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Ultimate List of 21 Salads for Thanksgiving

by The Devil Wears Salad

As the day of thanks and gratitude approaches, you’re planning for a family feast to remember. No Thanksgiving meal will be complete without a wonderful array of sides. Enjoy these ultimate salads for Thanksgiving and may it be filled with culinary goodness!

Ultimate List of 21 Salads for Thanksgiving

Once again, Thanksgiving has rolled around for another year. Did it creep up on you as you wondered where the year has gone or are you super prepared and have everything under control?

As you pen down the roast turkey with gravy and cranberry sauce, traditional stuffing and cornbread, have you thought about what salads you might like to serve this year?

No Thanksgiving banquet is quite complete without some sides such as green beans, potatoes and Brussels sprouts. However, this year, let’s create some great salads with these essential ingredients by adding sweet pomegranates, hearty grains and perhaps even some decadent truffle butter.

This is the ultimate list of salads for Thanksgiving that your family and friends will love. In the meantime, we wish you and your family a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving!


Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Chestnuts and Pomegranate

Pomegranate Cauliflower Salad with Chestnuts

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Imagine little roasted florets sprinkled with red seeds against a backdrop of bright green sprouts.

This Pomegranate Roasted Cauliflower Salad is a recipe bursting with contrasting flavours and textures and will no doubt look amazing on your Thanksgiving dinner table!

Roasted Heirloom Carrots with Pearl Couscous

Roasted Heirloom Carrots with Pearl Couscous

2/21

A deliciously colourful salad with roasted heirloom carrots and red onions layered on top of a bed of chewy pearl couscous, fresh mint and chopped almonds.

A salad that will satisfy all your family and friends during Thanksgiving dinner.

Sweet Potato and Spinach Salad

Sweet Potato and Spinach Salad

3/21

Who can go past the goodness of caramelised onions in this Sweet Potato and Spinach Salad?

This hearty salad recipe is so easy to make and is the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving menu, be it for lunch or dinner.

Medley of Roasted Potato Salad with Anchovy Dressing

Medley of Roasted Potato Salad with Anchovy Dressing

4/21

No regular pale gluggy potato salad here. Delicious, sweet roasted potatoes and New Zealand yams amped up with a touch of sophisticated flavour through a zippy salty anchovy dressing.

Can’t live without potato side dishes for Thanksgiving but you can certainly try something a little new!

Roasted Beetroot Salad with Halloumi and Pomegranate Glaze Gold Salad Servers

Roasted Beetroot Salad with Halloumi and Pomegranate Glaze

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This Roasted Beetroot Salad and Halloumi has a rich, deep colour with delicious flavours. The crunch of the pistachio and the sweetness of the pomegranate glaze will make this a Thanksgiving showstopper.

Purple Cauliflower Salad with Lemon Mustard Tahini

Purple Cauliflower Salad with Lemon Mustard Tahini

6/21

Hearty and wholesome. Two words not normally used to describe a salad. But this Purple Cauliflower Salad is exactly that due to its creaminess, roasted undertones and nutty flavours.

Such a stunning looking salad to accompany the rest of your Thanksgiving menu.

Chorizo Salad with Sweet Potato

Chorizo Salad with Sweet Potato

7/21

Surely sweet potato and salty semi-cured Spanish sausage would be considered a pairing to die for!

This Chorizo Salad is further completed by the freshness of baby spinach leaves and more natural sweetness from roasted red onions. No dressing needed for this Thanksgiving side dish. It speaks for itself!

Baby Cauliflower and Spiced Chickpeas with Beetroot Tahini

Baby Cauliflower and Spiced Chickpeas with Beetroot Tahini

8/21

What could be more scrumptious than whole roasted baby cauliflower? Combine them with spiced chickpeas and beetroot tahini, and you’ll have a Thanksgiving cauliflower salad that won’t disappoint.

Pearl Couscous Salad with Za’atar Halloumi And Pomegranate

Pearl Couscous and Pomegranate Salad

9/21

A nod to Middle Eastern flavours with this delicious salad that is super light to eat but packs an earthy punch.

This Pearl Couscous Salad with Za’atar halloumi and sweet pomegranate makes a perfect salad addition for your Thanksgiving dinner.

