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Thankgiving salad with mixed greens, apples, blue cheese and pecans.

Thanksgiving Salad

This Thanksgiving salad is a blend of mixed greens, fresh apples, pomegranate seeds, blue cheese and candied pecans, all tossed in a homemade vinaigrette. An easy and festive salad that makes any holiday meal special!
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 16 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 280kcal
Author Sara Welch


For the salad

  • 7 cups mixed spring greens
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced apples I prefer Pink Lady or Honeycrisp
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1/2 cup high quality blue cheese crumbled
  • 1/2 cup candied pecans coarsely chopped

For the dressing

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon shallot minced
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Place the mixed greens, apples, pomegranate seeds, blue cheese and candied pecans in a large bowl.
  • Place all the dressing ingredients in a small bowl, whisk until combined and dressing has emulsified.
  • Drizzle the dressing over the salad mixture to taste, then gently toss to coat. You may have dressing left over. Serve immediately.



Calories: 280kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 193mg | Potassium: 117mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 133IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 1mg