A Christmas salad can be a delightful addition to your holiday meal

Certainly! A Christmas salad can be a delightful addition to your holiday meal, bringing festive colors and flavors to the table. Here’s a simple and delicious Christmas salad recipe for you:

Christmas Salad with Pomegranate and Goat Cheese


  • 6 cups mixed salad greens (e.g., spinach, arugula, and/or mixed baby greens)
  • 1 cup pomegranate arils
  • 1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • 1/2 cup candied pecans or walnuts
  • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 large apple, thinly sliced
  • Balsamic vinaigrette dressing

For the Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing:

  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Prepare the Dressing:
    • In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
  2. Assemble the Salad:
    • In a large salad bowl, combine the mixed salad greens.
  3. Add Toppings:
    • Sprinkle the pomegranate arils, crumbled goat cheese, candied pecans or walnuts, thinly sliced red onion, and apple slices over the salad greens.
  4. Dress the Salad:
    • Drizzle the balsamic vinaigrette dressing over the salad. Start with a small amount and add more according to your taste preference.
  5. Toss and Serve:
    • Gently toss the salad to coat the ingredients with the dressing evenly.
  6. Serve Immediately:
    • Serve the Christmas salad immediately to maintain the freshness and crispness of the ingredients.

This salad not only looks festive with its vibrant colors but also offers a delightful combination of sweet and savory flavors. Feel free to customize the recipe based on your preferences by adding or substituting ingredients. Enjoy your Christmas salad!

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