Thanksgiving Winter Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette

Thanksgiving Winter Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette
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Brighten up your holiday feast with this colorful salad! Blue cheese, pomegranates, and hazelnuts add interesting flavor and crunch to this seasonal salad, making it deliciously easy to add more vegetables to your holiday plate.

This recipe is part of our Diabetes-Friendly Thanksgiving Meal Plan and has been modified to make 10 servings. The original recipe makes 6 servings and can be found here.

  • Prep time
    10 min
  • Servings
    10 Servings
  • Serving size
    1 cup
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

10 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1 cup
  • Amount per serving Calories 120

  • Total Fat 11g
    • Saturated Fat 1.5g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 140mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 6g
    • Dietary Fiber 1g
    • Total Sugars 3g
  • Protein 2g
  • Potassium 150mg
  • Phosphorus 35mg

Choices/Exchanges: 2 Fat



  • champagne vinegar
    3 tbsp
  • lemon juice
    2 tbsp
  • honey
    1 1/2 tsp
  • salt
    1/4 tsp
  • black pepper
    1/4 tsp
  • fresh minced chives
    3 tsp
  • walnut or olive oil
    1/3 cup
  • salad greens
    10 cup
  • crumbled blue cheese
    3 tbsp plus 1 tsp
  • pomegranate seeds
    1/3 cup
  • chopped hazelnuts
    2 tbsp


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the champagne vinegar, lemon juice, honey, salt, pepper, chives, and oil until well combine. Or, add ingredients to a jar with a tight fitting lid and shake until combined.

  2. In a large serving bowl, combine the salad greens, blue cheese, pomegranate seeds, and hazelnuts. Toss with the dressing just before serving, or serve with dressing on the side.