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5 Delicious Winter Salads: The Best of the Greens During Chilly Months

winter citrus and arugula salad c it nutritionally

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While it might seem the produce available in the winter is glum, there is still loads of beautiful foods available! Making winter salads can be delicious and creative- you can fill them with hearty grains, leafy greens like kale, citrus fruits, nuts, and root vegetables! To help keep your salad game strong through the winter, check out our great list of winter salads! #Nosaddesklunch will not prevail!

persimmon salad with fennel and pomegranate feasting at home

Photo: Sylvia/Feasting at Home

1. Persimmon Salad with Fennel and Pomegranate

Sylvia from Feasting at Home makes a beautiful dish by combining fennel, sweet persimmons, crunchy pomegranate arils, and creamy goat cheese. (Remember, check out our post on how to peel a pomegranate for this dish!) To finish off her recipe, she tosses the salad in a citrus vinaigrette- perfect for a seasonal dressing! Check out this recipe for a refreshing bite after those heavy holiday meals!

winter broccoli waldorf salad nyoutritious

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2. Winter Broccoli Waldorf Salad

Taking a winter spin on a classic, Regina of Nyoutritious shares her recipe for a hearty bite. This recipe packs in arugula, celery, broccoli, red onion, apples, raisins, and walnuts. Finished with a creamy mustard cashew dressing, this vegan friendly recipe is a great way to get in all your winter greens!

seasonal paleo cobb salad cotter crunch

Photo: Lindsay/Cotter Crunch

3. Seasonal Paleo Cobb Salad

Cobb salad is a great idea to bring for lunch, but isn’t the most seasonal during the winter months. But Lindsay from Cotter Crunch has shared her version that is not only seasonal, but paleo friendly! Filled with kale, spinach, chard, celery, cauliflower, grapefruit, eggs, turkey, and fresh cranberries, this hearty dish will keep you full all day long!

winter salad with citrus vinaigrette love and olive oil

Photo: Lindsay and Taylor/Love and Olive Oil

4. Winter Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

Lindsay and Taylor, the dynamic duo behind the blog Love and Olive Oil  share a delicious green filled salad perfect for the colder months of the year. Combining mixed greens, persimmon, tangerines, pomegranate, pecans, and goat cheese, this recipe celebrates the best of winter produce. Topped with a flavor packed citrus vinaigrette, this dish will keep you feeling great and healthy!

kale persimmon salad cooking lsl

Photo: Mira/Cooking LSL

5. Kale Persimmon Salad

Persimmons are a great winter fruit to add to your recipes. Mira from Cooking LSL shares her recipe that features persimmons for a sweet bite along with millet cereal, kale, pomegranate arils, scallions, walnuts, and goat cheese. Topping with a spicy lime dressing, this dish will only taste better with each bite!


For more salad inspiration, check out our salad collection on Cookbook Create!

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