3 Yummy Holiday Salad Recipes

3 Yummy Holiday Salad Recipes | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image Credit: bitzngiggles, theforkedspoon, & kat's cooking via Instagram


Haven’t decided on which salad to serve on the holidays yet? Well, you’re just in time because today’s recipe is definitely for you. Last year, I was in the same place as you are, pondering which foods to serve best and it doesn’t help that there are only a few days left. I was ecstatic when I found this recipe from one of my favorite YouTuber, Catherine’s Plates! But enough of me, I won’t take more of your time, read down below for the procedure.



7 Layer Salad

  • 1 pc Iceberg lettuce
  • 6-8 pcs Boiled eggs
  • 1 pc Cucumber
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup Cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup Frozen peas
  • 1 cup Cheddar cheese
  • 5 pcs Baked bacon
  • 1 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup (4 oz) Sour cream
  • 2 tbsp White sugar, granulated
  • 2 tbsp Milk

Cranberry Walnut Salad

  • 4-6 cups Spinach
  • 1/2 cup Walnut
  • 1/2 cup Raisin or dried cranberries
  • 4-5 strips Pre-cooked bacon
  • 1/2 Large red onion
  • Fresco or feta cheese
  • 3 tbsp Cooking oil
  • 1 tbsp Apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard

Grape Salad

  • 8 oz Cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup White sugar, granulated
  • 4 oz Sour cream
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup Pecan, chopped


7 layer salad

Chop large lettuce into bite-size and place it at the bottom of a clear large bowl. Add sliced eggs around the outside edge for a design then put any excess eggs onto the center. On top of it, layer with cucumber, peeled and cut into a half-moon shape. Season with salt and pepper before adding the cherry tomatoes (cut in half), place it between the eggs. Sprinkle peas and shredded cheese on the side and lightly on the center. For the dressing, prepare a mixing bowl then put mayo, sour cream, sugar, and milk. Using a whisk, mix until well combined. Pour in the middle of the salad bowl and smooth out evenly. Top with baked bacon then lightly sprinkle with peas and cheese.

7 layer salad recipe for thanksgiving
Image Credit: YouTube Catherine’s Plates

Cranberry Walnut Salad

In a large bowl, place the spinach at the bottom and sprinkle the chopped walnuts. Add raisins, chopped bacon, and sliced onion strips. Lightly crumble the cheese and sprinkle it on top. For the dressing, mix cooking oil, apple cider vinegar, honey, and dijon mustard. Then, drizzle it on top of the salad.


Grape Salad

Put cream cheese and 1/2 cup sugar in a mixing bowl and beat with a hand mixer until the texture becomes nice and creamy. Add sour cream and vanilla extract then mix again until well incorporated. Pour the cream cheese mixture onto the grapes and fold it in. Sprinkle chopped pecans and 1/2 cup of sugar. Stir until well combined. Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with chopped pecans.

Cranberry walnut and Grape salad recipe
Image Credit: YouTube Catherine’s Plates


*Images grabbed from Catherine’s Plates on YouTube. Also thanks to bitzngiggles, theforkedspoon, and katscooking on Instagram for their drool-worthy salad images. Visit them to see their version of these recipes.

3 Yummy Holiday Salad Recipes

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