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Thanksgiving Salad
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 15 mins

My Thanksgiving Salad with Thyme Balsamic Vinaigrette is vegetarian, gluten free and can be made in advance. A beautiful green salad for the holiday table!

Course: Appetizer, Salads
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Fall Salad, green salad, Holiday Salad, Keto Salad, Thanksgiving Salad, Thanksgiving Side Dish
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 291 kcal
Author: Alyssa Brantley
salad bowl with Thanksgiving Salad ready to be served
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 shallot finely chopped
  • 8 sprigs fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1 T olive oil
  • pinch salt, black pepper and paprika
  • 1 large head red leaf butter or bib lettuce cleaned and ripped into bite-sized pieces
  • pinch salt and pepper
  • 4 ounces cooked beets thinly sliced
  • 6 ounces herbed goat cheese thinly sliced or crumbled
  • toasted pumpin seeds and dressing from above
  1. Combine all ingredients for dressing in a mason jar or small bowl. Cover and shake or whisk until well mixed. Refrigerate until ready to use. 

    *Can be made up to 3 days ahead of time.

  1. Heat a small frying pan over medium-low heat. 

    Once hot, add oil and then pumpkin seeds along with salt, pepper and paprika. Cook 5 to 6 minutes, stirring constantly, until toasted.

    Remove from heat and allow to cool completely before storing or adding to salad. 

    *Can be made up to 3 days ahead of time.

  1. Layer lettuce in a large salad bowl and sprinkle with a pinch of salt and pepper.

    Add sliced beets and sliced (or crumbled) goat cheese.

    Top with toasted pumpkin seeds and serve with balsamic thyme vinaigrette. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Thanksgiving Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 291 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 13mg4%
Sodium 316mg14%
Potassium 124mg4%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 370IU7%
Vitamin C 3.4mg4%
Calcium 51mg5%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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