Need an easy holiday side dish that will have your family and friends excited to dig right in? Our cranberry pecan fluff salad, adapted from That Skinny Chick Can Bake, is an old-school Thanksgiving salad that is deliciously timeless in its ability to always please a crowd.
If you’ve never had cranberry fluff salad, you’re in for a lip-smacking yummy surprise. Made with a simple combination of chopped fresh cranberries, crushed pineapple, whipped cream and mini-marshmallows, and topped with roughly chopped pecans, this “salad” is more accurately a lusciously irresistible dessert. It’s creamy, sweet, tangy and a playful companion for the savory fare on your holiday menu.
Holidays are all about family, friends, food, fun and traditions. Put this cranberry fluff salad on your dinner table and we guarantee your family and friends will urge you to serve it every year. You may even find that it becomes a must-make Thanksgiving side dish for generations to come. Though cranberries are a Turkey Day staple, they can also brighten up your Christmas dinner and holiday desserts. The more cranberries in your diet, the better! Why you ask?
Cranberries are a superfood. This lip-puckering fruit brings more to the table than cranberry sauce and holiday desserts. Loaded with nutrition, cranberries outrank nearly every fruit and vegetable in disease-fighting antioxidants. The bright red berries are low in calories, high in fiber and vitamin C, and incredibly easy to incorporate into your diet all year round. Scatter dried cranberries in your hot or cold cereals, include dried cranberries in homemade trail mix or granola, use fresh cranberries in baked goods, puree them in a smoothie, simmer them into savory sauces for chicken and pork dishes, or make this cranberry fluff salad all year round as a fun dessert for your weeknight meals.