This September 2016 photo shows fresh citrus, cranberry and arugula salad in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Katie Workman. (Lucy Beni via AP)

This salad is simply gorgeous, and a great way to bring color, flavor and oomph to a holiday meal. The combination of tartness from the citrus, sweetness from the pomegranate seeds, sharpness from the onion, and a bit of herby bitterness from the arugula — plus a bright vinaigrette — makes this a salad that isn’t just a placeholder on a plate. And the colors are amazing.