Looking for a knock-out winter salad? These are the best winter salad recipes that make the most of the produce the season has to offer.

Winter salad

Winter food doesn’t need to be all brown and mushy. Nope, one of the best ways to keep eating vibrant, colorful vegetables in the cold months? A winter salad! You’ll be surprised by the amount of bright colors and varied textures you can pack into a salad. What are the seasonal ingredients that star in these winter salad recipes?

  • Leafy greens like kale and spinach
  • Pomegranate seeds
  • Citrus
  • Apples
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Beets
  • Winter squash

These ingredients combine into some of the most delicious salads you’ll have, the perfect accessory to a winter dinner. Ready to get chopping? Let’s go.

And now…the top winter salad recipes to try!

More resources for winter eating

There are lots of tasty recipes for eating in the cold months! Sometimes it’s easy to default to mac and cheese. But there are lots more ways to eat healthy in the winter. Here are some ideas:

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Pomegranate salad

Go-To Winter Salad

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


This pomegranate salad is absolutely irresistible! It stars a sweet tart salad dressing and the vibrant crunch of pomegranate seeds.




  1. Cut and seed the pomegranate
  2. Thinly slice the shallot. Thinly slice the apple (and toss it with 1 teaspoon lemon juice or vinegar if desired to prevent browning).
  3. Toast the pecans (don’t skip: this brings out the nutty flavor). Alternatively, make glazed pecans.
  4. Make the Apple Cider Vinegar Dressing or Pomegranate Vinaigrette
  5. Place the greens on a platter. Top with the pomegranate seeds, sliced shallot, toasted pecans, and goat cheese or feta cheese crumbles. Toss with the desired amount of dressing to taste. (Store the extra dressing refrigerated and warm to room temperature and whisk again before using.)


  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: Raw
  • Cuisine: Salad

Keywords: Winter salad

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you'll want to make again and again.

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