This Festive Christmas Salad Recipe is not only an easy recipe for a gorgeous salad, but it makes a lovely addition to your Holiday Table
Our traditional holiday meal includes Prime Rib, Yorkshire pudding, Apple Pie, and Pecan Pie. Those are the non-negotiables. From there, I try to balance out the heaviness of those family favs with a few side dishes that are a bit lighter and healthier, in the form of vegetables and salads.
Enter this truly simple green salad made festive with the addition of seasonal produce like fresh, juicy pears, bright red pomegranate seeds, crunchy pistachios, and sunflower seeds, salty and earthy gorgonzola cheese, and chewy dried cranberries. This combination of colorful ingredients creates a Festive Christmas Salad in red, green, and white.
Regardless of whether the centerpiece of your Christmas Dinner Table is a Prime Rib, a Christmas Ham, or a Roast Pork Tenderloin, this Christmas Salad will be a welcome addition.
I think we can all agree that the holiday season is typically characterized by overeating and overindulging. After a month of party food, appetizers, and cookies, I’m ready for some fresh and healthy eating. And there are few dishes healthier and fresher than this salad made crisp greens nuts, fresh pears, and juicy pomegranate seeds!
Make sure to check out this video for quickly removing the arils from a pomegranate; I’ve tried many methods for removing arils, and so far, this is the best way. Plus, it’s fun! Just make sure you wear clothes that you won’t mind getting pomegranate juice on or a dark apron! And lemon juice or vinegar will remove pomegranate juice stains from a cutting board.
You can remove the arils from the pomegranate several days ahead of time; store them in an airtight container until you add them to this vibrant salad. Pomegranate arils removed from a pomegranate should be used within four days.
One pomegranate typically yields one cup of pomegranate seeds/arils.
If you are looking for an easy dish to bring to a Christmas Party, consider bringing this salad recipe. You can easily prep the ingredients ahead of time and toss them together at the last minute, making it a perfect dinner party dish.
Most of the ingredients for this Christmas Salad Recipe should be easy to source in your local grocery stores. However, you can easily substitute and still have a beautiful salad for your Christmas feast.
The best part of this recipe is that you can remove the arils from the pomegranate and prepare the salad dressing ahead of time for easy assembly right before dinner.
Once again, it doesn’t matter if your main course is roast beef or a roast turkey, duck, or chicken or a Turdurcken this festive Christmas salad would be an excellent accompaniment
If you need a Christmas-y dessert because you were so healthy with this salad, I’ve got you covered! Mrs. Claus 🤶🏼 has nothing on me!
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