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Well friends, the holiday season is upon us. And if you’re in the process of planning your Thanksgiving dinner menu, don’t forget to make some room for a fresh and colorful Thanksgiving Salad! Yes, I’m sure you’ll have lots of traditional sides like mashed potatoes, mac & cheese, and green bean casserole. But it never hurts to balance things out a bit with a simple, flavorful, salad for Thanksgiving. From easy broccoli salads, roasted vegetable salads, and delicious autumn salads with apples, we’ve got several Thanksgiving salads that we’re sure your guests will love!

Collage of six Thanksgiving Salads with title text in the center.Collage of six Thanksgiving Salads with title text in the center.

Butternut Squash Salad

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This colorful butternut squash salad features roasted butternut squash, tender greens, flavorful toppings, and a maple Dijon vinaigrette.

5 from 2 votes

$6.43 recipe / $1.61 serving
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This delicious Butternut Squash Salad is the perfect salad to add to your Thanksgiving table! It features roasted butternut squash, a simple mix of toppings and a homemade maple Dijon vinaigrette dressing. It’s colorful, easy to make, and the perfect mix of sweet, savory, nutty, and creamy flavors!

Honey Mustard Broccoli Salad

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This crunchy, sweet, tangy, and creamy Honey Mustard Broccoli Salad only takes minutes to makes the perfect summer side dish.

5 from 40 votes

$4.10 recipe / $0.82 serving
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Broccoli Salads are always a great, fresh, side dish to add to Thanksgiving dinners. This Honey Mustard Broccoli Salad only takes minutes to make, is packed with flavor, and it holds up well in the refrigerator!

Autumn Kale and Sweet Potato Salad

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This fresh and crisp Autumn Kale and Sweet Potato Salad is chock full of fresh produce, but still has all those cozy fall flavors!

4.96 from 23 votes

$6.67 recipe / $1.67 serving
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Take advantage of lots of fall flavors with this Autumn Kale and Sweet Potato Salad! It has incredible flavor and texture combinations including fresh apple and kale, roasted sweet potatoes, and a maple tahini dressing. So good!

Roasted Carrot and Feta Salad

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A simple an inexpensive side dish, this Roasted Carrot and Feta Salad combines sweet roasted carrots with salty feta and fresh parsley for a simple salad.

4.65 from 14 votes

$2.49 recipe / $0.41 serving
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Turn those roasted carrots into a salad this Thanksgiving with this Roasted Carrot and Feta Salad. A really simple side dish that only requires six ingredients and the oven does most of the work!

Roasted Brussels Sprouts Salad

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This cozy Roasted Brussels Sprouts Salad features roasted vegetables, toasted pecans, creamy goat cheese, and a tangy maple Dijon dressing.

5 from 9 votes

$7.20 recipe / $1.44 serving
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This gorgeous Roasted Brussels Sprouts Salad will steal the show at your family gathering this year! It’s a beautiful combination of roasted Brussels Sprouts, sweet potatoes, pecans, goat cheese, and a tangy-sweet maple Dijon dressing!

Autumn Kale and Apple Salad

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All the flavors of fall come together in this Autumn Kale and Apple Salad, with candied walnuts and a homemade balsamic vinaigrette.

5 from 12 votes

$5.09 recipe / $1.27 serving
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Prepare to be blown away with this insanely delicious Autumn Kale and Apple Salad! It’s made with lots of kale, candied walnuts, and a simple balsamic vinaigrette dressing that everyone will love!

Apple Dijon Kale Salad

This Apple Dijon Kale Salad is tangy, sweet, and crunchy with Granny Smith apples, walnuts, raisins, and a homemade Dijon vinaigrette. BudgetBytes.comThis Apple Dijon Kale Salad is tangy, sweet, and crunchy with Granny Smith apples, walnuts, raisins, and a homemade Dijon vinaigrette. BudgetBytes.com

This Apple Dijon Kale Salad is tangy, sweet, and crunchy with Granny Smith apples, walnuts, raisins, and a homemade Dijon vinaigrette.

4.90 from 37 votes

$5.53 recipe / $1.38 serving
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Adding to the list of flavorful apple salads is our crunchy, Apple Dijon Kale Salad. This crisp salad includes fresh apples, walnuts, raisins, and kale.

Wilted Spinach Salad

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Wilted spinach salad with bacon, white beans, and a tangy Dijon vinaigrette is a quick, easy, and light summer meal.

5 from 2 votes

$6.33 recipe / $1.58 serving
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This quick 20-minute Wilted Spinach Salad is made with bacon, cannellini beans, and a warm vinaigrette that helps slightly wilt the spinach. It’s perfect as a side dish for your Thanksgiving meal.

Warm Brussels Sprouts and Pear Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette

This Warm Brussels Sprouts and Pear Salad combines winter flavors in a warm and filling side dish, all in about 15 minutes. 

4.75 from 35 votes

$4.61 recipe / $1.15 serving
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If you’re looking to save some time this holiday season, look no further. This Autumn-inspired Warm Brussels Sprouts and Pear Salad is simple, light, and only takes 15 minutes to make!

Classic Southern Style Potato Salad

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This classic Southern Style Potato Salad uses both mustard and mayonnaise for a super flavorful dressing that is rich, tangy, and creamy.

4.91 from 11 votes

$5.56 recipe / $0.70 serving
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Classic Southern Style Potato Salad is another popular side salad during the holidays and at family gatherings. This potato salad recipe is creamy, tangy, and has just the right amount of crunch.

Classic Three Bean Salad

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Simple ingredients come together in this Classic Three Bean Salad to make a simple summer side dish, perfect for BBQs and potlucks!

4.70 from 13 votes

$2.79 recipe / $0.56 serving
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One of our favorite simple salad recipes is this Classic Three Bean Salad! It has minimal ingredients, a tangy-sweet dressing, and it’s the perfect side dish for any holiday meal.

Macaroni Salad

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Macaroni Salad is an easy and inexpensive classic for potlucks, summer BBQs, or an easy side dish for dinner.

5 from 6 votes

$4.89 recipe / $0.61 serving
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Macaroni Salad is a classic potluck salad recipe! It’s creamy, budget-friendly, and absolutely delicious!

Jello Salad

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Jello salad is a sweet, creamy, popular dessert that’s easy to make and always a crowd favorite for potlucks, picnics, and holidays!

5 from 2 votes

$7.87 recipe / $1.12 serving
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Trust me, after a big heavy meal your family will appreciate this light and airy Jello Salad. But don’t let the name fool you, this Jello Salad recipe is actually a classic dessert that’s popular during this time of year. It’s simple, sweet, and definitely a crowd favorite. 😉

Sweet Crunch Winter Salad

When fresh vegetables are in short supply, make this Sweet Crunch Winter Salad packed full of winter vegetables and a homemade Maple Tahini Dressing. BudgetBytes.comWhen fresh vegetables are in short supply, make this Sweet Crunch Winter Salad packed full of winter vegetables and a homemade Maple Tahini Dressing. BudgetBytes.com

When fresh vegetables are in short supply, make this Sweet Crunch Winter Salad packed full of winter vegetables and a homemade Maple Tahini Dressing. 

4.83 from 29 votes

$4.58 recipe / $1.15 serving
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Introducing this light, fresh, and colorful Sweet Crunch Winter Salad! It makes a great side salad for those holiday meal tables.