20 Thanksgiving Salads Bursting with Flavor

Freshen up your holiday feast with one of these healthy dishes.

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With all the decadent Thanksgiving side dishes—hello, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and sweet potato casserole!—there's definitely room for a healthy salad (or two!) on the table. These recipes are a lighter way to enjoy all the yummy flavors of the holidays.

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thanksgiving salad mushroom
Brian Woodcock
Marinated Mushroom-and-Charred Broccolini Salad

A super light salad will let you feel zero guilt indulging in all the Thanksgiving sweets later.

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thanksgiving salad farro
Brian Woodcock
Farro-and-Acorn Squash Salad

Finish off this farro-based salad with toasted hazelnuts, pomegranate seeds, and a sprinkle of blue cheese.

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Half Baked Harvest
Fall Harvest Quinoa Salad

This stunning salad is drizzled with a homemade turmeric tahini dressing that's unbelievably good.

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Dinner at the Zoo
Brussels Sprout Salad

Upgrade basic Brussels sprouts with pomegranate seeds, bacon bits, and feta cheese.

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thanksgiving salad kale
Jo Cooks
Warm Kale Salad With Roasted Butternut Squash

Sweet and savory roasted pumpkin seeds give this salad a nice crunch. Feel free to skip the chicken for Thanksgiving!

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Ambitious Kitchen
Roasted Sweet Potato and Arugula Salad With Turmeric Honey Mustard Yogurt Dressing

This recipe is delicious proof that even vegetarian dishes can still be packed with flavor.

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Creme de la Crumb
Chopped Autumn Salad With Apple Cider Dressing

Candied cinnamon pecans add a sweet crunch to this loaded salad.

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Recipe Runner
Butternut Squash and Farro Salad With Arugula and Cranberries

Creamy ricotta cheese deliciously complements the toasted pepita seeds in this healthy side.

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Cooking Classy
Apple, Pecan, and Feta Spinach Salad with Maple Cider Vinaigrette

A citrus dressing brings out the fruity flavors of the gala apples and dried cranberries.

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grape salad recipe
Brian Woodcock
Grape Salad

Brown sugar and toasted pecans give this fruity salad some extra flavor and crunch. x

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fall harvest salad with pumpkin goddess dressing recipe
The Seasoned Mom
Fall Harvest Salad with Pumpkin Goddess Dressing

Can't wait for pumpkin pie? Nosh on this salad with pumpkin dressing until dessert's ready.

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caramelized cauliflower and herbed sorghum salad recipe
The Fit Foodie Mama
Caramelized Cauliflower and Herbed Sorghum Salad

This is the perfect light and healthy salad to serve at the beginning of your meal.

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roasted sweet potato and wild rice salad recipe
Chelsea's Messy Apron
Roasted Sweet Potato and Wild Rice Salad

This salad has it all! Tons of flavor from the sweet potatoes, the crunch of the apples, and a deliciously creamy lemon balsamic dressing.

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The Girl Who Ate Everything
Roquefort Pear Salad

All your guests will ask for this sweet recipe.

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Joyful Healthy Eats
Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

This superfood salad will make even the pickiest eater enjoy brussels sprouts.

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Cooking Classy
Autumn Kale Apple and Quinoa Salad

Take advantage of fall's fresh produce to whip up this easy starter.

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Foodie Crush
Kale Salad with Butternut Squash, Chickpeas, and Tahini Dressing

The more butternut squash on that table, the better!

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Damn Delicious
Harvest Cobb Salad

You just can't go wrong with a hearty, tasty Cobb salad.

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Julia's Album
Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Your guests will be raving about the sweet poppy seed dressing drizzled on top of this healthy salad.

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Luci's Morsels
Beet, Honey, and Goat Cheese Salad

With all of the rich flavors in this delish dish, no one will believe how healthy it is!

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