10 Winter Salads To Try In 2021

Lighten things up this winter season with the best winter salad recipes that will satisfy your cravings during these colder months. Winter still provides a big bounty of fresh produce that looks and tastes fantastic when tossed in a beautiful wood salad bowl. These delicious eats are perfect as a festive main course or as a comforting side dish to go with your holiday meals, plus they’re figure-friendly, too!

Winter Salad with Maple Candied Walnuts and Balsamic Fig Dressing

Ready to satisfy your sweet and savory salad cravings all winter long? This winter pomegranate salad starts off with walnuts tossed with maple syrup, cinnamon, and cayenne and combined with baby arugula, mixed greens, pomegranates, and crumbled goat cheese. Drizzle with a fantastic fig vinaigrette for an unforgettable salad that pairs well with just about any dish!

Warm Brown Rice and Wheat Berry Salad Bowl

Treat yourself to soothing comfort food with this hearty salad bowl. A Mediterranean feast for your taste buds, this dish is all about texture, thanks to its chewy, almost nutty brown rice tossed with wheat berries, crunchy pine nuts, and creamy feta. It’s the ultimate cozy recipe that can warm up the coldest of winter nights.

Winter Spa Salad with Lemon Chicken

A big hearty bowl of this winter spa salad is packed with chickpeas, pomegranates, spinach, oranges, avocado, shallots, herbs, and grilled lemon chicken! We recommend tossing all of these colorful salad ingredients and its light creamy dressing in a maple or cherry wooden bowl for a gorgeous lunch presentation.

Quinoa Salad With Roasted Squash, Dried Cranberries, and Pecans

Combining the flavors and textures of sweet roasted butternut squash, kale, cranberries, pumpkin seeds, and feta, this delicious quinoa salad is a satisfying meal to cozy up to during winter. Drizzle with tangy-sweet balsamic vinaigrette and you have a unique dish you can easily make in under 30 minutes.

Crispy Sausage and Burrata Salad

Want to enjoy savory salad bites from rich flavors? This scrumptious take on winter salads puts together salty, creamy, tangy, and spicy flavors with some crispy browned pork sausages, smooth Burrata chunks, oranges, and red pepper flakes. Serve in a large salad bowl with orange segments and seal the deal with parsley and sea salt for a festive salad that’s perfect for the holidays!

Turnip Salad with Green Grape Vinaigrette

Crunchy turnips and peppery baby arugula make for a fresh and filling salad to fight off the winter blues. Drizzle with a green grape vinaigrette and sprinkle with caramel-coated pumpkin seeds before serving in a rustic wooden salad bowl for that cozy, homely feel.

Pomegranate Wild Rice Salad

An explosion of delectable flavors, this savory blend of mixed greens and wild rice can be tossed in a lemon honey vinaigrette and topped with toasted almonds, pomegranate arils, roasted sweet potatoes, and creamy goat cheese, all in one big bowl. These appetizing toppings will quickly take this salad a notch higher- from the ideal winter recipe to your next favorite meal throughout the entire year!

Winter Vegetable Slaw with Easy Citrus Vinaigrette

Love a great slaw to boost your winter menu? Shredded green and red cabbage, carrots, and kale plus a citrus vinaigrette combine together perfectly for a rich, filling side dish. Use at least a 12” - 15” large salad bowl to toss everything together for that much-awaited crunch and color in the ultimate winter vegetable slaw.

Roasted Butternut Squash Winter Salad with Kale, Farro, and Cranberry Dressing

Meant to be served warm, this roasted butternut squash salad is the perfect wholesome lunch or comforting side dish this winter. If you love roasting winter veggies, this extra-healthy combo that uses cranberry dressing over butternut squash, farro, kale, and feta cheese will make you fall in love with the season even more.

Holiday Apple Salad

An easy-to-make crowd-pleaser, this special apple salad calls for tart apples, bittersweet cranberries, tangy blue cheese, and fresh mixed greens. Don’t forget your crunchy croutons, roasted chickpeas, or halved grapes if you want to bulk up your salad. Toss them all in a large bowl with a light apple cider vinaigrette. The perfect side dish for your wintertime meals, it could just become your next go-to holiday salad!