Top 10 Winter Salads

Food: winter purslane with pomegranate, balsamico and olive oil

In most parts of the country, we’re still experiencing the cold chill of winter. And while this type of weather may prompt you to chow down on hearty soups, pastas, and breads, how about getting some leafy love in there? We’ve been looking around and finally found our favorite winter green recipes. They’re sure to satisfy your tummy while aligning with what’s in season. Try your hand at some of these tasty dishes and let us know what you think!

 

Kale & Brussels Sprouts Salad

Pecans, pomegranates, and butternut squash? Yum, sign us up! This is the perfect salad for Sunday lunches with friends and a glass of riesling.

Get the full recipe here: http://goo.gl/k9u5KL

 

Green Goddess Winter Salad

This salad tackles all the right nutrients you need to stay full and in-line with your get-fit resolutions. See how this salad combines avocado, cucumber, and pomegranate seeds with a unique and tasty dressing.

Get the full recipe here: http://goo.gl/0Bv7zR

 

Best Ever Broccoli Salad

This salad had us at the word “bacon”. But luckily we can still feel somewhat good about ourselves since the rest of the recipe involves broccoli, grapes, and toasted almonds. Sounds pretty perfect.

Get the full recipe here: http://goo.gl/oEcTlp

 

Butternut Squash, Lentil & Kale Salad

It may be winter, but this salad is sure to inspire some springtime vibes. Check out Kiersten’s kale creation, you won’t be disappointed.

Get the full recipe here: http://goo.gl/9BcJU8

 

Apple, Pecan and Blue Cheese Salad with Apple Vinaigrette

These tasty ingredients combined, make for a rich and delectable dish. If you’re craving some protein, just throw in some chicken and you’ll be 100% satisfied.

Get the full recipe here: http://goo.gl/pRgd1N

 

Roasted Sweet Potato and Farro Salad

Have some sweet potato you’re not sure what to do with, lying around? How about roasting it and creating a savory salad using farro and fresh dill? Take a stab at it, you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

Get the full recipe here: http://goo.gl/6Nv1EN

 

Easy Winter Fruit Salad

Craving some sweetness this season? Try mixing up some fruits like kiwi and clementines with agave and fresh mint. Even though there might be a blizzard outside, you’ll feel that touch of summer inside.

Get the full recipe here: http://goo.gl/dt2UWX

 

Pear, Pomegranate and Spinach Salad

Whoever thought of marrying pear, pomegranates and feta cheese deserves a gold medal! These contrasting flavors are perfect complements and sure to take your tastebuds on a delicious adventure.

Get the full recipe here: http://goo.gl/YWGl5J

 

Kale and Wild Rice Bowls with Honey-Balsamic Vinaigrette

Feeling creative in the kitchen? How about a wild rice bowl? Inspired by a visit to her local salad bar, this Iowa girl has come up with a not-so-ordinary salad and the results? Well, taste it for yourself.

Get the full recipe here: http://goo.gl/YSYt2Q

 

Baby Greens with a Warm Gorgonzola Dressing

We love salads with bacon so much, we added another one to our list. Only this time, there’s a delightful Gorgonzola based dressing that will leave you wanting bowl after bowl.

Get the full recipe here: http://goo.gl/xtYJVX

 

These are our favorite winter salads, do you have any to share? Let us know in the comments!