4 Winter Salad Ideas

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By Recipe Team on January 25, 2021

Even in the depths of winter, sometimes all you crave is something fresh and green—especially right after the holiday daze of heavy meals. 

It's just as important over the winter months to aim for five to eight daily servings of fruits and vegetables, notes Troy Mueller, registered dietitian with Carilion Clinic

"Find out what's in-season in your region—in-season winter produce can include greens, grapes, mushrooms and root vegetables—and stock up on those," suggests Troy. "You can always freeze the extra."

Enter the winter salad. These four salads from the Carilion Living recipe files are New Year's resolution-safe yet still seasonally appropriate, starring cool-weather produce.

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Endive Salad

This recipe, courtesy of our Community Health and Outreach team, features endive, a cool-weather crop grown on Morningside Urban Farm. We especially love the flavorful mustard vinaigrette.

Creamy Broccoli Salad 

Creamy with a satisfying crunch plus a hint of sweetness, this vitamin-packed salad checks all the boxes. Made with light mayonnaise and plain yogurt, that creamy dressing is lower in fat and calories than you might expect. Add some cooked shredded chicken to take this dish from side salad to dinner. 

A plate of broccoli salad with grapes, walnuts and yogurt dressing.

Mason Jar Berry-Pecan Salad 

Loaded with antioxidants and layered with quinoa for protein, this refreshing and crunchy salad is made in a mason jar for the perfect pack-it-and-go lunch.

Close up of wooden bowl filled with greens, mixed nuts and fresh berries.

Roasted Beet Walnut Salad

Beets bring the essential nutrients and antioxidants, walnuts and olive oil are here with the healthy fats in this colorful seasonal salad. 

Plate of roasted beet and walnut salad.


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