Green Bean, Truffle Butter Breadcrumbs and Quail Egg Salad

Green Bean, Truffle Butter Breadcrumbs and Quail Egg Salad

10/21

Add a touch of gourmet to an otherwise easy recipe. Your guests will be so impressed with the delectable truffle tones in this Quail Egg Salad.

Bet your family and friends will love this twist on an otherwise traditional Thanksgiving green bean side dish.

Artichoke and Potato Salad with Creme Fraiche

Artichoke and Potato Salad with Creme Fraiche

11/21

Pan fried potatoes mingled with tangy marinated artichokes and crispy maple glazed pancetta, all tossed together with a tangy creme fraiche dressing.

This is comfort food heaven and a slight change from the traditional Thanksgiving potatoes.

Beetroot Cured Salmon Salad with Black Fish Roe

Beetroot Cured Salmon Salad with Black Fish Roe

12/21

A well executed Thanksgiving lunch or dinner deserves the ultimate salad that will impress your guests.

This Beetroot Cured Salmon Salad is spectacular, not to mention delectable! Go ahead, spoil your family and friends this Thanksgiving!

Rustic Black Rice Salad with Purple Broccolini

Purple Kale Salad with Rainbow Chard

13/21

Yes, we still eat kale and yes, it is delicious! This Purple Kale Salad mixed through with the umami flavours of the miso mayonnaise dressing will convert the haters.

Not only does it taste good but the vibrant colours make for a stunning looking salad!

Pomegranate, Barley and Freekeh Salad

Pomegranate, Barley and Freekeh Salad

14/21

Here’s a salad recipe for anyone who’s looking for a non-leafy salad. This Freekeh and Pomegranate Salad mixed through with a sumac infused yoghurt is simply divine. An excellent side dish to have with Thanksgiving turkey!

Roasted Spiced Pumpkin and Red Onion Salad

Roasted Spiced Pumpkin and Red Onion Salad

15/21

Sweet Roasted Spiced Pumpkin with Red Onion Salad is moreish and deliciously comforting.

Jammed packed with flavourful texture, this is a great pumpkin salad to have for your celebratory family dinner.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts Salad with Dutch Carrots

Roasted Brussels Sprouts Salad with Dutch Carrots

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No Thanksgiving would be the same without some Brussels sprouts!

Sweet maple roasted Brussels sprouts and Dutch carrots salad, what’s not to love? Along with the nutty texture of freekeh balanced with freshness of peas and rounded off with creamy goat cheese, it is insanely flavoursome. Definitely one of the ultimate salads for Thanksgiving!

Tricolour Quinoa Salad with Roast Vegetables

Tricolour Quinoa Salad with Roast Vegetables

17/21

Deliciously sweet roasted baby peppers, caramelised eggplant and tangy lemon mingled in with nutty tricolour quinoa and a zingy lemon garlic dressing. A colourful vegan quinoa recipe that would shine at any Thanksgiving banquet!

Roasted Purple Brussels Sprouts Salad with Spiced Seeds

Roasted Purple Brussels Sprouts Salad with Spiced Seeds

18/21

Calling all Brussels sprout lovers! Those with a sophisticated palate yearning for nutty and bitter flavours, this Purple Brussels Sprouts Salad is made for you.

The fragrant spices and heavenly honey add depth to the recipe. This is the ultimate salad for the Holidays!

Roasted Beetroot Salad with Tangelo and Pine Nuts

Tangelo Salad with Roasted Beetroot

19/21

Fresh and vibrant Tangelo Salad perfect for entertaining family and friends.

We love how the juicy sweet tangelo, crunchy radishes and creamy pine nuts complement the earthy sweet roasted beetroots perfectly.

Roast Pumpkin Salad with Israeli Couscous and Apple

Roast Pumpkin Salad with Israeli Couscous and Apple

20/21

A Roast Pumpkin Salad is nothing but goodness served on a plate. Envelop it with the pop of Israeli couscous, crunch of an apple and smeared with tahini dressing, it’s a match made in heaven!

Just imagine this side salad next to your Thanksgiving turkey. Yum!

Purple Kale Salad with Rainbow Chard.

Purple Kale Salad with Rainbow Chard

21/21

Yes, we still eat kale and yes, it is delicious! This Purple Kale Salad mixed through with the umami flavours of the miso mayonnaise dressing will convert the haters.

Not only does it taste good but the vibrant colours make for a stunning looking salad, worthy for the Thanksgiving table!


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