16 Deliciously Healthy Winter Salads

Winter citrus salad

Don’t let boring, lackluster, and flavorless salads get you down this winter. By adding fruits, vegetables, nuts, homemade dressings, and cheeses to salads, you elevate a winter salad to a whole new level. Get ready to drool over salads – yes you heard us right! Using seasonal ingredients, these winter salads will be your new favorite healthy meals.

A Winter Salad – Spinach, Apple, Gorgonzola & Candied Walnuts

“A flavour packed Winter salad made with baby spinach, red apple, creamy Gorgonzola cheese and candied walnuts that are crunchy, sweet and spicy. This is a salad that’s sure to keep those winter blues far, far away with salty, streaky, smoked pancetta and little sprinkles of pomegranate.” – Emily

Roasted Vegetable Winter Salad

“Roasting vegetables is the best way to cook them in our opinion, and the easiest way to get people to eat more veggies. This Roasted Vegetable Winter Salad is a salad for people that think salads aren’t filling or they think they are boring. It’s the salad for people that think they don’t like salads! Warm and hearty – perfect for a cold winter day.” – Dannii

Apple Walnut Spinach Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

“This Apple Walnut Spinach Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing is a delicious winter salad recipe that’s packed with healthy greens, fruit, nuts, sweet onions, sharp blue cheese and buttery goat cheese, all topped with a sweet balsamic salad dressing!” – Chrissie

Roasted Squash, Caramelized Fig and Feta Salad

“For the time being though, this salad is my current favorite, and I think it’s pretty obvious why. Hello to honey roasted squash, sweet caramelized figs, and feta cheese.” – Tieghan

Roasted Beets and Butternut Squash Salad

“Spicy arugula, roasted beets and butternut squash mixed with crunchy walnuts, and creamy goat cheese. All drizzled with an incredible Orange Vinaigrette dressing! Simple lunch recipe, dinner salad or quick pick me up for those cold winter days.” – Amy

Pear Pomegranate Salad

“This seasonal Pear Pomegranate Salad starts with mixed greens tossed with candied pecans, fresh Bartlett pears, pomegranate arils, sweetened dried cranberries, and feta cheese. Drizzle the delicious raspberry poppy seed dressing (made with real raspberries) over this salad and enjoy!” – Chelsea

Easy Brussels Sprout Salad

“This Brussels Sprout Salad is my kind of salad, it is packed full of flavor with sweet candied pecans, creamy, tangy, goat cheese, and salty bacon. To make this low carb, use roasted pecans instead. All of these ingredients are brought together by a slightly sweet, tangy balsamic vinaigrette. Brussels Sprout Salad is a cold salad made with raw Brussels sprouts and it makes a delicious main dish for a weeknight and an amazing side for upcoming holiday dinners.” – Kat & Melinda

Winter Salad with Maple Cider Vinaigrette

“Winter Salad with Maple Cider Vinaigrette features crisp apples, red onion, and blue cheese crumbled all tossed together with salad greens and sprinkled with homemade candied pecans. This recipe combines all the flavors — sweet, tart, sharp, spicy — for a refreshing and delicious salad.” – Sheila

Kale Salad with Proscuitto and Figs

“Between sweet seasonal figs, salty prosciutto, chopped Italian lettuces, gorgonzola and a creamy vinaigrette – this one is definitely a crowd pleaser that you’ll make over and over. I like to freeze the gorgonzola so that I can shave it right onto the salad, but you can definitely crumble it on too. Also, if you don’t have walnut oil or can’t find it, you can use all olive oil!” – Giada

Winter Rainbow Quinoa Salad

“Quinoa + salads = not usually my thing, but I made this one my thing by adding goat cheese and pistachios and a new grown-up thing I’m having a phase with — BEETS. But I feel like a traitor for finally coming around, so I don’t really want to talk about that anymore.” – Lindsay

Warm Brussels Sprouts and Pear Salad

“This Warm Brussels Sprouts and Pear Salad combines winter flavors in a warm and filling side dish, all in about 15 minutes.” – Beth

Crunchy Winter Salad with Balsamic Honey Mustard Dressing

“This healthy, delicious crunchy winter salad is paired with a homemade balsamic-honey mustard dressing. Easy to prepare and ready in 10 minutes or less!” – Marie

Roasted Beet and Goat Cheese Salad with Wild Rice and Chickpeas (Gluten Free)

“This beet and goat cheese salad is a delicious side dish any beet lover will enjoy! The beets are tossed with goat cheese, U.S.-grown wild rice, chickpeas, and a zippy lemon vinaigrette.” – Alex

Spinach Pomegranate Salad

“This pretty Spinach Pomegranate Salad is the best winter salad. It’s full of juicy pomegranate, toasted hazelnuts, and mint and tossed in a maple balsamic dressing. You will LOVE it!” – Kristen

Winter Green Citrus Salad

“This winter greens citrus salad is a balancing act of sweet and bitter, topped with a quick, homemade orange and red wine vinaigrette. The blood oranges, navel oranges, and grapefruit pair perfectly with the bitter winter greens like radicchio and endive. To round out the flavors, a mixture of seasonal baby greens are mixed in, like spinach, chard, and arugula.” – Aberdeen

Pear Salad with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette

“This easy to prepare Pear Salad with homemade maple-bacon vinaigrette is a beautiful dish to serve for lunch or as a first course during the fall and winter months. Don’t miss the sommelier wine pairings, just before the recipe card in the post!” – Amanda