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Cranberry Salad Recipes

Enjoy these healthy cranberry salad recipes, including potato salad, pasta salad, gelatin, fruit salad, Waldorf salad, medley, tabbouleh, spinach salad, salad dressing and more.

Cran-Orange Gelatin Salad

Cran-Orange Gelatin Salad

Cran-Orange Gelatin Salad

After seeing this gelatin salad in a flier, I decided to make it lighter. I like to serve it as a fruit salad, but others may like it for a sweet treat. —Eva DeWolf, Erwin, Tennessee

Calico Cranberry Couscous Salad

Calico Cranberry Couscous Salad

Calico Cranberry Couscous Salad

A simple homemade Dijon dressing jazzes up couscous, dried cranberries and green onions in this tasty salad. We like it chilled or at room temperature. -Rosemarie Matheus of Germantown, Wisconsin

Festive Fruit Gelatin

Festive Fruit Gelatin

Festive Fruit Gelatin

“I use this during the holidays because of the color combination, but it's good anytime!” With cranberry sauce, pineapple and cream cheese, there's a wonderful variety of flavors in this recipe. Barbara Knapp - Bennington, Vermont
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Harvest Green Salad

Harvest Green Salad

Harvest Green Salad

I get rave reviews with this autumn salad. Guests say that it fills them up without weighing them down. Preparing the beets, sweet potatoes and salad dressing a day early allows me more time with guests. -Beth Royals of Richmond, Virginia

Fancy Green Salad

Fancy Green Salad

Fancy Green Salad

Here’s a festive, flavorful quick-toss salad that adds color to any table. Contributor Diana Smith from Wesson, Mississippi says, “A lady brought this to a church gathering. It was so pretty and wonderful, I just had to have the recipe.” TIP: You could substitute toasted pine nuts for the sunflower kernels for a different kind of crunch.

Roasted Pear Salad

Roasted Pear Salad

Roasted Pear Salad

Oven-roasted pears take the ho-hum out of this green salad created by our Test Kitchen staff. They tossed together a good-for-you medley of mellow pear slices, crispy greens, nuts and dried cranberries. The creamy dressing carries yet more pear flavor sweetened with just a touch of honey.

Special Spinach Salad

Special Spinach Salad

Special Spinach Salad

I always get compliments when I serve this refreshing salad during the holidays. The creamy dressing is perfect with the colorful cranberries and crunchy nuts. —Laurene Hunsicker, Canton, Pennsylvania

Mint-Cream Fruit Topping

Mint-Cream Fruit Topping

Mint-Cream Fruit Topping

For a different spin on a typical fruit salad, try this creamy mint sauce from Diane Hixon of Niceville, Florida. It’s delicious dolloped on orange slices and other fresh fruit. TIP: “In summer, it’s very refreshing served over melon, strawberries and red and green grapes,” Diane notes.

Tropical Carrot Salad

Tropical Carrot Salad

Tropical Carrot Salad

"Hoping to convince my son to eat his carrots, I came up with this refreshing salad," writes Louise Ross of Santa Rosa, California. "The big plus is that everyone in our family loves it." Her colorful spin-off on a traditional carrot and raisin salad tosses dried cranberries, pineapple and mango into the mix, along with a light yogurt and mayonnaise dressing.

Apple-Walnut Tossed Salad

Apple-Walnut Tossed Salad

Apple-Walnut Tossed Salad

“The pretty, flavorful cranberry dressing for this fall salad is also good for gift-giving,” suggests Mary LaJoie, of Glenoma, Washington, who shared the recipe.

Honeyed Cranberry Waldorf Salad

Honeyed Cranberry Waldorf Salad

Honeyed Cranberry Waldorf Salad

A touch of honey gives this simple salad a bit of sweetness while chopped apple and celery provide crunch. Best of all, it takes mere minutes to toss together for a quick lunch or side dish.—Barbara McFeters, Aurora, Oregon
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