You can eat an arugula salad crowned with strawberries every day in the summer. But once the weather turns cold, your go-to is out of season. Not to worry: There are countless winter salads out there that use produce at peak deliciousness, and we’ve picked our 24 favorites to get you started. We’re talking carrots, beets, figs, Brussels sprouts and lots of dark, leafy greens. Some of these recipes even feature roasted veggies, goat cheese fritters or warm noodles in order to combat the iciest of evenings.
24 Winter Salads That Are Seasonal, Nutritious and Creative
2. Warm Ginger-scallion Pork And Kale Salad
We love kale, but it can be tough to chew when served raw. Here, it’s briefly sautéed in a vinegary dressing until it turns tender.
8. Black Fig, Mozzarella And Basil Salad
We don’t care what veggies are in a salad: If there’s pillowy soft mozzarella cheese on top, your guests will devour it in 30 seconds flat.
13. Kale Caesar Salad
Not a leaf of romaine lettuce in sight—just how we like it. We’ll take extra Parmesan curls on ours, please.
21. Prosciutto And Fig Salad Board
Serving salad on a fancy wooden slab is not only trendy, but also logical. This way, none of the toppings (like crumbled blue cheese) get lost at the bottom, unlike with a large bowl.
23. Kale Salad With Crispy Chickpeas
Proof that simplicity can be downright delicious. You’ll go gaga for the Caesar-inspired dressing, trust.
24. Roasted Winter Vegetable Platter With Miso Aioli And Romesco Sauce
Consider this a deconstructed winter salad (hi, cauliflower, carrots and kabocha squash) with full dippability.
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