Who says salads are just for summer? In this article, we’ve gathered 12 winter salad recipes that offer a burst of freshness and flavor on even the frostiest nights. From hearty greens to seasonal ingredients, these salads are not only delicious but also a vibrant and satisfying addition to your winter dining repertoire.
Kale Chickpea Salad with Candied Pecans
Hearty, healthy, and packed full of flavor! Our Kale Chickpea Salad with Candied Pecans is a new favorite hearty green autumn salad with tart apple, salty feta cheese, sweet crunchy pecans, and an incredibly flavorful, light, and bright vinaigrette. It’s the perfect green salad for any fall or holiday table!
Lemon Balsamic Lentil Salad
This Lemon Balsamic Lentil Salad recipe post is sponsored by Rubbermaid BRILLIANCE Lunch, but my love for their amazing storage containers is completely my own!
Five Bean Ham and Rice Salad
Cubed cooked ham meets cooked rice and Paisley Farm Five Bean Salad in this colorful side dish. Add in a little fresh dill, red bell pepper and banana pepper for some extra zing, and grab a fork!
Keto Broccoli Salad
Skip the traditional broccoli salad that’s packed with sugar! This Keto Broccoli Salad with crispy bacon, cheese, topped with a keto friendly dressing and sunflower seeds, will be the goto side dish recipe for all your family events!
Buffalo Chicken Salad for One
If you love salad like I do, then you will love this loaded Buffalo Chicken Salad topped with my Homemade Greek Yogurt Ranch! This single serving salad will leave you full and satisfied! It’s loaded with veggies, chicken, and savory blue cheese in every bite!
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Warm Spinach Bacon Salad
Warm Spinach Salad with sliced hard boiled eggs, crisp bacon, sautéed mushrooms and shallots, and the best homemade vinaigrette dressing is the most satisfying lunch or dinner recipe!
Pomegranate Orange Arugula Spinach Salad
If you’re looking for the perfect healthy winter side salad, this Pomegranate Orange Arugula Spinach Salad with a homemade vinaigrette is full of flavor.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts Salad
Roasted Brussels Sprouts Salad with parmesan, pomegranate, and a light lemon vinaigrette, is the perfect salad for any holiday or family dinner.
Apple Salad with Candied Walnuts
This Apple Salad with Candied Walnuts and Poppy Seed Dressing is absolutely mouth-wateringly amazing! Peppery greens are topped with fresh, crisp apples, candied walnuts, cranberries, bacon, avocado, feta, red onion, and finally drizzled with a quick and easy creamy poppy seed dressing. This delicious apple salad recipe is perfect year-round for lunch or as a side dish, and especially for holiday dinners!
Spinach Salad with Bacon and Poppy Seed Dressing
This salad is actually one of my very favorite dishes on this planet. It’s made with spinach and topped with crumbled bacon and cheddar cheese. On top goes a Poppy Seed Dressing that is delightfully sweet and just a tiny bit creamy. If you’re not licking your plate (literally) by the time your salad is gone, I’ll be very surprised!
Pear and Pecan Salad
This Pear and Pecan Salad is full of fresh, seasonal flavors and a variety of textures. It’s exactly the fall or winter salad you’re looking for whether it’s for a holiday dinner or to accompany a weeknight meal.
Pickled Beet Salad with Pears, Walnuts, & Goat Cheese
Spring mixed greens with pickled beets, pears, walnuts & goat cheese drizzled with a homemade sweet red wine vinaigrette dressing.