Thanksgiving is upon us already. While this year's festivities will look a little different, it doesn't mean you should skip out on good eats. These Easy Thanksgiving Appetizers and Salads are perfect for this year's holiday. They all come together quickly and pack on the flavor!
Thanksgiving dishes tend to be heavy and carbohydrate heavy. It is nice to break up the starchy (but very delicious) sides with a fresh, vibrant salad. Any one of the salads from this list would make the perfect accompaniment to your Thanksgiving meal.
Farro Salad with Fruit and Honey Mustard Dressing
This Farro Salad with Fruit hits all the flavor notes. The tart fruit pairs beautifully with the sweet honey mustard dressing. The hearty farro, crunchy walnuts, and spring mix complete this delicious salad!
Apple, Farro, and Bacon Salad
This Apple Farro and Bacon Salad is so delicious and hearty. It’s packed with yummy ingredients like farro, bacon, and tart apple slices. There is crunch and flavor in every bite!
Simple Autumn Salad
This Simple Autumn Salad celebrates fall. It is a lovely blend of ingredients and textures, including roasted sweet potatoes, pomegranate seeds, pecans, and goat cheese. It’s a beautiful salad that’s also delicious too!
Nectarine Spinach Salad
This Nectarine Spinach Salad is a lovely blend of spinach, nectarines, mozzarella, and homemade vinaigrette. It would make the perfect addition to your meal! Feel free to replace the nectarines with a more seasonal fruit, such as pears or red grapes.
Arugula Farro Salad with Strawberries and Goat Cheese
This Arugula Farro Salad is subtly sweet from the dressing and strawberries which pair perfectly with the bitterness of the arugula. The farro, goat cheese, and almonds complete the picture for this delicious salad. Feel free to substitute the strawberries with in season grapes or pears.
When it comes to appetizers, homemade is always best. Since the Thanksgiving meal is rather involved, these easy apps are perfect. Some of these could also act as sides as well.
Oven Fries with "Aioli"
These Oven Fries are easy to make and deliver when the fry craving hits. The two types of “Aioli” make for the perfect dipping sauces. These would make a great appetizer or an easy alternative to the traditional mashed potatoes.
Cucumber Bites with Goat Cheese and Chives
These quick and easy Cucumber Bites are all the goodness of cucumber sandwiches minus the bread. The cucumbers marry perfectly with the goat cheese chive cream on top. They look impressive too!
Tomato Ricotta Tart with Arugula
This Tomato Ricotta Tart tastes like pizza with a nice, crispy crust. It would make for a great appetizer accompanied by a glass of wine. This tart looks impressive and tastes even better!
Naan Pizzas with White Bean Puree and Bacon
These little Naan Pizzas pack a punch in flavor! These are perfect as an appetizer when cut into slices. The flavor profile matches the flavors of the season. The white bean puree is so good when paired with the crispy bacon, Parmesan, and olives.
Hummus Naan Pizzas with Cucumber Ribbons and Olives
These Hummus Naan Pizzas are fresh and vibrant. They are super quick to throw together and are completely adaptable to whatever you have on hand. Perfect as a healthy, vibrant appetizer to start the meal! Just cut into slices for easy eating.
Well there you have it: 10 Easy Thanksgiving Appetizers and Salads!
This year has gone fast, so if you are like me, the holiday season has come quickly. These recipes are made with staple ingredients for last minute cooking. If you are looking for an alternative to green bean casserole, try my Green Beans Aglio e Olio. It's made with frozen green beans, olive oil, Parmesan, and lots of garlic.
I hope you enjoy this selection of healthy, Easy Thanksgiving Appetizers and Salads. Hopefully your Thanksgiving preparations are made easier from this compilation. Happy cooking!