8 Winter Salads to Brighten Winter

These cold-weather veggie platters are the greatest, from cheesy & chopped to warm grain bowls.Winter brings comfort foods. Chili and brisket, spaghetti and meatballs. 

As well as salads. Wait—salads? Yes, you heard right. Not just for summer. Well-prepared salads may be as comforting as roast chicken and mashed potatoes on a bleak winter day. 

Warm Kale Salad 

This winter salad features vitamin C-rich kale and beta carotene-rich butternut with bacon for smokiness without fat or calories. 

Candied Walnut Kale Bacon Salad 

This salad is simple to put together. You can even make it hours in advance. 

ABC Winter Salad 

This simple slaw of grated raw apples, beets, and carrots brightens the darkest days. Citrus and ginger make it refreshing, so you'll crave it in summer. 

Harvest Honeycrisp Apple and Feta Salad 

If you dislike arugula, try kale. Just massage the kale with olive oil and salt before adding it to the salad. 

Citrus Strawberry and Avocado Salad 

Tangy goat cheese and sweet and savory poppy seed dressing top the salad of seasonal oranges, avocado slices, and strawberries. It has flavor, color, and texture in every bite. 

Warm Honey Mustard Salad  

Doiron recommends this salad for set-it-and-forget. It's also a cheap and easy lunch for home workers who want a healthy meal between Zoom meetings. 

Baked Cabbage Salad 

This baked cabbage salad has Doiron's favorite vegetables, savoy cabbage and delicata squash. Their thin slices make them great for baked salads. 

Citrus Cabbage Salad  

This napa cabbage salad showcases colorful winter produce. It’s sweet and tangy with plenty of veggie crunch. 

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