Christmas Day Salad

8 servings
15 min

My family and I celebrated Christmas a couple weeks ago and I made this salad. It was a huge hit! It tastes like Christmas and looks like Christmas with the mix of the red and green. I homemade the dressing but you can use store-bought if you would like. I recommend something with balsamic and honey to bring out the flavors of the salad. This salad served 8 people still with leftovers so if you are serving less you can halve the recipe and if you are serving more people you can double the recipe.

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Recipe details
  • 8  servings
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 0 Minutes Total time: 15 min
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Christmas Day Salad
  • 3 cups mixed greens (kale, swiss chard, etc. -- your preference)
  • 3/4 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • 1/4 cup candied pecans
  • 2 pears, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
Balsamic Maple Dressing
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
Christmas Day Salad
In a large serving salad bowl, mix greens for the base of the bowl
Mix in dried pomegranate seeds, goat cheese, and pecans leaving a couple for a garnish
Place sliced pear on top of the salad and sprinkle on top remaining pomegranate seeds, goat cheese, and pecans
Balsamic Maple Dressing
In a glass measuring cup, mix all ingredients together
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp lemon juice
  • If you don't have or don't like pears you can use apples
  • You can use a store-bought dressing if you prefer or can alter the homemade dressing to fit your preference