Whether you’re in the mood for citrus, apples, or a charred Caesar, we’ve got all the best winter salad recipes right here.

Wedge Salad with Buttermilk Chive Dressing and Pomegranate Seeds
Diana Koenigsberg

While salads may seem like a dish best enjoyed on a hot summer day—perhaps poolside with a glass of lemonade in hand—winter vegetables make for hearty salads that will have you eating your greens all year long.

In the cooler months, we see ingredients like chicory, pomegranates, apples, cabbage, kale, Brussels sprouts, and more come into season. Whether you shred up a combination of these fresh greens for a side salad or toss them into a hot pan for a wilted warm version, the options for crunchy and flavor-packed winter dishes are endless. 

This wintry wedge combines buttermilk, lemon juice, and black pepper for a bright dressing, topped with pomegranate seeds and fresh chives. For a warm side, heat a cast iron and char some radicchio, which boast a bitter flavor that turns a bit sweet when cooked. This warm radicchio salad is topped with ricotta salata, a firm and sliceable style of ricotta, a drizzle of honey to amp up the sweetness, and crushed pistachios for texture. 

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Waiting around for Brussels sprouts to roast can take far longer than you may want to spend on a simple side dish. If you haven’t tried the vegetable raw and shredded, consider this salad, which mixes pecorino and tangerines—it’s the perfect recipe to start you off. Or, if you’re into meal prepping, roast a big batch of Brussels sprouts at once before storing them in the fridge to toss into salads like a charred Caesar that combines sprouts and crisped kale with romaine hearts. Find all of our favorite salad recipes to make with winter ingredients below.

Favorite Winter Salad Recipes

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