Holidays Recipes

It’s time to celebrate! Get inspired to go above-and-beyond this year with our easy party ideas and holiday recipes that take you from appetizers to dessert.

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Minestrone-Style Shrimp Salad

This shrimp salad is the perfect dish to serve as a small dinner for two. It's very light and refreshing. —Roxanne Chan, Albany, California

Italian Bread Salad with Olives

This quick and flavorful bread salad always gets rave reviews from my friends and family. This panzanella-style dish is a...


Toasted Pecan Vinaigrette

—Sarah Farmer, Taste of Home Executive Culinary Director


Great Grain Salad

I can't think of a better dish to round out a meal. My grain salad features all my favorite nuts,...


Cranberry Vinegar

For a delicious vinegar for salad dressings and marinades, try this vinegar with cranberries. It would make a wonderful side...

Tangerine Tossed Salad

My mother taught me how to cook when I was a young girl. The sweet tangerines and crunchy caramelized almonds...


Pecan Vinaigrette

Its slight nutty flavor and lip-puckering tartness make this my go-to dressing for salads and steamed vegetables. And if you...

Mixed Greens with Lemon Champagne Vinaigrette

Simple and delicious, this champagne vinaigrette recipe pairs perfectly with mixed greens or a salad of your choice. —Ray Uyeda,...


Christmas Vegetable Salad

My sister gave me this recipe at a family gathering one year, and I've been making her colorful, crisp salad...


Contest-Winning Holiday Tossed Salad

With its red and green ingredients, this salad is perfect for Christmas meals. Local cranberries and blue cheese make a...


Easy Italian Spinach Salad

A simple homemade dressing makes this salad a flavorful option for any meal, but it’s ideal with lasagna, spaghetti, manicotti...

Merry Berry Salad

Dried cranberries, crunchy apple chunks and toasted almonds dress up this crisp green salad. It's drizzled with a sweet-tart dressing...


Italian Vinaigrette

What are all those specks and spices in your Italian dressing? You probably have them in your pantry. Create your...


Christmas Fruit Salad

It was at the very first Thanksgiving I spent with my husband's family that I tasted this for the first...


Citrus Avocado Salad

This recipe nicely showcases grapefruit and oranges, which are at their peak around the holidays. Citrus fruits pair well with...


Apple, Blue Cheese & Bibb Salad

Red or Golden Delicious apples add a burst of fall flavor to this simple salad. Blue cheese and toasted walnuts...

Almond Strawberry Salad

It's easy to love this pretty salad topped with strawberries and sliced almonds. With just a few ingredients, it's loaded...


Portobello Gnocchi Salad

Pan sauteing the gnocchi eliminates the need to boil them, while creating a wonderful tasty crispy coating on them. The...


Avocado Citrus Toss

"The light dressing doesn't mask the goodness of sweet citrus sections, crisp lettuce, crunchy almonds and mellow avocados," reports field...


Holiday Rice Salad

It's nice to prepare a cold salad like this when entertaining because it can be made ahead and doesn't take...


Apple Cranberry Cashew Salad

When you want to serve a salad with some pizzazz and is sure to please, try this one. It has...


Apple Walnut Slaw

A co-worker shared this slaw recipe with me. Now it's a favorite at my house, too. Apples, walnuts and raisins...


Spinach Salad with Raspberries & Candied Walnuts

I created a bright spinach salad with raspberries for a big family dinner. Even those who don't normally like spinach...


Tossed Italian Garden Salad

A fresh garden salad with homemade Italian-style dressing is the perfect accompaniment to my special lasagna. Nicely seasoned with garlic,...

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Wine Dressing for Fruit

A simple bowl of fruit drizzled with this delightful wine dressing from Donna Warner in Tavares, Florida could easily double...


Cranberry-Pecan Wheat Berry Salad

I love to experiment with different grains and wanted to give wheat berries a try. My whole family goes nuts...


Taste-of-Fall Salad

My parents stayed with me at a friend's beautiful ranch for the holidays and I made them this great salad....


Roasted Butternut Squash & Rice Salad

We have end-of-season picnics for my son's flag football team. This makes enough to serve plenty of hungry boys and...


Quick Honey-Mustard Salad Dressing

This zippy recipe is one a friend shared years ago. I like to give the dressing to others in jelly...


Easy Orange and Red Onion Salad

Here's an unusual salad that’s easy to prepare when holiday obligations have you short on time. The combination of red...