet cayenne and maple syrup, lots of bleu cheese dressing, diced tomatoes and sunflower seeds!

thunderbird salad in blue bowl with bacon

Thunderbird Salad

Where Thunderbird Salad gets it’s name is still a mystery to me, but when you have chilled iceberg lettuce, bleu cheese, raisins, lemon and bacon I am in! We were invited over to a friend’s house and his wife made this incredible first course salad. For the life of me I can’t remember the reason or

Zesty Shrimp Salad

Zesty Shrimp Salad

My Zesty Shrimp Salad uses succulent, tender shrimp sauced with a dijon Ranch salad dressing mixture with capers, red onion, celery and fresh dill. 

Tarragon Broccoli Salad with Golden Raisins, Marinated Red Onion and Pepitas - this fresh, crunchy and healthy salad is the perfect side dish!

Cold Broccoli Salad

This cold broccoli salad includes raisins, onion and pumpkin seeds in tangy tarragon dressing. Make this recipe for the perfect summer side!

close up of Classic Cucumber Salad

Creamy Cucumber Salad

This classic, creamy Cucumber Salad is an easy side dish using sliced cucumbers and onion tossed in a tangy sauce with fresh dill. Light, healthy and refreshing!

A plate of food on a table, with Apple and Celery

Matchstick Apple and Celery Salad

This Apple and Celery Salad comes together quickly with fresh, cold apples, celery, pecans, mint, cilantro and basil tossed in a light vinaigrette.

side view: creamy cilantro dressing tossed with shredded green and purple cabbage and carrots

Spicy Cilantro Lime Slaw

Cilantro lime slaw is easy to make and seriously delicious! Make this spicy coleslaw recipe to serve with fish tacos or summer sandwiches.

Cold Lentil Salad with Butternut Squash and Asparagus.

Butternut Squash and Lentil Salad

This Cold Lentil Salad with Butternut Squash and Asparagus has Chinese Five Spiced vegetables, Tabasco infused black lentils, almonds and arugula greens.

bowl of pesto potato salad garnished with fresh herbs

Pesto Potato Salad

Pesto potato salad is an easy side dish with baby potatoes, fresh herbs, pesto, and spices. Make this recipe for a delicious summer salad!

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Rotisserie Chicken, Citrus and Star Anise Salad.

Spiced Citrus Roasted Chicken Salad

This wonderfully crafted dish has all the right components for texture, flavor and visual appeal. Adding roasted chicken bumps this one up to a full meal, and with a few of my own additions, is my spin off one of Yotam Ottolenghi’s recipes. What grabbed my attention first off in the recipe was of course roasting


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