Winter Salad Recipe

winter salad recipe
winter salad recipe

Winter is the perfect time to indulge in vibrant and refreshing salads that are made with seasonal produce. At Takeout Food, we believe in celebrating the joy of food, and these winter salad recipes are sure to brighten even the chilliest of days. From jewel-toned salads to citrus-infused delights, we have curated a collection of culinary creations that will ward off the cold weather and leave you feeling nourished and satisfied.

Ultimate Winter Salad

Winter salad recipes

Our ultimate winter salad features a medley of flavors and textures that showcase the best of the season. Lush kale, bitter radicchio, Brussels sprouts, squash, and sweet, juicy pomegranate seeds come together to create a truly essential winter dish. Find the recipe here and experience the vibrant flavors of the season.

Kale Salad

Pouring dressing over winter salad recipe

Kale salad is not your average salad. It’s packed with toasty seeds, creamy avocado, and crispy roasted chickpeas. But the star of the show is the carrot ginger dressing that takes this salad to new heights of deliciousness. Try it here and discover a kale-based creation that will tantalize your taste buds.

Kale Caesar Salad

Kale Salad Recipe

If you’re a Caesar salad fan, you have to try this version with kale. We believe it’s even better than the classic, especially when paired with our vegan Caesar dressing or Greek yogurt Caesar salad dressing. Get the recipe here and experience the perfect balance of flavors and textures in each bite.

More Green Winter Salad Recipes

Kale isn’t the only fantastic base for a winter green salad. Expand your culinary horizons with these recipes that feature fresh spinach, arugula, and/or lettuce.

Spinach Salad

Kale Caesar salad

This salad comes highly recommended. It’s a favorite of our author’s mom and features a tangy apple cider vinegar dressing that perfectly balances the sweet apples, dried cranberries, and candied pecans. Try it here and enjoy a refreshing and flavorful winter salad.

Sweet Potato Salad

Spinach salad

Simple and delicious, this sweet potato salad is topped with avocado, feta cheese, roasted sweet potatoes, and our go-to tahini dressing. It’s a satisfying and nourishing option for a light winter lunch. Find the recipe here and savor the delightful combination of flavors.

Beet Salad with Goat Cheese and Balsamic

sweet potato salad recipe

Cooked roasted beets take center stage in this salad. Paired with creamy goat cheese and tangy balsamic dressing, it’s a combination that will leave you craving more. Discover the recipe here and enjoy the unique and vibrant flavors of this winter delight.

Pear Salad with Balsamic and Walnuts

Roasted Beet Salad

Simple yet elegant, this pear salad is the perfect side dish or light and healthy lunch option. The combination of balsamic, walnuts, and fresh pears creates a harmonious balance of flavors. Try it here and savor the simplicity and sophistication of this winter salad.

Butternut Squash Salad

pear salad recipe

Indulge in the deliciousness of roasted butternut squash paired with goat cheese, pomegranate arils, and toasted pistachios. This salad has a little bit of everything and is sure to delight your taste buds. Find the recipe here and experience the perfect harmony of flavors and textures.

Simple Green Salad

roasted butternut squash salad

Who says side salads have to be boring? This simple green salad is fresh and bright, featuring shaved Parmesan, a zippy lemon vinaigrette, and tamari almonds for a delightful crunch. Try it here and elevate your salad game with this easy yet flavorful creation.

Winter Citrus Salads

Sweet and juicy tomatoes may be out of season, but citrus fruit is in. Oranges, grapefruit, mandarins, and more brighten all kinds of winter salad recipes.

Citrus Salad with Fennel and Avocado

Best winter salad recipes - Simple Green Salad

This gorgeous salad is perfect for special occasions or brightening up your winter days. With the freshness of citrus combined with the unique flavors of fennel and avocado, it’s a true delight. Find the recipe here and experience the vibrant flavors of winter.

Citrus Cabbage Salad

Winter citrus salad recipe

Clementines aren’t just for snacking. This recipe showcases their refreshing flavor by whisking their juice into the dressing and adding sliced clementines to the salad. The result is a double citrus punch that will brighten your day. Try it here and enjoy a winter salad that bursts with flavor.

Pomegranate Rice Salad

Cabbage Winter Salad Recipe

This aromatic rice salad is elevated by an orange and lemon dressing, adding a zesty kick to every bite. It’s a perfect option for a light and healthy winter meal. Discover the recipe here and savor the exotic flavors of this winter delight.

Shaved Fennel Salad

Fennel salad

Fresh orange segments add sweetness and juiciness to this shaved fennel salad. The crisp veggies and salty cheese create a delightful contrast of flavors. Try it here and indulge in a salad that will awaken your taste buds.

