Our 10 Best Winter Salads

on September 28, 2011
Mark Boughton/ styling: Teresa Blackburn

Walnut Beet Salad

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

Mark Boughton/ styling: Teresa Blackburn

Marinated Hearts of Palm

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

Mark Boughton/ styling: Teresa Blackburn

Greens Braised with Dried Fruits and Nuts

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

Mark Boughton/ styling: Teresa Blackburn

Radicchio Caesar Salad

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

Mark Boughton/ styling: Teresa Blackburn

Winter Salad of Oranges and Pomegranate

'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

Mark Boughton/ styling: Teresa Blackburn

Celeriac and Apple Salad with Lemon Garlic Dressing

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

Mark Boughton/ styling: Teresa Blackburn

Ruby Red Slaw

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

Mark Boughton/ styling: Teresa Blackburn

Fennel and Arugula Salad with Hot Tomato Dressing

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

Mark Boughton/ styling: Teresa Blackburn

Thai-Style Peanut-Cabbage Salad

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

Pear Salad with Cranberries and Pecans

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

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