Who could use a few healthy meal suggestions amongst all of the Christmas cookie recipes? Me, me! Today, I’m thrilled to share a round-up of 10 Winter Salads You Need In Your Life!

Are you doing your best to lighten things up in between holidays? I don’t know about you, but I’ve been bombarded by one after another holiday gathering. So, when I’m not attending some sort of festivity, I’m doing my best to stick with figure-friendly but still delicious eats. In this winter salad recipe roundup, I’m featuring a few of my go-to wintery salads and some from several of my favorite bloggers.

Winter salads might just trump summer salads!

winter beet salad in a large gray bowl with serving spoons

10 Healthy Vibrant Winter Salads You Need In Your Life!

Fuji Apple Chicken Salad – my favorite sandwich shop meal recreated and even tastier than the original!!

apple chicken salad served in a wooden bowl

Easy Thanksgiving Salad – mixed greens tossed with roasted butternut squash, pomegranate seeds and an orange cinnamon vinaigrette that shakes up easily in a jar.

salad with butternut squash and pomegranate seeds served in a wooden serving bowl


Pomegranate Wild Rice Saladmixed greens with wild rice tossed in a simple lemon honey vinaigrette topped with roasted sweet potato, pomegranate arils, toasted almonds, and goat or feta cheese! | Chelsea’s Messy Apron

Pomegranate Wild Rice Salad in a black bowl with a silver serving spoon

Butternut Squash and Cranberry Quinoa Saladroasted butternut squash, sweet cranberries, and salty toasted pumpkin seeds mixed with a sweet Balsamic Vinaigrette. Serve it chilled as a side, take it as a lunch or serve it for dinner topped with sliced chicken. | Little Broken

butternut squash quinoa salad in a white bowl

Balsamic Butternut, Kale and Cranberry Panzanella – a winter panzanella salad that features roasted butternut squash, kale, toasted croutons, cranberries and shallots tossed in homemade balsamic vinaigrette. | Cookie and Kate

panzanella salad with butternut squash and kale served in a clear salad bowl

Winter Beet and Pomegranate Salad with Maple Candied Pecans and Balsamic Citrus Dressing– a winter beet and pomegranate salad with maple candied pecans + balsamic citrus dressing. | Half Baked Harvest

winter beet salad served in a salad serving bowl with spoons

Roasted Butternut Squash Winter Salad with Kale, Farro and Cranberry Dressing – a wholesome and comforting dish – perfect as a side for a delicious winter meal, or as a wholesome lunch on its own. | Kitchen Confidante

farro and butternut squash salad served in a white bowl

Holiday Kale Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash – vibrant holiday kale salad with roasted butternut squash is absolutely perfect for the holidays (or an average weeknight). You can make it ahead of time and everyone loves it! | Eating Bird Food

kale butternut squash salad served on a large white serving plate with a wooden spoon

Winter Spa Salad with Lemon Chicken– a salad loaded with chickpeas, spinach, pomegranates, Cara Cara oranges, avocado, shallots, herbs, dressing, and lemon chicken. | Pinch of Yum

chickpea chicken salad in a small bowl with fork

Kale and Asian Pear Salad – simple, tasty warm kale salad with Asian pears. | A House in the Hills

kale salad topped with sliced pear and chopped pecans on a white plate


How do you feel about salads during winter? What’s your favorite wintery salad ingredient?

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