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This fresh and festive Christmas Salad is made with delicious winter fruits and has a gorgeous wreath-like appearance. It’s earthy, sweet, nutty, and tangy. |

Christmas Salad

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  • Author: Sam | Ahead of Thyme
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Diet: Vegetarian


This Christmas Salad is a fresh, fruity, and festive salad that is super easy to make. From its delicious winter flavors to its gorgeous wreath-like appearance — this side dish will definitely mark its presence on your holiday table. Made of 6 simple raw ingredients and ready in less than 10 minutes, you’ll probably be making this winter salad all season long!


  • 10 ounces spring mix salad greens
  • 2 persimmonspeeled and chopped into ½ inch pieces
  • 2/3 cup walnutschopped
  • 1 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1/2 cup feta cheesecrumbled
  • ½ cup honey mustard salad dressing*


  1. In a large serving dish, place a small round bowl in the center. Arrange the salad greens around the bowl. Add persimmons and walnuts over the greens. Sprinkle pomegranate seeds and feta cheese on top.
  2. Pour the honey mustard salad dressing into the small bowl in the center of the salad to make it look like a wreath.


*To make homemade honey mustard salad dressing: Simply combine and stir together: 2 tablespoons honey, 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar, 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice, ¼ teaspoon salt (or more to taste), and ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper. 

Make ahead instructions: To make ahead, assemble the salad and make the dressing but store them in separate airtight containers. The salad ingredients can last up to 5 days, and the dressing up to 2 weeks. When ready to serve, serve the dressing in the middle as a wreath or pour it on and toss to combine.

How to store: You can store leftover Christmas salad in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days, and more if the dressing is not yet drizzled over the salad. With dressing, the greens will start to wilt the longer they’re stores. I do not recommend freezing this salad because the greens will wilt and lose their texture and the fruits will become dry.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Assemble
  • Cuisine: American