The winter season can resemble a barren wasteland when it comes to fresh fruits and veggies. But it's ok, just back away from the potatoes and frozen foods. You can throw together hearty, fresh, and bright winter salads. We know, we tried!
Here are a few of our favorites to keep you going until you spot some fresh greens at your market.
This salad gets a hearty boost from nutty wild rice, which jives so swell with sweet roast butternut squash. Craisins, fresh cilantro, and tangy lemon juice add an extra dose of sweet and savory flavor and the poblanos heat it up. This is a stunning side dish to roasted chicken or a great main with the addition of some fresh goat cheese for protein.
Dried blueberries, fresh mozzarella, lemon juice and cilantro punch up the sweetness and the flavor in this sweet and savory Roasted Purple Cauliflower, Sweet Potato and Mozzarella Salad. Serve it over fresh greens for a complete meal or as a side to the main dinner dish.
Winter Salad with Chickpea Croutons is perfect for when the cold weather arrives. It is super healthy, quick to make and hearty thanks to fiber filled beets and chickpeas. Sliced avocados add creaminess and pumpkin seeds add crunch. It's fast and fun and a beautiful way to brighten up those grey winter days.