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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!

How Long Will A Salad Keep?

Salad will keep for 1-5 days.

Salad will keep longer if stored without the dressing on top.

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

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Thanksgiving Salad

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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6
this salad has a decidedly Thanksgiving feel to it-probably thanks to the cranberry citrus relish!


Cranberry Citrus Relish

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


  • I like to use red leaf lettuce & spinach but you can use what-ever blend you like
  • Parmesan chunk up some fresh
  • 1 orange 1 inch chunks
  • almonds Sugared
  • 1/8 cup relish cranberry citrus
  • 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
  • 1/2 cup olive oil little less than a 1/2 cup


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.)


salad does not keep well, so it should be eaten immediately
Nutrition Facts
Thanksgiving Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 348 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Sodium 58mg3%
Potassium 124mg4%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 38g42%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 158IU3%
Vitamin C 25mg30%
Calcium 65mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
* 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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