6 Winter Salad Recipes

When you think of a salad you probably transport yourself to a cooling lunch on a hot summer day. But, salads don’t belong exclusively to the warmer months. In fact, from December to March you’ll find citrus fruits at their peak, which means a whole range of flavorful, juicy, colorful additions to your salad. Plus, they work well with winter vegetables like beets and radicchio, which are readily available in the chilly season. Try our winter salad recipes: they’ll help you create a meal that’ll brighten your day and get you through even the coldest, darkest, snowiest parts of the next few months. 

Citrus and Seed Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

A white bowl contains a winter salad made with greens, pepitas, and plenty of sliced citrus fruit.

The mix of fresh grown citrus fruit and a homemade Basil Vinaigrette make this Citrus and Seed Salad a winter delight. The bright flavors in this salad by TABLE Magazine contributing editor Anna Franklin will add a little sunshine to your plate and rescue you from the winter blues.

COLDCO Farm Charred Radicchio Salad

A head of radicchio cut in half and charred on a dark plate with shaved parmesan.

Radicchio — beautifully magenta, leafy, and cabbage-like — offers up a pleasing vegetal bitterness. Charring the radicchio takes down the bitterness a notch, introducing some smoky notes, and extending its virtues into lots of wintery options. You could try a small plate of charred radicchio or you could go a bit further with this Charred Radicchio Salad recipe.

Pickled Veggie Salad with Mustard Dressing

A pickled vegetable salad plated on white plates with silverwear.

The earthy, sweet-yet-tart zing of pickled beets and other cold weather vegetables like cauliflower is loved by many. For our Pickled Veggie Salad with Mustard Dressing, pick up some pickled beets and stone-ground mustard to plate up a healthy, beautifully flavorful winter salad with an infusion of vitamins and minerals.

COLDCO Bitter Greens Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette

A close up picture of bitter green leaves littered with sliced fruit in the bitter greens salad.

In this COLDCO Bitter Greens Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette, throw in your favorite salad toppings like freshly shaved parmesan cheese, roasted pepitas, and sliced citrus fruits. These elements, combined with the tangy notes from the vinaigrette, create a burst of flavor in your mouth perfect for the winter months.

Roasted Beet Salad with French Vinaigrette

A blue plate on a wood table holds a winter salad made with roasted beets and other ingredients.

Hand-picked beets are wonderful winter fare and are actually at their best late in the season, when they’ve had time to accumulate the natural sugars and earthy flavors. With this Roasted Beet Salad recipe, you can bring out all their virtues with a quick roasting session, and a drizzle of delicious French Vinaigrette.

COLDCO Farm Winter Salad

Varigated purple lettuces on a dark speckled plate with a creamy dressing and chopped nuts.

After a quick trip to your local farmer’s market, use those fresh ingredients for our COLDCO Farm Winter Salad. This recipe is made special with bitter Italian greens, grated parmesan cheese, chopped hazelnuts, and a tangy vinaigrette that you’ll want every last drop of.

Story by Kylie Thomas

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