Winter is the time for warm cozy foods to keep us warm and happy. Salads are always an excellent meal for this season. As we head into the colder months we want to make sure we eat the right food, we think we know what we want but we really want to eat better and we find it hard. We all love easy food that is healthy and tasty.
Do you love bringing fresh and healthy salads to potlucks, holiday dinners, and other gatherings? Well, we’ve got a list of delicious winter salad ideas for you to try this holiday season! From easy and delicious salads that can be made in a snap to more elaborate salads that will leave your taste buds dancing, we’ve got something for everyone. So bring the salad party to your next get-together, and don’t forget the dressing recipes.
Delicious Winter Salad Ideas for Christmas Holidays
1-BLUE CHEESE & PECAN SPINACH SALAD
This salad is a delicious and healthy way to refuel after a strenuous workout. It’s also great for any time you want an easy, midsize meal that will fill you up without weighing you down. The ingredients are simple enough that most people should have them in their kitchen already: blue cheese and spinach. But the star of this recipe is the pecans, which add a beautiful layer of flavor and crunchiness to the mix.
2-CAPRESE CHRISTMAS WREATH
A Caprese Christmas wreath is a beautiful way to celebrate the holidays. It’s simple to make and requires just a few ingredients, making it perfect for beginner crafters. First, gather together some fresh herbs such as basil, oregano, and thyme. Then core tomatoes and cut them into thin slices. You can also add mozzarella cheese or ricotta if you’d like. Finally, arrange the ingredients on a piece of floral wire or ribbon before securing them with stitches or crimping the ends closed.
3-RED HOT JELLO SALAD
RED HOT JELLO SALAD is a delicious and spicy salad that features jalapeños, red onions, crumbled bacon, and diced tomatoes. It can be made with chicken or vegetable broth instead of water if you prefer. This salad is easy to make and requires just a few simple ingredients that you likely already have in your kitchen.
4-ORANGE DIJON VINAIGRETTE ON A WINTER CITRUS SALAD
Orange Dijon Vinaigrette is a light and fragrant vinaigrette that pairs perfectly with Winter Citrus Salad. This salad features oranges, mandarin oranges, grapefruit, and tangerines mixed with herbs (dill or cilantro), seasonal fruit such as pears or apples, nuts (pecans or walnuts), and seeds (sesame). The mix of textures and flavors makes this salad an excellent health snack or meal replacement option during the colder months.
5-ROASTED PEAR & PECAN SALAD
ROASTED PEAR & PECAN SALAD is a light and refreshing salad that features pears roasted in salt, sugar, and butter until they are sweetness irresistible. Walnuts provide the perfect amount of crunch while fresh thyme provides a lovely flavor profile. A drizzle of maple syrup completes this gorgeous dish!