Cranberry Salad – A Sweet Holiday Treat

by Renee on November 22, 2011

Cranberry Salad

The holidays are here. There are so many memories from all the years. The holidays are my favorite time. It kicks off with my birthday in November and gets better with each passing day. One of the reasons is the special food for the season. From savory to sweet (especially sweet) the food stands out. Traditional family recipes are the highlight and treasured delights of the holidays.

It is the season for fresh cranberries. My family’s holiday meals would not be complete without Cranberry Salad. It has been a part of our holiday celebrations for as long as I can remember. We serve it as a side dish during the main meal. It may be sweet but it is a salad. Besides, desserts are cakes and pies, right? I will admit it can also be a dessert or snack or both. Leftovers will call out from the fridge as a midnight snack so be warned.

The color of this dish is so pretty. It is pink with the specks of red cranberry in with the marshmallows and whipped cream. So festive! We always serve it in a big decorative glass or crystal bowl. It is really pretty next to Christmas red table decorations and linens.

The recipe makes a big bowl and is good for a crowd. The amount of servings depends…some people like my brother might want it all for themselves. It is a time for sharing though. I am glad I can share this recipe with you. I appreciate each and every one who takes time from their day to read my posts. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.

Happy Holidays to you and your family! What is one of your favorite traditional holiday dishes?


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amy @ fearless homemaker November 22, 2011 at 9:59 am

i looooove salads like this but i rarely make them because my husband doesn’t like them. my family made them all the time for holidays growing up, so they’re serious comfort food for me. maybe i’ll sneak it into the menu last-minute this year as a little treat for me? =)


Renee November 22, 2011 at 3:45 pm

Oh yes! Make some for yourself…and other family members too. You should see the way my brother eats it. He usually has 3 bowls of it at dinner and takes the rest home.


Amberr Meadows November 26, 2011 at 11:14 am

That looks so delectable. Have you ever tried Pistachio salad? My grandmother used to make it every year. So yummy!


Renee November 26, 2011 at 12:31 pm

I have not tried pistachio salad. My husband loves them so I’m sure he would like a salad with them in it. Now I just need the recipe.


Family Foodie October 31, 2012 at 9:57 pm

I have been thinking about this fabulous salad and can’t wait to make it this Holiday Season!


Renee November 1, 2012 at 7:08 am

With the holidays approaching I have been thinking about this salad too. I hope you do try it and it will be a family favorite for you too.


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