Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Thanksgiving Harvest Salad Idea

Posted by 5 years ago 12 Comments

My experimental salad was a hit! I had some fresh greens from the farm and decided to get creative on Thanksgiving. I figured the worse thing that could happen was a full of bowl of salad at the end of the meal.

To my surprise there was an almost empty bowl! I just polished off the rest for dinner tonight. There’s just something about the combination of Thanksgiving Harvest Salad Idea sweet craisins, fresh greens, crunchy pecans and smoky gouda. I dressed it all with a bit of store bought sweet maple fig dressing, I didn’t measuring anything but I thought I’d still share the idea to hopefully spark some of your own.

Here’s my ingredient list…

  • Fresh spinach
  • Arugula
  • Red lettuce
  • Handful of pecans (or walnuts)
  • Handful of dried cranberries
  • Handful of cubed smoked gouda cheese
  • A sweet dressing like maple fig or raspberry vinaigrette dressing, just a bit.

Throw everything in a bowl and toss!

Oh! and just a note: The winner of the Tasteful Selections was Barabara (comment 51). :)

See other recipes using: arugula, baby spinach, cheese, dried cranberries, gouda, lettuce, spinach

Leave a comment

I’d love to hear your story or thoughts on mine.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


There are 12 comments so far. Join in on the conversation.

    Arlene @ Adventures in Weight Loss

    November 26, 2010

    Looks delicious. Why is it everyone's salads look fantastic, yet I can never seem to make myself eat one? :P Reply


    November 26, 2010

    Add some turkey and make it a meal :) Looks so good! Reply


    November 27, 2010

    That looks amazing! I could go for a bowl of that right now. Reply


    November 27, 2010

    wow number 51 was me. I never won anything thanks so what did I win Ha Ha Reply

    Jo Mauceri

    December 2, 2010

    That salad looks amazing!!! Reply


    April 21, 2011

    What brand of maple fig salad dressing did you use? Thanks so much-the recipe looks delicious! Sherry Reply


    April 21, 2011

    Sherry, I'm so sorry, I have NO idea and I don't have the bottle. :( -Roni Reply


    April 21, 2011

    Roni-that's okay! I appreciate you taking the time to answer. I had looked around online to try and find it, but I could only find a brand that said that type was discontinued (Vermont something?) Take care, Sherry Reply


    April 21, 2011

    ohhh that may be it!! Reply


    April 25, 2011

    Hi Roni, I used Trader Joe's raspberry walnut gorgonzola dressing on the salad, and it was really good! They sell it in the refrigerated section. Take care, Sherry Reply

    Maggie @ Mama Maggie's Kitchen

    January 21, 2014

    I never know what to do with smoked gouda. I have to pin this. Love all these fall flavors. Reply


    November 27, 2015

    Great recipe idea. I made this for Thanksgiving dinner, and served with a homemade maple walnut vinaigrette. So yummy! I linked to your recipe in my thanksgiving roundup. Reply