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5 Ingredient Christmas Salad for al the potlucks and a little good health during the holidays. Simple, delicious, and a family favourite. #salad #christmas

5 Ingredient Christmas Salad

 A crave-worthy salad made with 5 simple ingredients! This 5 Ingredient Christmas Salad is perfect for the holiday season (including potlucks!).

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword easy salad, easy salad recipe, salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 side servings
Calories 197 kcal
Author Samantha



  • 1 head bibb, butter, or green leaf lettuce*, ripped into bite sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds


  • 1 small shallot, finely chopped or minced French or purple
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar** red wine vinegar will also work
  • salt and pepper to taste



  1. Place shallot, olive oil, vinegar, and salt and pepper in a jar or container and shake until well blended. 


  1. Place lettuce in a bowl and top with pomegranate seeds. 

  2. Toss salad with some vinaigrette*** immediately before serving. 

Recipe Notes

* living lettuce heads are particularly tasty in this recipe, but green leaf lettuce will do in a pinch. 
** this dressing is on the acidic side of life. Taste the dressing before serving and top up with olive oil there's too much tang for you. I'd recommend adding a tablespoon at a time and resampling. 
*** there will be some vinaigrette leftover. Perfect for salads all week! 

Nutrition Facts
5 Ingredient Christmas Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 197 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Sodium 28mg1%
Potassium 244mg7%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 6665IU133%
Vitamin C 11mg13%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.