Something about the dark winter months makes me crave bright and colorful foods. Even though my winter diet is 90% soup there are days I need fresh ingredients chopped up raw.
Seasonal food is best (and cheapest) so you won’t find any heirloom tomato medleys or sweet corn salads here! Winter months are the best time for citrus, root vegetables and cool season crops like broccoli and cabbage.
Winter is a great time to dig into a big bowl of salad. Check out these recipes for stunning winter salads featuring seasonal produce in creative and delicious ways
Warm Kale, Farro and Winter Fruit Salad Recipe
Kale is a super food, and flu season is an awesome time to add more to your diet
Roasted Beet and Orange Salad
Beets are my absolute favorite vegetable, I don’t eat them nearly as often as I would like but this salad looks like a great excuse to pick some up
Cheddar & Apple Winter Salad
I love a piece of sharp cheddar with my apple cider (or apple pie) so I can only imagine how good this salad can be
Spinach Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing and Spicy Roasted Chickpeas
Not quite as hardy as kale, spinach can be grown into the colder months without a lot of care. Also, bacon!
Bacon, Beet, and Butternut Squash Sorghum Salad
Beets and butternuts can be stored (with care) all through the winter. They can bring some much needed color into the winter diet.
pear, blue cheese and walnut salad with a maple syrup vinaigrette
This is a classic combo for the winter months kicked up a bit with the addition of maple.
dessert freedom + roasted sweet potato, quinoa & watercress warm winter salad
I love sweet potatoes, especially roasted. They’re like natures candy, vitamin loaded candy! They play a staring roll in this salad along with a tasty maple and balsamic dressing.
Fennel + Blood Orange Salad
This salad really lets the super seasonal ingredients shine. Blood oranges and fennel star in a simple dish only possible a few months a year
Red Christmas Salad – A Tasty Love Story
This salad is filled with herbs, apples and red cabbage and finished with a cranberry dressing that I need in my life now.
Winter Panzanella Salad with Grapefruit, Fennel and Avocado
The first time I had panzanella I was in Italy, there is something special about a salad full of bread, especially when in includes juicy red grapefruit.
Mandarin Orange Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette
Raspberry jam and vinegar are the seceret to getting those fresh summer flavors in a winter salad. Add sweet mandarin oranges, some peacans for cruch and you've got a winner on your hands
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Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living
Saturday 17th of January 2015
Love all these fabulous winter salads! Thanks so much for including my kale farro salad :)
Sunday 11th of January 2015
Your group of winter salads looks fabulous. You have inspired me to make some this week.You are right about the kale being the last veggie in my garden here in Minnesota. Great photos too.
Monday 17th of February 2014
What a great round-up of winter salads! This is precisely what I need right now. I'm sick of winter produce, my regular salads and am longing the array of summer produce. These salads are all fairly different, and look so good! Pinning and will be sharing on my f-book page for others to beat these winter blues!
Saturday 11th of January 2014
Thanks so much for including my salad! There are so many yummy ones in your list!
Lisa@ Cooking with Curls
Friday 10th of January 2014
What an awesome collection of salads!! I can't wait to try them out. :)