Slideshow: Thanksgiving Sides: 16 Salad Recipes

Roasted Pear Salad with Endive, Pomegranate, Blue Cheese, and Hazelnut Vinaigrette
Roasted Pear Salad with Endive, Pomegranate, Blue Cheese, and Hazelnut Vinaigrette
Bring this bad boy out to the Thanksgiving table and just dare your guests to skip it for more stuffing. Get the recipe »

[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Kale, Apple and Pancetta Salad
Kale, Apple and Pancetta Salad
With slightly bitter kale and radicchio, crispy-salty pancetta, tart apples and sweet maple syrup, this hearty winter salad hits all the right taste buttons. Get the recipe »

[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]]

Winter Greens with Roasted Pears and Pecorino
Winter Greens with Roasted Pears and Pecorino
Once dressed, the acid from the Champagne vinaigrette immediately begins to break down the greens ever so slightly, taking away some their chewiness but none of that great bitter flavor that pairs so well with the pears and pecorino. Get the recipe »

[Photograph: Ray Kachatorian]

Spinach Salad with Beets and Walnuts
Spinach Salad with Beets and Walnuts
Sweet roasted beets, crunchy walnuts, and bright baby spinach make a simple but well balanced salad. Get the recipe »

[Photograph: Carrie Vasios]

Jean-Georges Vongerichten's Kale Salad with Parmesan and Lemon
Jean-Georges Vongerichten's Kale Salad with Parmesan and Lemon
A handful of fresh mint mixed into the salad adds a fresh, bright flavor, and toasted mini-croutons contribute a bit of crunch and richness. Get the recipe »

[Photograph: Maggie Hoffman]

Grated Carrot and Mint Salad with Honey Lemon Vinaigrette
Grated Carrot and Mint Salad with Honey Lemon Vinaigrette
Let it sit a few hours before serving if possible so the carrots have a chance to marinate in the dressing. Get the recipe »

[Photograph: Jennifer Segal]

Chili Roasted Pepper Salad
Chili Roasted Pepper Salad
A variety of peppers, zucchini, and onions are rubbed with a mix of chipotle and ancho chili powders then roasted and tossed with vinegar and Cotija cheese. Get the recipe »

[Photograph: Carrie Vasios]

Beet and Citrus Salad with Pinenut Vinaigrette
Beet and Citrus Salad with Pinenut Vinaigrette

Beets and citrus are a classic combination. This salad combines grapefruit, orange, roasted beets, and bit of arugula for some peppery kick. Nuts, in this case pine, go great with beets, and a vinaigrette made with sherry vinegar, shallots, walnut oil, and a touch of agave nectar sweetens the whole thing.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

White Bean and Mint Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
White Bean and Mint Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
Amazing how a homemade vinaigrette and fresh herbs can breathe life into canned cannellini beans. Feel free to make this salad ahead of time; it gets better and better the longer it sits. Get the recipe »

[Photograph: Jennifer Segal]

Arugula, Apple and Pomegranate Salad with Cider-Honey Vinaigrette
Arugula, Apple and Pomegranate Salad with Cider-Honey Vinaigrette
It's perfect for autumn, and as pretty as it is delicious! Get the recipe »

[Photograph: Jennifer Segal]

Wild Rice Salad with Cranberries and Pecans
Wild Rice Salad with Cranberries and Pecans
This hearty autumn salad combines nutty wild rice, dried cranberries, and toasted pecans in a slightly sweet orange-scented vinaigrette. Get the recipe »

[Photograph: Jennifer Segal]

Warm Quinoa Pilaf Salad with Shiitake Mushrooms, Carrots & Pecans
Warm Quinoa Pilaf Salad with Shiitake Mushrooms, Carrots & Pecans
This earthy-tasting warm quinoa salad with shiitake mushrooms and crunchy pecans is hearty and wholesome. Get the recipe »

[Photograph: Jennifer Segal]