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Spring and summer provide a bounty of fresh produce that tastes amazing when tossed together in a mixing bowl, but that doesn’t mean cooler weather should come up short on the salad front. Whether you’re looking for a main course like goose confit and figs atop leafy greens or a side to accompany your holiday meal, we’ve got you covered. With seasonal flavors like sweet potato and apple, and warm bases like quinoa, our best winter salad recipes will satisfy your lighter cravings during the cold weather months.

Grilled-Cabbage Caesar Salad

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"Fennel

Fennel and Citrus Salad with Charred Squid

Fennel and Citrus Salad with Charred Squid

Apple and Kale Salad with Black Sesame and Cashews

Crunchy cashews coated with maple syrup and sesame seeds, and a boldly piquant dressing of Shanxi vinegar, add texture and verve to the classic kale salad.
"Arugula

Arugula and Cashew Pesto Salad

A chunky cashew pesto made with sharp, pungent Västerbotten cheese is tossed with chopped arugula to yield an unctuous salad with a robust umami flavor. Get the recipe for Arugula and Cashew Pesto Salad »
"Turnip

Turnip Salad with Green Grape Vinaigrette

Turnip Salad with Green Grape Vinaigrette
"Cooked

Cooked and Raw Winter Salad

Bacon, parmesan, and pine nuts combine with a medley of cooked and raw vegetables to make a satisfying salad from The Canal House’s Christopher Hirsheimer. Get the recipe for Cooked and Raw Winter Salad »
"Butter

Butter Lettuce Salad with Pistachios and Orange Crème Fraîche Dressing

Butter Lettuce Salad with Pistachios and Orange Crème Fraîche Dressing
"Parsley

Parsley and Onion Salad

Fresh red onions add cool spice to this simple parsley salad from Jeremiah Cooks (Stewart, Tabori and Chang, 2002), by Jeremiah Tower. Served on grilled bread with a touch of mint and a sprinkle of capers, the salad looks as appealing as it tastes. Get the recipe for Parsley and Onion Salad »
"Goose

Goose Confit and Fig Salad

For this luxurious salad, top spicy arugula with a rich confit of braised goose leg and fresh black mission figs.
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Sprouts, Kohlrabi, and Beet Salad with Herbed Crème Fraîche Dressing

Sprouts, Kohlrabi, and Beet Salad with Herbed Crème Fraîche Dressing
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"Cannellini

Cannellini Bean Salad with Radicchio and Celery

Cannellini Bean Salad with Radicchio and Cele
"Watercress
"Rainy

Rainy Day Chicken with Eggplant Salad

Rainy Day Chicken with Eggplant Salad
"Seaweed

Seaweed Salad with Orange and Macadamia Nuts

Seaweed Salad with Orange and Macadamia Nuts
"Radish
"Winter

Winter Salad with Buttermilk Dressing

Walnuts, apple, and sliced beet add crunch and flavor to this wintertime salad.
"Parsley

Parsley and Pancetta Salad

Crisp, salty pancetta, earthy parsley, and lemon combine beautifully in this salad from Houston’s Dolce Vita restaurant.
"Baby

Baby Kale Salad with Pine Nuts, Parmesan, and Lemon Vinaigrette

This quick, zesty kale salad from Florida chef Jeffery Jew gets a decadent touch from rich pine nuts and ribbons of parmesan cheese.
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"Escarole

Escarole with Confit Duck Gizzards, Comté, and Walnuts

Winemakers Alice and Olivier de Moor use confit duck gizzards in this simple winter salad, but confit duck legs make a fine substitute. Get the recipe for Escarole with Confit Duck Gizzards, Comté, and Walnuts »

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