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Christmas Tree Salad + Cranberry Vinaigrette Dressing - Holiday Party Entertaining

Festive easy Christmas Tree Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette will be the talk of your holiday or Christmas party!
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Holiday, Salads & Dressing
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas salad recipe, holiday salad recipe
Servings: 8
Calories: 248kcal
Author: Lisa Hatfield

Ingredients

Christmas Tree Salad:

  • 8 cups of fresh spinach leaves
  • 1 red bell pepper cut in thin long strips
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1/2 cup pistachios
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese
  • 2-3 slices of apple cut into star shapes using cookie cutters

Cranberry Vinaigrette (or dressing of choice)

  • 4 tablespoons cranberry juice
  • 3 tablespoons cranberry sauce optional
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 orange zest & juiced
  • 4 tablespoons Grey Poupon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher sea salt

Instructions

Make the Salad:

  • Wrap cutting board or square board in wrapping paper of your choice, or simply serve from a platter. Tie festive bow & tuck tongs under bow.
  • Place spinach (or chopped lettuce of your choice) in the shape of a Christmas tree.
  • Add "garland" of red bell pepper. Cut into thin long strips.
  • Add "ornaments" of pomegranate seeds and pistachios.
  • Add "snow" of feta cheese.
  • Add "tree topper and stars" of apples using different star-shaped cookie cutters.
  • Drizzle with Cranberry Vinaigrette or dressing of your choice.

Make the Vinaigrette:

  • Add all vinaigrette ingredients to mason jar, put the lid on and shake until combined!

Notes

Cranberry sauce adds great color to the dressing! Other Salad Topping ideas: pecans, dried cranberries, red tomatoes, red grapes, sliced almonds, or walnuts.

Nutrition

Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 383mg | Potassium: 399mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 3400IU | Vitamin C: 40.1mg | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 1.6mg