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!
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!
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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.
Barely Blanched Broccoli Salad with Feta and Fried Almonds is so, so good. DO NOT skip the fried almonds; they make this salad!
I love this Low-Carb Brussels Sprouts Salad with Bacon, Almonds, and Parmesan so much I would eat it any time of year!
If you like spinach salad, you’re going to love this Spinach Salad with Bacon and Feta!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.