Impress your family and friends with these fabulous salad recipes.

Cranberry-Strawberry-Jícama Salad
Cranberry-Strawberry-Jícama Salad

Special Salad Recipes:

If you're looking for the perfect salad to accompany that special holiday meal, pick any one of these recipes, and you're in business. In fact, all exude so much color and flavor that they might just steal the show. The dressings can be made ahead and chilled for several days. Let those that are olive oil based stand at room temperature for a while before tossing.

Whichever salad you choose, it will offer a fresh, crisp complement to the other dishes--always a bonus in this season of rich food.

"Special Occasion Salads" is from the December 2002 issue of Southern Living.