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Thanksgiving salad with apples and pears.

Thanksgiving Salad Recipe

  • Author: Megan
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


This Thanksgiving Salad looks impressive but is easy to make and doesn't require any cooking. It's full of simple, seasonal fall ingredients that even picky eaters will want on their plate.


  • 6 cups spring mix lettuce (or spinach, arugula)
  • 1 red apple, thinly sliced
  • 1 pear, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • ½ cup crumbled feta
  • ½ cup pomegranate seeds

Apple cider dressing:

  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Make the dressing: in a small bowl, stir or whisk together the dressing ingredients.
  2. Mix the salad: add all of the salad ingredients to a large bowl. Drizzle as much of the dressing as preferred on top and toss to mix.
  3. Serve: serve immediately.
  4. If you need to make this salad ahead of time: wait to add the apple, pear (because they will brown), and the dressing until just before serving.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Salad
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: thanksgiving, salad, apples, pears, fall, autumn, harvest, apple cider, dressing, green, leaf, arugula, holiday, big, large, cranberries, pecans