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thanksgiving salad recipe with cranberries

Thanksgiving Salad with Cranberries

This recipe with Cranberries also includes roasted yams, garbanzo beans, pears, red cabbage, and much more. This salad is easy to throw together and it's colorful, healthy, and hearty. It's a Harvest Salad that will delight your family and friends.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword harvest salad, Healthy Recipe, Salad, Vegetables
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 55 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 504kcal
Author Janine Waite


  • 1 large yam peel and dice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • 15 ounces baby kale packaged
  • ½ head red cabbage thinly shredded
  • 16 ounces Brussel sprouts thinly shredded
  • 2 carrots large
  • 1 cup dried cranberries chopped
  • ½ cup peanuts chopped
  • 1 Bosc pear diced
  • 5 ounces roasted chickpeas


Roasting Yams

  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • Take prepared diced yams and place them on a baking tray. Coat with olive oil, kosher salt, and pepper.
  • Bake yams for 50 minutes, toss them midway through the baking.

Prepping Vegetables

  • Kale
    Chop kale into bite-size pieces. To cut the kale fast, I bunch them on my cutting board and then chop them with my knife
  • Cabbage
    Thinly slice red cabbage.
  • Brussel Sprouts
    Peel outer leaves of the Brussel sprouts and trim off the stem. Then thinly slice the sprouts.
  • Carrots
    Peel carrots and then grate them with a grater.
  • Dried Cranberries
    Roughly chop cranberries.
  • Peanuts
    Roughly chop peanuts as well.
  • Bosc Pear
    Core and dice the pear.

Mix Salad

  • Add all the ingredients to a big bowl and toss. If you want the peanuts and chickpeas to stay crunchy, you can allow everyone to add them to their salads.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 504kcal | Carbohydrates: 85g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Sodium: 674mg | Potassium: 1857mg | Fiber: 17g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 7280IU | Vitamin C: 178mg | Calcium: 152mg | Iron: 4mg