ISSUE 47  |  Last-Minute Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Recipes: 5 Salads to Serve on the Side

November 26, 2014 7:30 PM

BY Michelle Slatalla

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: A Winter Kale Salad has tangy citrus and the crunch of cabbage to cut the heaviness of a traditional Thanksgiving menu. Photograph via Babes in Boyland.

Above: A Raw Kale Salad with Apples and Almonds has enough crunchy bits to steal some of the attention away from the mashed potatoes. Photograph by Erin Boyle.

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.