Roasted Golden Beets with Arugula and Feta

frisée salad

Even if you’re not a fan of beets, this recipe might just change your mind. A spiced lemon dressing infuses the roasted golden beets with incredible flavors. With each bite, you’ll be hooked on the delicious combination of ingredients. Find the recipe here and experience the magic of this winter salad.


These winter salad recipes are perfect for when you need a quick and easy side dish. They require minimal ingredients and come together in minutes.

Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad

Golden beets recipe with arugula, feta, and pistachios

If you love roasted Brussels sprouts, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by their raw form. Finely shredded and tossed with lemon, dried cranberries, and pecorino cheese, they create a refreshing and delicious winter slaw. Try it here and enjoy the crunchy goodness of this unique salad.

Carrot Salad

Shaved Brussels Sprout Slaw

Crisp and colorful carrots take center stage in this easy salad. Paired with Medjool dates and a honey lemon dressing, they create a delightful blend of natural sweetness. Discover the recipe here and savor the flavors of this vibrant winter slaw.

Cabbage Salad

Carrot salad

Peanut sauce lovers, this one’s for you. Creamy, tangy, and filled with all-season veggies like cabbage and carrots, this slaw is the perfect accompaniment to any meal. The homemade coleslaw dressing packs it with flavor. Try it here and elevate your dining experience with this delightful winter slaw.

Kohlrabi Slaw

Cabbage salad

Tossed in a 5-ingredient mustard dressing, this sweet and tangy slaw can be made in just 15 minutes. Pair it with a grilled cheese sandwich for a delicious winter meal. Find the recipe here and enjoy the simplicity and flavor of this delightful slaw.

Creamy Coleslaw

golden beets recipe with arugula, feta, and pistachios

Creamy coleslaw is often associated with summer picnics, but there’s no reason not to enjoy it in winter too. Filled with all-season veggies like cabbage and carrots, this coleslaw is a flavor-packed side dish. The bold coleslaw dressing takes it to a whole new level. Discover the recipe here and enjoy a taste of summer in the winter months.

Best Broccoli Salad

frisée salad

Even if you’re not a fan of raw broccoli, you’ll love it in this crunchy slaw. Finely chopped and tossed with a lightly creamy dressing, red onion, dried cranberries, and smoky roasted nuts, it transforms into a refreshing and delicious winter salad. Try it here and enjoy the delightful combination of flavors and textures.

Grain and Lentil Winter Salad Recipes

These winter salad recipes are perfect for lunch, thanks to the addition of whole grains or lentils that provide staying power.

Farro Salad

Golden beets recipe with arugula, feta, and pistachios

This farro salad is a perfect lunch option. Replace the farro with brown rice to make it gluten-free. Try it here and enjoy a hearty and flavorful winter salad.

Wild Rice Pilaf

wheat berry salad

This recipe is versatile and can be customized to suit your preferences. You can use roasted butternut squash instead of sweet potatoes, finely chopped kale instead of Brussels sprouts, or pair it with apple cider vinegar dressing for added depth of flavor. Discover the recipe here and enjoy a satisfying and nourishing winter salad.

Curried Lentil Salad

lentil salad recipe

Curried lentil salad is perfect for meal prep. The lentils soak up the dressing in the fridge, becoming even more flavorful with time. Top it with roasted paneer cheese for extra richness or use baked tofu for a dairy-free alternative. Try it here and enjoy a hearty and delicious winter salad.

Wheat Berry Salad

frisée salad

Roasted shallots and sage infuse this winter salad with savory and aromatic flavors. Each bite is a delightful combination of textures and tastes. Find the recipe here and enjoy a nourishing and satisfying winter salad.

Roasted Cauliflower Salad

roasted cauliflower salad

Delight your taste buds with this winter salad that features roasted cauliflower, sweet dried apricots, briny olives, toasted nuts, and tangy pickled onions. The creamy lemon tahini sauce ties all the flavors together harmoniously. Try it here and indulge in a delightful explosion of flavors.

More Favorite Salad Recipes

If you’re looking for even more salad inspiration, our collection of 51 best salad recipes is a treasure trove of culinary delights. Check it out here and discover new ways to enjoy the joy of seasonal produce.

At Takeout Food, we’re dedicated to celebrating the joy of food and providing culinary inspiration to our readers. We hope these winter salad recipes will bring warmth and delight to your table. For more culinary delights, explore our website at Takeout Food.


1. Can I make these winter salads in advance?

Yes, many of these winter salads can be made in advance and stored in the fridge. In fact, some of them taste even better after the flavors have had a chance to meld together overnight. Just be sure to keep any dressings or toppings separate until you’re ready to serve.

2. Can I customize these recipes to suit my dietary preferences?

Absolutely! These recipes are meant to serve as a starting point, and you can easily customize them to suit your dietary needs and preferences. Feel free to add or substitute ingredients as desired to create your perfect winter salad.

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