Our 10 Best Winter Salads

September 28, 2011

If you think salads are just for spring and summer—toss that crazy idea into the cold and try one of these 10 fabulous (and in-season) mix-ups.

Walnut Beet SaladMarinated Hearts of PalmGreens Braised with Dried Fruits and NutsRadicchio Caesar SaladWinter Salad of Oranges and PomegranateCeleriac and Apple Salad with Lemon Garlic DressingRuby Red SlawFennel and Arugula Salad with Hot Tomato DressingThai-Style Peanut-Cabbage SaladPear Salad with Cranberries and Pecans
Ruby reds and deep purples are some of winter's favorite fashion hues. So bring out these colors in an equally stylish walnut and crisp apple salad with a raisin and beet vinaigrette. Recipe: Walnut Beet Salad
If the winter winds are getting you down, escape to a zest-filled paradise via a colorful salad plate. We love seasonal - but unexpected - hearts of palm, grapefruits and oranges in tossed greens. Recipe: Marinated Hearts of Palm
Whether you pick kale, chard or even cabbage - it's hard to go wrong with braised greens tossed in a mix of sweet dried fruits and nuts. We like to think of it as a slightly cooked salad. Recipe: Greens Braised with Dried Fruits and Nuts
All hail Caesar! The king of salads has conquered slightly bitter radicchio with a divine mayonnaise and olive oil based dressing. Recipe: Radicchio Caesar Salad
'Tis the season for citrus! Make the most of winter's juiciest offerings in an elegant fruit salad sprinkled with pistachios and pomegranate seeds. Recipe: Winter Salad of Oranges and Pomegranate
Crisp celeriac (aka celery root), toasted walnuts and a zesty lemon dressing are all used to enhance this already apple-ified salad slaw. Recipe: Celeriac and Apple Salad with Lemon Garlic Dressing
You won't be able to keep your eyes - or forks - off of this vibrant red cabbage slaw tossed with tangy tangerines and radishes. Recipe: Ruby Red Slaw
Want something fresh and crisp but also toasty? Toss together a simple arugula salad dressed in a warm cherry tomato dressing for those chilly winter nights. Recipe: Fennel and Arugula Salad with Hot Tomato Dressing
Substantially heartier than her leafy summer sisters, diced cabbage makes this Thai peanut and spinach salad an absolute powerhouse at dinner. Recipe: Thai-Style Peanut-Cabbage Salad
The season is ripe for beautiful Bartlett pears - use their sweet aroma and flavor to bring an elegant cranberry salad to life. Recipe: Pear Salad with Cranberries and Pecans
Ruby reds and deep purples are some of winter's favorite fashion hues. So bring out these  colors in an equally stylish walnut and crisp apple salad with a raisin and beet vinaigrette. 


Recipe:  Walnut Beet SaladIf the winter winds are getting you down, escape to a zest-filled paradise via a colorful salad plate. We love seasonal - but unexpected - hearts of palm, grapefruits and oranges in tossed greens. 


Recipe:  Marinated Hearts of PalmWhether you pick kale, chard or even cabbage - it's hard to go wrong with braised greens tossed in a mix of sweet dried fruits and nuts. We like to think of it as a slightly cooked salad.  


Recipe:  Greens Braised with Dried Fruits and NutsAll hail Caesar! The king of salads has conquered slightly bitter radicchio with a divine mayonnaise and olive oil based dressing.


Recipe:   Radicchio Caesar Salad'Tis the season for citrus! Make the most of winter's juiciest offerings in an elegant fruit salad sprinkled with pistachios and pomegranate seeds.


Recipe:  Winter Salad of Oranges and PomegranateCrisp celeriac (aka celery root), toasted walnuts and a zesty lemon dressing are all used to enhance this already apple-ified salad slaw. 


Recipe:  Celeriac and Apple Salad with Lemon Garlic DressingYou won't be able to keep your eyes - or forks - off of this vibrant red cabbage slaw tossed with tangy tangerines and radishes.


Recipe:  Ruby Red SlawWant something fresh and crisp but also toasty? Toss together a simple arugula salad dressed in a warm cherry tomato dressing for those chilly winter nights.


Recipe:  Fennel and Arugula Salad with Hot Tomato DressingSubstantially heartier than her leafy summer sisters, diced cabbage makes this Thai peanut and spinach salad an absolute powerhouse at dinner.


Recipe:  Thai-Style Peanut-Cabbage SaladThe season is ripe for beautiful Bartlett pears - use their sweet aroma and flavor to bring an elegant cranberry salad to life.


Recipe:  Pear Salad with Cranberries and Pecans
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