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50+ Fresh Winter Salads to Fight Holiday Excess

Jan 2 2016 - 10:00am

With Winter comes the holidays, and with the holidays comes an abundance of cookies [1], cocktails [2], and indulgent meals. If you're seeking a break from the excess of the season, consider one of these salads. By choosing to prepare dishes with Winter produce [3] rather than out-of-season items like tomatoes and corn, you'll not only have tastier results but will also save money in the process [4]. This roundup of our favorite Winter salad recipes includes the freshest cold-weather ingredients, so you won't be sacrificing flavor by choosing salad over heartier holiday meals.

— Additional reporting by Brinton Parker

Warm Spinach Salad With Soft-Boiled Eggs and Bacon

Get the recipe: warm spinach salad with soft-boiled eggs and bacon [5]

Mason Jar Quinoa Salad With Green Thai-Style Dressing

Get the recipe: mason jar quinoa salad with green Thai-style dressing, sweet potato, and pomegranate seeds [6]

Spicy Carrot Sesame Salad

Get the recipe: spicy carrot sesame salad [7]

Toasted Farro Salad With Roasted Leeks and Root Vegetables

Get the recipe: toasted farro salad with roasted leeks and root vegetables [8]

Lemon and Dill Chickpea Salad

Get the recipe: lemon and dill chickpea salad [9]

Grilled Chicken Kale Caesar Salad

Get the recipe: grilled chicken kale caesar salad [10]

Roasted Cauliflower, Chickpea, and Quinoa Salad With Jalapeño Lime Dressing

Get the recipe: roasted cauliflower, chickpea, and quinoa salad with jalapeño lime dressing [11]

Moroccan Carrot and Chickpea Salad

Get the recipe: Moroccan carrot and chickpea salad [12]

Raw Beet Salad With Quinoa, Carrots, Edamame, and Spinach

Get the recipe: raw beet salad with quinoa, carrots, edamame, and spinach [13]

Brussels Sprout, Kale, and Lentil Salad With Citrus and Cranberries

Get the recipe: brussels sprouts, kale, and lentil salad with citrus and cranberries [14]

Farro Salad With Delicata Squash and Pomegranate

Get the recipe: farro salad with delicata squash and pomegranate [15]

Cabbage, Carrot, and Radish Slaw With Lime and Mint

Get the recipe: cabbage, carrot, and radish slaw with lime and mint [16]

Guacamole Chicken Salad

Get the recipe: guacamole chicken salad [17]

Chickpea, Farro, and Greens Salad

Get the recipe: Greek-inspired chickpea, farro, olive, and feta salad [18]

Curried Carrot Salad

Get the recipe: curried carrot salad [19]

Cauliflower, Broccoli, and Sesame Salad

Get the recipe: cauliflower, broccoli, and sesame salad [20]

Roasted Sweet Potato, Wild Rice, and Arugula Salad

Get the recipe: roasted sweet potato, wild rice, and arugula salad [21]

Lemony Lentil and Chickpea Salad

Get the recipe: lemony lentil and chickpea salad [22]

Arugula, Dried Cherry, and Wild Rice Salad With Lemony Dressing

Get the recipe: arugula, dried cherry, and wild rice salad with lemony dressing [23]

Avocado Red Onion Salad

Get the recipe: avocado red onion salad [24]

Asian Chicken Salad With Crispy Ramen Noodles

Get the recipe: Asian chicken salad with crispy ramen noodles [25]

Kale Caesar Salad

Get the recipe: kale caesar salad [26]

Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad With Walnuts and Apples

Get the recipe: shaved brussels sprout salad with walnuts and apples [27]

Everything Quinoa Salad

Get the recipe: everything quinoa salad [28]

Brussels Sprout and Kale Salad With Gorgonzola, Pear, and Pancetta

Get the recipe: brussels sprout and kale salad with gorgonzola, pear, and pancetta [29]

Carrot Coin Salad With Parsley

Get the recipe: carrot coin salad with parsley [30]

Spicy Tahini Soba Noodle Salad

Get the recipe: spicy tahini soba noodle salad [31]

Vietnamese Chicken Salad With Rice Noodles

Get the recipe: Vietnamese chicken salad with rice noodles [32]

Quinoa Salad With Pomegranates, Pistachios, and Bacon

Get the recipe: quinoa salad with pomegranates, pistachios, and bacon [33]

Chicken Salad With Olive Oil and Herbs

Get the recipe: chicken salad with olive oil and herbs [34]

Kale Salad With Pecorino and Pine Nuts

Get the recipe: kale salad with pecorino, pine nuts, and golden raisins [35]

Marinated Chickpea Salad

Get the recipe: marinated chickpea salad [36]

Brussels Sprouts Salad With Pomegranate, Walnuts, and Jalapeño

Get the recipe: brussels sprouts salad with pomegranate, walnuts, and jalapeño [37]

Tortellini Salad With Pineapple, Oranges, and Red Onion

Get the recipe: tortellini salad with pineapple, oranges, and red onion [38]

Roasted Cauliflower and Farro Salad With Feta and Avocado

Get the recipe: roasted cauliflower and farro salad with feta and avocado [39]

Warm Kale and Acorn Squash Salad

Get the recipe: warm kale and acorn squash salad [40]

Warm Freekeh, Butternut Squash, and Pomegranate Salad

Get the recipe: warm freekeh, butternut squash, and pomegranate salad [41]

Watermelon Radish, Orange, and Goat Cheese Salad

Get the recipe: watermelon radish, orange, and goat cheese salad [42]

Butternut Squash Tabbouleh

Get the recipe: butternut squash tabbouleh [43]

Swiss Chard Salad With Lemon, Parmesan, and Breadcrumbs

Get the recipe: Swiss chard salad with lemon, parmesan, and breadcrumbs [44]

Ginger Roasted Pumpkin and Quinoa Salad With Mint, Chili, and Lime

Get the recipe: ginger roasted pumpkin and quinoa salad with mint, chili, and lime [45]

Fennel, Orange, and Feta Salad

Get the recipe: fennel, orange, and feta salad [46]

Southwestern Kale Salad With Sweet Potato, Quinoa, and Avocado Sauce

Get the recipe: Southwestern kale salad with sweet potato, quinoa, and avocado sauce [47]

Brussels Sprout, Butternut Squash, and Pomegranate Mason Jar Salad

Get the recipe: brussels sprout, butternut squash, and pomegranate mason jar salad [48]

Grilled Ginger-Sesame Chopped Chicken Salad

Get the recipe: grilled ginger-sesame chopped chicken salad [49]

Sorghum, Sweet Potato, and White Bean Salad With Kale Pesto

Get the recipe: sorghum, sweet potato, and white bean salad with kale pesto [50]

Shredded Brussels Sprouts Citrus Salad

Get the recipe: shredded brussels sprouts and citrus salad [51]

Farro Salad With Toasted Pine Nuts, Currants, and Mustard Greens

Get the recipe: farro salad with toasted pine nuts, currants, and mustard greens [52]

Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Grain Salad

Get the recipe: choose-your-own-adventure grain salad [53]

Winter Fruit Salad

Get the recipe: Winter fruit salad [54]

Quinoa, Pomegranate, and Arugula Salad

Get the recipe: quinoa, pomegranate, and arugula salad [55]

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