Slideshow SLIDESHOW: 17 Salads for Your Thanksgiving Table

Thanksgiving isn't exactly the healthiest holiday of the year. But salads are more than just a way to balance those mountains of buttery mashed potatoes and slices of sugary pie; they're also a secret weapon. Amidst mains and sides that demand valuable oven or stovetop space and hours of preparation, salads are often quick, no-cook, and easy to make ahead. Here are 17 seasonal variations to get you started!

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Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Chutney Vinaigrette [Photograph: Jennifer Segal]

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