THANKSGIVING RECIPES | Starters, Small Bites + Salads


For hosts who love to feed family and friends, a crowd-pleasing spread that will surely simplify your menu planning and turn your Thanksgiving entertaining into a memorable day.

{ links to recipes and sources included under photos }


Pickle Chips with honey mustard dipping sauce, via Notations of a Novice Cook

Baked Butternut Squash Croquettes, via Love & Lemons | Hush Puppies with spicy honey sauce, via Spoon Fork Bacon

Turkey Zucchini Meatball, via A Cozy Kitchen | French Onion Butternut Squash Soup, via Reeni Pisano | Harissa Lamb Sausage Roll, via Bourke Street Bakery | Salmon Roll, via Leila Lindholm

Shredded Brussels Sprout Salad with fall vegetables and garlic-tahini dressing, via The First Mess

Corn & Heirloom Tomato Salad, via Playful Cooking | Brussels Sprout & Apples Salad with Black Walnuts, via Williams Sonoma

Kale Caesar Salad, via Une-Deux Senses

Saffron Chicken & Herb Salad, via Ottolenghi

Pear, Blue Cheese & Walnut Salad, via Sandra Mangas | Quinoa & Tomato Salad, via Ideas Magazine | Moorish Crunch Salad, via Jamie Oliver

Roasted Squash & Gingerbread Panzanella, via Williams Sonoma

Tomato & Pomegranate Salad with wild oregano, via Ottolenghi.

Wheat Berries Salad with Figs & Raisins in citrus vinaigrette, Red Wheat Berries and Beet Salad with watercress and goat cheese and Quinoa & Roasted Tomatoes Salad with chickpeas and pomegranates, via Atelier Christine


This is PART ONE of a week-long mini series.  Check out the remaining posts for complete thanksgiving menu planning ideas.

ONE: Starters, Small Bites + Salads | TWO: Breads + Rolls | THREE: Turkey, Ham, Lamb, Pork + Alternative Main Courses | FOUR: Side Dishes| FIVE: Pies, Tarts + Galettes | SIX: Desserts + Sweet Treats | SEVEN: Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian + Gluten-Free


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