Wonderful Winter Salads

You don’t have to wait until spring to enjoy a tasty salad. There are plenty of hearty and healthy salads that are perfect for winter. Of course if they remind you of warm spring days, that’s just a bonus. Here are a few of our favorite winter salads.

Roasted Cauliflower Salad With Watercress, Walnuts and Gruyère

SaladBlogRoasting the cauliflower brings out a sweet, nutty flavor, which works exceptionally well with pungent Gruyère cheese and the spiciness of the watercress.


Beet Salad

SaladBlog2Beets are earthy, sweet, and highly versatile – making them a go-to winter staple. This dish looks as great as it tastes, with yellow and red beets, tangy capers, and bright lemon vinaigrette. If you don’t feel like making this dish yourself, you can try the ”NAPA” Beet & Bucheron salad with faro, pecans and cinnamon oil from The Met Bar & Grill.

Winter Salad with Buttermilk Dressing

SaladBlog3This reinvented Waldorf salad features mixed lettuces topped with thin slices of raw beets and apples along with a rich, homemade buttermilk dressing. California Pizza Kitchen also serves a version of this classic salad called the Waldorf Chicken Salad. Theirs features grapes, green apples, candied walnuts, crisp celery, field greens and Gorgonzola tossed with housemade Dijon balsamic vinaigrette.

Winter Steak Salad With 
Charred Endive & Radicchio

SaladBlog4In this filling main-course salad, grilled radicchio and endive are topped with hearty steak and a drizzle of fragrant juniper berry vinaigrette. Another great way to mix steak with your greens is the Thai Beef & Noodle Salad from P.F. Chang’s. They mix warm, sliced flank steak and cool noodles with fresh greens, avocado, mango, grape tomatoes, cucumber and fresh herbs, topped with cilantro and chopped peanuts, in a tangy citrus vinaigrette.

And no entree salad list would be complete without a grilled chicken option. We favor the Luau Salad from The Cheesecake Factory. The red and yellow peppers, green beans, carrots, mango and crisp wontons with macadamia nuts and sesame seeds really set it apart from the field.

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