78 Winter Salad Recipes That Show Off In-Season Produce

Grilled Steak Salad with Horseradish Dressing

Salads aren't just for summer! Each of these winter salad recipes features seasonal ingredients, can be ready to eat in less than 50 minutes, and contains fewer than 450 calories per serving. These best-of-the-best winter salad ideas are all satisfying, healthful, and hearty enough to be served as a main course.

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Cabbage and Apple Farro Toss

Cabbage and Apple Farro Toss
Brie Passano

Change up your salad game with a grain salad instead of one based around leafy greens. Nutty farro, a fiber-loaded ancient grain, might just steal the spotlight from bacon in this winter farro salad. Yes, really! Complemented with sweet-tart apples and crisp cabbage, the whole grain might just become your new favorite carb. (Although we think it's nearly impossible to pick just one!)

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Grilled Steak Salad With Fresh Horseradish Dressing

Grilled Steak Salad with Horseradish Dressing

This showy steak salad has earned five stars from BH&G fans, and while it looks a bit summery, you can absolutely make this meal any day of the year. Simply use a grill pan for the steak and skewered tomatoes and onions to make the winter salad indoors. Grab whatever greens look freshest at the supermarket to use as a bed for the tender, juicy beef and creamy homemade horseradish dressing.

Buy It: Scanpan Grill Pan, $110, Sur la Table

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Eggs and Wilted Spinach Salad

eggs, spinach

You need just seven ingredients to mix up this spinach, apple, and egg salad. Whether you enjoy it for breakfast or dinner, this nutritionally well-balanced warm winter salad doesn't require any additions to make it a meal.

Test Kitchen Tip: Not big on blue cheese? Substitute crumbled goat cheese.

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Power Kale Salad

Power Kale Salad

Kale is most available—and most delicious—during the coldest time of year. Take advantage of that fact, plus in-season citrus and pears, to build this superfood-loaded winter kale salad. Baked chicken and a bit of cheese bolster each serving with 35 grams of protein.

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Winter Bulgur Salad With Olive Dressing

Winter Bulgur Salad with Olive Dressing

Make the most of carbs by blending one of your favorite whole grains (here, bulgur) one-to-one with riced cauliflower (in season beginning late fall). The result: a vegan winter salad clocking in at 361 calories and 10 grams of protein to qualify as a full meal.

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Roasted Salmon and Farro Bowls

Roasted Salmon and Farro Bowls

This winter salmon salad would get any dietitian's stamp of approval—and will earn rave reviews from dinner guests. Flaky and rich baked salmon plays nicely with the nutty farro and sautéed squash. To keep it even more seasonal, trade the zucchini for cubes of butternut, acorn, or delicata squash.

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Shaved Brussels Sprouts With Green Onion Vinaigrette

Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Green Onion Vinaigrette

Thinly sliced raw Brussels sprouts are the base of this unique winter salad idea. In a hurry and can't find shaved sprouts at the store? You can use 10 cups of shredded napa cabbage instead.

Test Kitchen Tip: To trim Brussels sprouts, cut off the stems just at the spot where the leaves start to grow. Remove dark green outer leaves until the tender, light green leaves are uniformly exposed.

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