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20 Salads To Keep You Warm This Winter

October 30, 2015

Did someone just say winter? Lord help me. But seriously, here in Toronto if you blink Fall is basically over so now that the leaves have fallen I am preparing myself for the hiberation that is winter in Canada. Throughout the winter I tend to turn to soups for my main source of veggies, but it’s not fair to rule out salads entirely. That’s why I recruited my girl Jess to do some digging on the best healthy warm winter salads out there to inspire me and all of you all season long.

Jess will be stopping by here on occasion to share some recipes that have been inspiring her and I’m thrilled to have her. I’ll let Jess take it from here…

Here are 20 healthy warm winter salads that will keep you healthy, full and out of hibernation all winter long. The perfect alternative to winter soups!Who says salads are just for the summer time? It may be sweater weather, but that doesn’t mean that salads have to be off the table. Trust me, I understand that it is only natural to crave piping hot soups and comforting chilis in the winter, but just because its cold out doesn’t mean scurvy should be an option!

Swap out cold greens for sauteed leafy greens, colourful roasted veggies and hearty grains. Here are 20 healthy warm winter salads that will keep you healthy, full and out of hibernation all winter long.

1. Maple Roasted Acorn Squash Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette from The Healthy Maven


2. Moroccan Salad with Fig, Basil, and Prosciutto from Cotter Crunch

3.Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Chicken and Mango Chipotle Vinaigrette by Food Faith Fitness

4. Pomegranate and Pear Mason Jar Salad by Fake Food Free

5. Lentil & Sweet Potato Salad by The Healthy Maven


6. Roasted Cauliflower and Farro Salad with Feta and Avocado by Cookie and Kate

7. Roasted Broccoli and Quinoa Salad by Eating Bird Food

8.Mediterranean Wheat Berry Salad by Minimalist Baker


9. Autumn Arugula Salad with Caramelized Squash, Spiced Pecans and Pomegranate Vinaigrette by How Sweet Eats

10. Warm and Roasted Winter Salad Bowl by Oh She Glows

11. Warm Brussels Sprouts Salad by The Healthy Maven

warm-brussels-sprouts-salad copy12. Roasted Beet and Orange Salad by Baked Bree

13.Chili-Orange Veggie Bowl by Love and Lemons

14.Farro, Pomegranate & Arugula Salad by Hummusapien


15.Winter Pomegranate Salad by Fit Foodie Finds


16. Warm Balsamic Kale Salad by Pinch of Yum

17. Warm Apple Fig Salad with Maple Dijon Dressing by Running to the Kitchen

18. Winter Rainbow Panzanella by My New Roots


19. Warm Brussels Sprout and Kale Salad with Maple Glazed Tofu by Heartbeat Kitchen

20. Roasted Fennel Salad with Orange and Mint by My New Roots

Are you a soup or salad person in the winter? Got more winter salad recipes? Comment with the links below!


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  • Reply
    December 21, 2017 at 6:24 am

    all salad are healthy and easy recipe ..thank you ..plz keep sharing more recipe

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    February 9, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    Where are the recipes????

    • Reply
      Davida Kugelmass
      February 9, 2016 at 8:40 pm

      You have to click the links to see individual recipes. Enjoy!

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    Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen
    October 31, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    People always call salads “summer food” but these prove it is definitely an all seasons food! I loooove root veggies and squash in my salads in the winter!

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      Davida Kugelmass
      November 3, 2015 at 9:12 am

      agreed! To be honest, I think I like roasted veggies and root vegetables in salads better than summery veggies. Don’t tell anyone that though haha

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    Bethany @ Athletic Avocado
    October 31, 2015 at 10:32 am

    Just because its getting colder out doesn’t mean salads have to disappear! Great round-up! I need all of these beauties in my life, especially the maple acorn salad with pomegranate !!!

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      Davida Kugelmass
      November 3, 2015 at 9:10 am

      Thanks, lovely! i totally agree! Ain’t no reason we have to say adios to salads in the winter!

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    lindsay Cotter
    October 31, 2015 at 7:10 am

    I’m ready for that progressive salad dinner. 😉 although it’s still hot here to maybe we should start in Canada. Your squash salad … HECK YA

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      Davida Kugelmass
      November 3, 2015 at 9:10 am

      Yeah we should probably start here since I don’t plan on going outside from December until April haha. I should just move to Texas!

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    She Rocks Fitness
    October 30, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    So many beautiful salads and I LOVE all the colors…pinned and tweeted for inspiration, when I am freezing my booty off this winter! XOXO

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      Davida Kugelmass
      November 3, 2015 at 9:08 am

      Thank you, lovely! Obviously it’s like 72 here this week but the tundra will be here next week so I know I’m prepared 🙂

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    kaitlin @4loveofcarrots
    October 30, 2015 at 7:36 am

    your sweet potato, lentil, goat cheese kale salad is hands down my favorite salad!!

    • Reply
      Davida Kugelmass
      October 30, 2015 at 10:52 am

      Aw you’re too sweet! I’ve been making it a ton lately 🙂

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    Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama}
    October 30, 2015 at 6:08 am

    I’m a soup AND salad person in the winter. This is a great round up with so many pretty colors in the salads! Love it.

    • Reply
      Davida Kugelmass
      October 30, 2015 at 10:52 am

      Thanks, gorgeous! I can’t stop staring at all the beautiful and colorful salads too!

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