5 Ways of Making your Winter Salad a Wholesome Dinner

Surprisingly enough, winter is the time for salads. Not the fresh spring or crunchy juicy summer salads, though, but more substantial, colorful and comforting ones. Try 5 new truly winter salads - they use seasonal ingredients only! And if you allow each recipe to bring along a ‘plus one’, the salad will magically turn into a full meal!



Brussels Hazelnut Salad


This colorful salad combines hazelnuts, Brussels sprouts and cranberries – a mix that pleases the eye! In fact, it is so pretty that even kids wouldn’t mind eating a helping of the warm Brussels Hazelnut Salad.  


Plus one: roast 1 pound of potatoes to toss with the salad, add twice as much cheese and dressing to coat the potatoes.


Candied Walnuts, Beet and Goat Cheese Salad


An easy, yet delicious salad, a truly seasonal meal! The sweetness of beets and candied walnuts, the delicate crunch of baby greens and the witty combination of ingredients make the Candied Walnuts, Beet and Goat Cheese Salad a great main course as is – you only need to increase the serving!  


Plus one: for a more filling dinner, add cubed chicken.


Pear Roquefort Salad


Fruity, tangy and crunchy, this salad is a firework of versatile tastes and textures! However, the mustard dressing unites it all wonderfully. The Pear Roquefort Salad makes a great, pre-festive or even festive side dish.


Plus one: add cubed pork.


Kale and Baked Yam Salad


This Kale and Baked Yam Salad offers a flavor contrast that surprises and pleases the palate. Caramelized onions and kale pair up with sweet yam to make a very satisfying duo!


Plus one: add canned Cannellini beans.



Orange and Avocado Salad with Blue Cheese


This salad recipe was inspired by the famous Pear Roquefort Salad we mentioned earlier. It’s great for a busy day’s night – the recipe only calls for widely available premade ingredients, and yet Orange and Avocado Salad with Blue Cheese is super tasty!


Plus one: add shredded roasted turkey.


Ease up on your diet in the middle of the holiday season with these 5 winter salads!

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