This Christmas green salad is super simple to make, filled with seasonal greens and a pop of red with tomatoes and pomegranate seeds.
Green Christmas salad
Not only will this salad look the part on your Christmas table, it also tastes delicious! Made using seasonal, fresh vegetables, it is the perfect side dish for your Christmas meal.
I’ve used baby spinach for this version, but you could easily substitute that for other leafy greens including mesclun, rocket or lettuce. If you can’t find bocconcini at your local supermarket, other soft cheeses such as brie or feta would work too. When you’ve got a busy day of ham glazing (or present opening!) ahead, you’ll be thrilled you chose this easy-to-assemble salad.
Ingredients for Green Christmas salad
HOW TO MAKE CHRISTMAS GREEN SALAD:
First, lay your baby spinach out in your dish (this salad looks great in a wide bowl or long platter). Chop cherry tomatoes in half and arrange on top of the spinach. Repeat with the bocconcini. Toast the slivered almonds in a pan until they start to get golden – be careful not to burn! Once cooled, lay these on top of the salad with the pomegranate seeds. Finally, drizzle the whole salad with a generous serving of balsamic glaze and avocado oil.
: For the Salad:
- Mixed salad greens 🥗
- Cherry tomatoes, halved 🍅
- Red onion, thinly sliced 🧅
- Candied pecans or walnuts 🌰
- Crumbled feta cheese 🧀
For the Dressing:
- 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar 🍇
- 2 tbsp olive oil 🌿
- 1 tbsp honey 🍯
- Salt and pepper to taste 🧂🌶️
Instructions 📋 :
In a large salad bowl, combine mixed salad greens, cherry tomatoes, thinly sliced red onion, candied pecans or walnuts, and crumbled feta cheese.
In a separate small bowl, whisk together balsamic vinegar, olive oil, honey, salt, and pepper until well blended.
Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss to coat.
Serve the Christmas Salad and enjoy the festive colors!
Enjoyment Tips 😋 :
This Christmas Salad is a vibrant and refreshing addition to your holiday table.
Customize with your favorite salad toppings like cranberries or pomegranate seeds. 🍒🥗
Share the festive flavors with friends and family. ❤️💚
Capture the holiday spirit and your colorful salad on social media! 📷🌟