15 Thanksgiving Salads That Might Just Outshine the Bird!

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Kale and fall fruit salad in a white bowl

We Californians wouldn’t dream about drafting a Thanksgiving menu without a big old gorgeous salad, and these 15 Thanksgiving salads might just outshine the bird!


Wheat Berry Salad with Beets and Feta


wheat berry salad with beets in a white bowl with spoon



Pear Salad with Creamy Walnut Vinaigrette


Pear salad with walnut vinaigrette on a patterned plate.


Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Pomelo Salad


Roasted Brussels Sprout and Pomelo Salad in a white bowl



Pesto Barley Salad with Roasted Rapini and Buttercup Squash

~Rhubarb & Cod

Pesto Barley Salad



Winter Beet and Pomegranate Salad

~ Half Baked Harvest

Winter Beet and Pomegranate Salad



Wild Rice with Watercress and Hazelnuts


Wild rice salad with watercress in a blue bowl



Roasted Acorn Squash + Pear Arugula Salad

~ Healthy Little Vittles

Roasted Acorn Squash and Pear Salad



Kale and Fall Fruit Salad with Cider Poppy Seed Dressing


kale and fall fruit salad in a white bowl



Rainbow Chard Salad


Raw rainbow chard salad



Roasted Apple and Radicchio Salad


roasted apple and radicchio salad in a wooden bowl on a grey table


Harvest Salad with Pomegranate Allspice Dressing


Fall Harvest Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette



Chicory Salad with Anchovy Dressing

~ the Kitchn

chicory salad in a white bowl



Kale and Butternut Salad with Maple Spiced Pecans


Kale and butternut squash salad in a wooden bowl with wooden salad servers



Beet Quinoa Salad with Pomegranate, Mint, and Pistachio

~ Heather Cristo

Beet Quinoa Salad





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    Laura | Tutti Dolci
    November 15, 2018 at 9:34 pm

    Such a beautiful round up, these salads all look so delicious!

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    Joann Raccippio
    November 11, 2018 at 1:50 pm

    All of your wonderful salad recipes would be delicious at any ocassion!
    Hoping you are able to spend as much time with your loved ones in Florida….Blessings

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    Ann Sheehy
    November 11, 2018 at 1:28 pm

    Sending good thoughts your way as you deal with family issues. I am inspired by your recipe posts. Take care.

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      November 11, 2018 at 1:46 pm

      These virtual hugs mean a lot, thanks!

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    November 11, 2018 at 1:18 pm

    you and your loved ones are in my prayers. travel safe. hugs!

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      November 11, 2018 at 1:23 pm

      Sweet of you and thanks!

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    Amanda Marie
    November 11, 2018 at 12:08 pm

    Wishing you safe travels. Sorry for the reason for your having to go. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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      November 11, 2018 at 12:35 pm

      I appreciate it Amanda <3

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    Lynn A
    November 11, 2018 at 11:41 am

    I’m so sorry to hear about your FIL. Warm wishes to you and yours!

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    November 11, 2018 at 11:24 am

    I’m so sorry about your father in-law. Those times are difficult, I know. Is he on the east coast or west of Florida? I’m on the west coast. I would extend an invitation, since I feel like we are friends already! Safe travels.

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      November 11, 2018 at 11:58 am

      Thanks Alene, he’s on the west coast, but I’m hoping to have time to get over to the east coast to see my own dad, too!

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    Jeanne Cleary
    November 11, 2018 at 8:53 am

    Safe trip….peaceful thoughts coming your way.

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      November 11, 2018 at 8:54 am

      Thank you 🙂

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    Susan Thompson
    November 11, 2018 at 8:30 am

    Thinking of you during this difficult time. A passage of life that puts everything else into perspective.

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      November 11, 2018 at 8:31 am

      It sure does, thanks Susan <3

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    November 11, 2018 at 7:04 am

    Sue, very touching note. Just express your feelings. A bientot

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      November 11, 2018 at 10:12 am

      Appreciate you so much Alexandra!

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    Victoria Saxon
    November 11, 2018 at 6:30 am

    Chin up, this too will pass. Treasure the time you have left together, and find strength through your family and friends. You’ve produced a lovely blog (I’ve been in media for 25+ years… so I should know!), and I’m sure your readers will both sympathise, and completely understand. One more thing… make sure you look after yourself, at a time when looking after others, becomes all encompassing. Take care, and much love from Australia!

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      November 11, 2018 at 6:31 am

      Thanks Victoria <3

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    November 11, 2018 at 6:30 am

    You are stronger than you know! Keeping my fingers crossed for a positive recovery for your dear FIL and a safe return for you and your family.

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    Victoria Schwalbe
    November 11, 2018 at 6:29 am

    Life has a way of throwing us a curve when we least expect it doesn’t it? Always look forward to reading your blogs and I use many of your recipes. Take care of your family….your loyal readers will wait for your return.
    Love and hugs

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    Janet Corrado
    November 11, 2018 at 6:15 am

    So very sorry to hear about your father in law. Prayers and love go with you.

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      November 11, 2018 at 10:18 am

      Thank you so much Janet.