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Ten Low-Carb Winter Salads for Holiday Dinners

Any of my Ten Low-Carb Winter Salads for Holiday Dinners would be perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner, but enjoy these tasty salads all winter long! And check out Thanksgiving Recipes for more ideas for the big day!

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Ten Low-Carb Winter Salads for Holiday Dinners found on KalynsKitchen.com

The annual food lover’s countdown to Thanksgiving has officially begun!  I know some people would be happy with just turkey, stuffing, rolls, green bean casserole, and pumpkin pie every year for Thanksgiving dinner, but those people are probably not reading food blogs. For those of you who like to try new Thanksgiving Recipes every year, I’ve been sharing Thanksgiving suggestions on Facebook (are you following me there?)

For a holiday meal I will definitely indulge a bit, but I always try to offer some delicious carb-conscious options. And I think every Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner needs a special salad that’s just a little bit unusual, so here are Ten Low-Carb Winter Salads for Holiday Dinners. All these are favorite salads that I’ve made many times, and each one is a bit more special than the usual salads you make for a week-night dinner!

Ten Low-Carb Winter Salads for Holiday Dinners found on KalynsKitchen.com

Just click the recipe title under any photo to see the complete recipe, and enjoy!


Ten Low-Carb Winter Salads for Holiday Dinners found on KalynsKitchen.com

This Thanksgiving Spinach Salad with Dried Cranberries, Almonds, and Goat Cheese is really a wow. The dried cranberries do have some carbs, so go easy on those or omit them completely for the lowest-carb version.

Ten Low-Carb Winter Salads for Holiday Dinners found on KalynsKitchen.com

Barely Blanched Broccoli Salad with Feta and Fried Almonds is so, so good. DO NOT skip the fried almonds; they make this salad!

Ten Low-Carb Winter Salads for Holiday Dinners found on KalynsKitchen.com

I love this Low-Carb Brussels Sprouts Salad with Bacon, Almonds, and Parmesan so much I would eat it any time of year!

 

Ten Low-Carb Winter Salads for Holiday Dinners found on KalynsKitchen.com

If you like spinach salad, you’re going to love this Spinach Salad with Bacon and Feta!

Ten Low-Carb Winter Salads for Holiday Dinners found on KalynsKitchen.com

This Peperoncini Chopped Salad with Romaine, Peppers, and Feta is a favorite of many people in my extended family, and it’s always a hit no matter when I serve it!

Ten Low-Carb Winter Salads for Holiday Dinners found on KalynsKitchen.com

Sweet and Sour Broccoli Salad is another one that’s always a hit when I bring it to a party. Skip the option bit of brown sugar and use all sweetener for the lowest-carb version of this salad.

Ten Low-Carb Winter Salads for Holiday Dinners found on KalynsKitchen.com

If you’re not a fan of kale, just use all romaine lettuce in this Low-Carb Caesar Salad with Kale, Romaine, and Shaved Parmesan!

Ten Low-Carb Winter Salads for Holiday Dinners found on KalynsKitchen.com

Not everyone would welcome arugula on the holiday table. But arugula fans like me will devour Kalyn’s Favorite Baby Arugula Salad with Lemon, Balsamic, Parmesan, and Pine Nuts. I would never get tired of this salad!

Ten Low-Carb Winter Salads for Holiday Dinners found on KalynsKitchen.com

Another option for arugula fans is this gorgeous Arugula Salad with Feta and Fresh Tomato Balsamic Vinaigrette. You can go easy on the dressing for even less carbs if you prefer.

Ten Low-Carb Winter Salads for Holiday Dinners found on KalynsKitchen.com

And finally, even though it’s probably a main-dish salad I couldn’t skip the delightfully red-and-green Low-Carb Rotisserie Chicken Christmas Salad with Avocado, Pepper, Feta, and Lime. This is always a hit!

What’s your family’s favorite salad to serve for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner? I’d love to hear about it in the comments.

Ten Low-Carb Winter Salads for Holiday Dinners found on KalynsKitchen.com

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9 comments on “Ten Low-Carb Winter Salads for Holiday Dinners”

  1. I am all about adding new dishes into the mix! All of these salads look scrumptious!

  2. These all look fabulous, Kalyn. I have to say that the last one with the broccoli and fried almonds is getting most of my attention this morning! 😉 I think it's really important to include a terrific salad and really tasty fresh veggies in general for the Thanksgiving meal because they so often get overlooked for all that other stuff served at Thanksgiving. I make the "great salad" on my blog, but it keeps getting healthier every year. 🙂 We hardly put any dressing on it now and very few dried cranberries either. Thanks for this roundup!

    Shirley

  3. Joanne, that's just how I am, but I do have a few people in my family who only want the old faves. Sigh.

    Shirley, will have to check out your great salad!

  4. My family holiday dinners used to be overwhelmingly brown, until I started adding several salads with each meal. Now the whole dinner looks more exciting, even though some people skip the salads altogether!

  5. Lydia, you know I am ALL about the salads! I'd never skip them.

  6. I’ve never tried this before but maybe this holiday season would be the first time. Love me some healthy salads. Thanks for the recipe!

  7. Funny, we eat salads all the time but not on special days unless it’s with leftovers!
    I’ve tried but they are never touched. I guess the cranberry sauce, deviled eggs and
    smaller serving sizes of such dishes leave more room for the classics! These winter
    salads look delicious and will be tried between Thanksgiving and Christmas!

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