42 Fresh and Vibrant Salads That Will Brighten Your Thanksgiving Table
Thanksgiving is a time for plates piled high with turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, pie, and much more. In short: it’s a day of feasting at its finest. But in the mix of all those ultra-comforting side dishes, I also like to include the option for something a little lighter — like a fresh and vibrant Thanksgiving salad — to balance out the heartier, heavier dishes.
These 42 colorful salads will show you it’s worth making room for a bright spot on the Thanksgiving table in the form of a refreshing salad — like an arugula, pear, and blue cheese salad; or a juicy citrus medley salad; or with a kale and apple salad with warm pancetta vinaigrette. For any with more delicate greens, remember to dress them right before serving to make sure everything stays crisp.