Why do I hear you groaning already? Is it in anticipation of tomorrow’s mashed potatoes, stuffing, cheesy casseroles, and pie, pie, pie? Cut the heaviness of your Thanksgiving menu with a salad. Here are five favorites that can stand up to the rest of the menu:
Above: Farro With Pomegranate can be made without sausage (as a side dish) or with (to turn leftovers into a main dish).
Above: Crisp Cranberry and Fennel Relish has much more in common with salad than the typical cranberry sauce. Its ingredients are raw, for starters. Photograph by Laura Silverman for Gardenista.
Above: A lemony dressing turns an Arugula and Proscuitto Salad into a surprise. Photograph via White on Rice Couple.