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Thanksgiving Salad

Need a Thanksgiving salad?  I never really feel like green salad is a winter vegetable.  However, this salad has a decidedly Thanksgiving feel to it-probably thanks to the cranberry citrus relish! I use this relish as a relish, a filling for chicken and just about anything else I can think of.  One day I threw it in my salad & Huzzah!  This recipe was born.  I didn’t really put proportions on here.  I just tear up enough lettuce for the number eating & add the other ingredients until it looks balanced.  Give it try at your holiday table!

Can Salad Cause ibs?

Eating salad does not cause ibs, however it may trigger symptoms in people who suffer from ibs.

Which Salad Dressings Are Gluten Free?

Annies Naturals, most Hidden Valley, most Maries, all but two of Newman’s Own salad dressing are gluten free.  

Most brands of salad dressing will list gluten in the ingredients if they contain gluten.

If a salad dressing is not labeled gluten free, check the list of ingredients.

Is Salad Good For Your Health?

Replacing a high calorie, heavy meal with healthy salad is a great way to slim down.

But, for salad to be healthy, you need to choose healthy ingredients.

Salad toppings, meats and cheeses, high calorie dressings all make salads more filling and more flavorful, but they also add fat and calories.


Thanksgiving Salad

Thanksgiving Salad By: Jennifer

Thanksgiving Salad

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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 recipe


Cranberry Citrus Relish

  • 1 medium orange with peel
  • 1 Cup fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 Cup sugar


  • I like to use red leaf lettuce & spinach but you can use what-ever blend you like
  • chunk up some fresh Parmesan
  • 1 inch chunks of orange
  • Sugared almonds
  • 1/8 Cup-ish of cranberry citrus relish
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • shy 1/2 cup olive oil


For the Relish

  • Combine in food processor & pulse until chopped and blended.
  • Set aside.


  • Toss with my favorite dressing of all time (just enough to lightly coat the greens)


  • Blend all ingredients together. (I like to dump them all in a pint jar, put the lid on, and shake it.)
Nutrition Facts
Thanksgiving Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 recipe)
Calories 2072
% Daily Value*
Carbohydrates 251.8g84%
Fiber 15.4g64%
Sugar 229.2g255%
Protein 7.7g15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

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  • I don't like Thanksgiving foods so I made sure I had a tasty salad to eat. This one looks wonderful!

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