11 Simple Winter Salad Recipes


While we love a crisp, fresh salad when the weather is hot and we’re loathe to cook, we’re equally fans of a hearty, savory winter salad recipe.

Level up your salad game with nutrient-dense whole grains like quinoa, homemade dressing and the addition of seasonal veggies like squash.

Here we’re sharing 11 simple winter salad recipes that you’ll enjoy for lunch and dinner all season long.

  1. Winter Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette Recipe
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    • This winter salad with citrus vinaigrette celebrates the produce of the season. It’s sweet, crunchy, and totally incredible
  2. Thai Mango Avocado Salad with Grilled Sweet Potatoes Recipe
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    • Fresh mangoes are really hit or miss for me. Says the girl who has recently fed you blueberry mango crisp, mango chicken with coconut cauliflower rice and sweet mango green tea. In THOSE things I like it. If it’s got some kind of smoky or spicy or really savory element to it, I’M INTO IT. …
  3. Clementine Arugula Salad Recipe
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    • No joke, this clementine arugula salad is so good, you’ll want to eat it every day. We love the mix of sweet citrus with the peppery arugula.
  4. Black Bean Couscous Salad Recipe
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    • This delicious black bean couscous salad makes a great side for chicken or beef, but it’s also hearty enough to stand alone as a simple dinner.
  5. Panzanella Salad Recipe
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    • This incredible panzanella salad tastes utterly delicious. It’s full of seasonal produce you’ll enjoy again and again!
  6. Asian Nicoise Salad Recipe
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    • Ohhhhh we faaaancy today. Like, we’re eating some classic French food AND making our own (SESAME CRUSTED!) seared Ahi tuna steaks all in one recipe. Are we the next Food Network Star? I THINK YES. Anyway. So, Nicoise salad. Have you had one? Or have you spent MOST of your life seeing it on menus at fancy-people restaurants …
  7. Winter Farro Salad Recipe
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    • This winter farro salad brings healthy vegetables and grains to the cold months with tangy goat cheese, hearty farro and krispy kale.
  8. Roasted Brussels Sprouts Quinoa Salad Recipe
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    • Our roasted Brussels sprouts quinoa salad is a vegetarian side with a delightful dressing. It also makes a great lunch!
  9. Quinoa Chicken Salad Recipe
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    • Now that spring is here, what better way to celebrate this beautiful season than eating quinoa salad? This type of salad is by far my favorite salad because it is like a complete meal. Here you have lots of fiber (which can help to reduce cholesterol and constipation and help you feel fuller), vitamins and protein. We all …
  10. Fennel Orange Salad Recipe
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    • This fennel orange salad is sweet, crunchy and full of flavor. Orange and mint come together with fennel to make this vibrant winter salad.

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