Easy Cranberry Salad


Easy Cranberry Salad - The Southern Lady Cooks


This Cranberry Salad is only 3 ingredients and is delicious. My whole family loves cranberries and cranberry sauce just about any way you fix it. We like this as a salad anytime with a meal.  If this is not on the table at Thanksgiving and Christmas, we think the meal is not a holiday meal!  This salad is certainly a very easy addition to your holiday table.  Cranberries are so good for you, too!  If you want to make your own cranberry sauce, check out my recipe for homemade cranberry sauce.

Cranberry salad ingredients needed:

Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce (in a can)

Mandarin oranges, drained

Chopped walnuts (can use pecans)

How simple?! It actually wild to think these simple ingredients make such a delicious side dish but they do! This is a great dish to bring to a holiday gathering as well. You can even just bring the ingredients and put it together right before you serve it.

You can easily add things to this or switch it up to make it fit your taste. Possible additions are:

  • Pineapple Chunks, which is delicious with cranberry.
  • Coconut is always good with this type of salad.
  • Apples would be delicious too.

“I found this recipe on your site years ago. I serve it every year for Thanksgiving. My family even ask “you’re making that cranberry orange stuff, right?” It’s a must.” – Laura

“So easy and delicious! I doubled this recipe and it made a ton! Not super sweet but really flavorful” – Tara

“It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving or Christmas without this on the table. I always have to double the recipe because we all love it and want to make sure we have extra for leftovers the next day!” – Mary 


Easy Cranberry Salad - The Southern Lady Cooks

Easy Cranberry Salad - The Southern Lady Cooks

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Cranberry Salad

Only 3 ingredients!

Prep Time5 mins

Cook Time0 mins

Total Time5 mins

Course: Salad

Cuisine: American

Keyword: Cranberry Salad

Servings: 8 servings

Author: The Southern Lady Cooks

  • 2 15 ounce cans whole cranberries in sauce
  • 2 14 ounce cans mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

This is WHOLE berry cranberry sauce that comes in a can, not the jellied cranberry sauce. 

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If you like this recipe, you might also like my recipe for Classic Fruit Salad.

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