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Easy Holiday Salad Idea Is the Perfect Starter for Any Crowd

If you’re searching for new holiday side-dish ideas, you’ll want to mark this one down. We don’t usually think salad as a holiday side, but we are sure thinking about it now. TikTok content creator @nikki.thielmann shares her holiday salad recipe with us and we are loving everything about it!

This salad will accompany a big meal perfectly, while looking sensational on your table too!

We gave up on making holiday salads years ago. No one ever made room for them with all the other tasty sides, and they just went to waste. But we have no doubt that this beautiful salad, with those crunchy apples, will be devoured in no time. We are really loving the idea of having this lighter side dish that goes so beautifully with the season and doesn’t make anyone feel like they are on a diet or missing out.

Using a large serving dish, spread 1 head of chopped green leaf lettuce all over the bottom. Top the lettuce with diced apples and then four slices of crispy chopped bacon. Then sprinkle on a half cup of toasted walnuts and 6 ounces of feta cheese and give it a drizzle of balsamic dressing on top. Wow, this salad really looks beautiful on the longer platter and we know it’s going to taste so refreshing with all those rich, salty foods!

The audience was excited to have this lighter, side-dish idea for the holiday season, too. Viewer @michelleley1971 commented, "I actually have all these ingredients. I'm going to make this. Thank you.” We think that sounds like a wonderful idea!

We're looking forward to seeing this beautiful salad with our holiday meal this year. We know it will be a huge hit with our guests, too!