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Christmas tree salad

Christmas Tree Salad

This festive holiday salad looks like a sparkly, twinkly Christmas tree! Citrus, kale and pomegranate. Toast star on top.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Kathy Patalsky


  • large mixing bowl


  • 1 bunch swiss chard chopped
  • 1/3 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 3/4 cup red grapes sliced
  • 2 mandarin oranges peeled and sliced in half, segments separated
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 2 Tbsp dried cranberries optional
  • 1 small apple chopped
  • 1/2 cup pecans chopped


  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/8 tsp coriander
  • a few pinches of orange zest
  • pinch of cayenne
  • salt and pepper to taste

Star Topper

  • 1 slice toast sliced into a star


  • Simply prep all your ingredients and toss them with the dressing/spices in a large bowl. Toss and mix very well since this will help to distribute the flavors and infuse the chard with flavor.
  • You can serve right away or chill in the fridge for up to 12 hours in advance before serving. Any longer and your chard will begin to get a bit soft. Serve raw and chilled. Top it! For the “star” tree topper, simply toast any slice of bread and using either your knife (free-hand) or a star-shaped cookie cutter, cut out a toast star to top the tree salad.

Nutrition Estimate

Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 63mg | Potassium: 356mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 1077IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 1mg