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Holiday Side Salad

 My favorite part of the upcoming holiday meals is all the side dishes, so welcome to side dish heaven! This week I and a few other bloggers will be sharing side dishes that will have you swooning! I am pleased to share this Holiday Side Salad with you.  

This salad is so good for you!  Dark green leafy greens, dried cranberries, two kinds of cheese, and seeds galore, it is packed full of nutrients that will please even the most stringent of your guests.  Leave the cheese off for a great vegan salad.

I never dress this salad until the last minute.  Sometimes I just put the dressing on the side, so that it is the most crispy of all.  The sweet onion dressing is the perfect complement to this salad, too.  If you don't wish to make the dressing, there are a lot of good prepared sweet onion dressings available at your supermarket.

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Author: Terri Steffes
Holiday Side Salad

Holiday Side Salad

A pretty and beautiful salad perfect for a holiday side dish
Prep time: 15 MinTotal time: 15 Min


For the Salad
  • 2 c chopped green cabbage
  • 1 c chopped kale
  • 1 c red cabbage
  • 1 c green leaf lettuce
  • 1/2 c slivered carrots
  • 1/2 c shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 c edamame seeds
  • 1/4 c sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 c dried cranberries
  • 4 oz chopped 
For the Sweet Onion Vinaigrette
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • Dash pepper


For the salad
  1. Toss all ingredients together in a large salad bowl.
  2. Top with vinaigrette right before serving.
For the Vinaigrette
  1. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the first eight ingredients; shake well. Refrigerate until serving.



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  1. Loving that sweet onion vinaigrette. Perfect Fall salad.

    1. Thanks, Wendy. It was fun putting this together.

  2. I want this salad for lunch every single day! Love every single thing about it, and my guests will too.

  3. That sure sounds nutritious. That dressing is so intriguing too!

  4. I love the flavors in this salad! Can't wait to make it

  5. With so many rich dishes to serve during the holiday season, I always like to add healthy options. We'll enjoy this salad all year long.

  6. All those veggies and seeds and cranberries sound amazing in a salad!

  7. I love everything about this salad! Especially the edamame and cranberries. Perfect for the holidays!

  8. Such a bright and colorful salad! Perfect for the holidays.

  9. A good salad is a staple on my holiday table! I love this one!

  10. That's a great looking salad. Perfect for a holiday table.

  11. what flavor or vinegar, there are so many these days. thank you


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