8 Easy Winter Salad Recipes —Because Soup Isn’t the Only Cold-Weather Dinner Staple To Love

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The secret to making a cold-weather salad sing is in the ingredients you choose. According to Amy Gorin, MS, RDN, a plant-based registered dietitian in the New York City area and owner of Plant-Based Eats, some of the most common winter salad ingredients include roasted vegetables (ideally ones that are in-season, like winter squashes and other root vegetables), vegetarian protein sources (think beans and eggs), and dark leafy greens like arugula and spinach. Celebrity chef and certified nutritionist Serena Poon also loves to use beets, butternut squash, Brussel sprouts, root vegetables, mushrooms, ancient grains, nuts, and warming spices like garlic and ginger in her winter salads.

The beauty of salads, winter and otherwise, is that you really can’t go wrong. Choose ingredients you love, in this case, warming seasonal ingredients. Toss them together. Top everything with a dressing, and you’re good to go. But, just in case you need some winter salad recipe inspiration, keep scrolling for some recommendations from Gorin and Poon that will quickly become regulars in your winter dishes rotation.

This content is strictly the opinion of Chef Serena Poon and is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice or to take the place of medical advice or treatment from a personal physician. All readers/viewers of this content are advised to consult their doctors or qualified health professionals regarding specific health questions. Neither Serena nor the publisher of this content takes responsibility for possible health consequences of any person or persons reading or following the information in this educational content. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition, supplement or lifestyle program.

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