Salad for Christmas Eve

This image courtesy of Joseph DeLeo

NotesJapanese seasoned rice vinegar can be found in the Asian food section of your supermarket.




Total Timeunder 1 hour

Make Ahead RecipeYes

OccasionBuffet, Family Get-together

Recipe Courseside dish

Dietary Considerationegg-free, gluten-free, halal, kosher, lactose-free, peanut free, soy free, tree nut free, vegan, vegetarian


Taste and Texturecrunchy, fruity, sweet

Type of Dishsalad


  • 2 cups sliced beets, freshly steamed or canned
  • 1 cup beet juice from cooked or canned beets, or water
  • 3 oranges, peeled and cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 ripe bananas, peeled and cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 apples, peeled and chopped
  • 1 medium jicama, peeled and chopped
  • ½ head iceberg lettuce, grated
  • 6 packets sugar substitute
  • 2 tablespoons Japanese seasoned rice vinegar (see Notes)


  1. Combine everything except lettuce, sugar substitute, and vinegar in a large ensaladera-salad bowl; chill.

  2. Just before serving, mix in lettuce, sugar substitute, and vinegar.


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