Salads have taken over holiday tables and the options are so numerous and flavorful that it's hard just to pick a few that best complement your mains. We suggest a few autumn-inspired dishes filled with fall flavors, crunchy nuts, and seasonal fruits, and two fruit-based creations to offset the saltiness and richness of other holiday dishes:
This apple, blue cheese, and fig salad is an autumn celebration and easy to put together. Toss apples, cheese, figs, pine nuts, and greens in a balsamic-mustard sweet dressing. This is another inviting colorful autumn salad of dried fruits, bacon, and goat cheese tossed with baby spinach and romaine with a balsamic and shallot dressing. Make this frozen pineapple-cranberry salad the day before in 15 minutes and then freeze overnight. Pineapple, cranberry, and sour cream make a fruity treat that can go on the plate with the main dishes or as a refreshing dessert. For another fruity concoction make this vanilla citrus salad to pair with your meats.
1 head romaine lettuce, chopped
1/2 142g pkg. of arugula, about 2 1/2 cups
2 cups shredded brussels sprouts
1 Granny Smith apple, diced
1 pomegranate, seeds only