Ideas for Winter Salads

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Salads are a hugely popular meal choice for many. There is a huge variety of ways to create a salad, meaning there’s something to suit everyone’s tastes. As the months get colder though, summery salads become less appealing. Here are some ways to continue to enjoy this adaptable meal while cozying up in the winter. 

Cabbage as a Base

While fresh crunchy lettuces are perfect for warmer days, they don’t hit the same way when it’s cold. Using red or white cabbage, finely shredded and well-dressed, as a base in winter is much more fitting for the cooler weather. 

Add Nuts

Nuts are typically associated with the fall and winter periods and are a super healthy and tasty addition to a winter-style salad. Walnuts are particularly good, but cashews and almonds work well too.

Use Fall and Winter Fruits

Tomatoes and cucumber work well for adding freshness and zing to salads in summer, but winter vegetables are harder to incorporate in the same way. Using fruit like apples and oranges has the same effect, and works really well with nuts and seeds.

Include Some Grains

Salads in winter need to be a bit heartier, and adding some quinoa or couscous helps to bulk out your salad in a delicious and balanced way.