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25 Winter Salad Recipes You’ll Make Again and Again

Winter meal-planning just got so much easier.

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Our Favourite Winter Salad Recipes

Cold winter days make warm main meal salads appealing, as well as colourful side salads that sit alongside the season’s heavy casseroles and stews. Beets, cabbage, celeriac, potatoes and olives make their appearance, as well as apples and citrus fruits. These winter salad recipes will make healthy meal-planning a breeze.

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Buckwheat and Cranberry Salad

Dried cranberries and toasted pistachios are mixed with buckwheat and dressed with a lemon and parsley dressing.

Get the recipe: Buckwheat and Cranberry Salad

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Witlof and Watercress Salad

Witlof and watercress are super sources of beta-carotene, while the almonds provide beneficial fats.

Get the recipe: Witlof and Watercress Salad

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Prosciutto Pear and Parmesan Salad

This quick and easy salad is perfect for a light meal.

Get the recipe: Prosciutto Pear and Parmesan Salad

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Beet and Feta Salad

This salad is fantastic with barbecued meats and crusty bread.

Get the recipe: Beet and Feta Salad

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Chicken Liver Salad

This dish provides the nutrient-rich benefits of liver, combined with the high levels of anti-oxidants found in oranges, parsley and man green salads.

Get the recipe: Chicken Liver Salad

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Potato Egg and Bacon Salad

This salad version of the classic potato skins combo is perfect to split as an appetizer. You can also add to it to make it a filling meal.

Get the recipe:Potato, Egg and Bacon Salad

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Lentil and Sausage Salad

Tiny green puy lentils have a slightly nutty texture and flavour. They keep their shape well once cooked, making them perfect in salads. Here they are mixed with sausages and Mediterranean vegetables, plus a handful of fresh rocket.

Get the recipe: Lentil and Sausage Salad

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Apple and Fennel Salad With Blue Cheese Dressing

A creamy blue cheese dressing pairs with this salad perfectly.

Get the recipe: Apple and Fennel Salad

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Bean Sprout Salad

For this salad, choose crisp, fresh-looking sprouts, preferably with the seed still attached.

Get the recipe: Bean Sprout Salad

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Roast Beef and Rice Salad

This salad is the best way to make use of those roast beef leftovers.

Get the recipe: Roast Beef and Rice Salad

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Potato and Horseradish Salad

Adding the dressing while the potatoes are still warm means that they will absorb the flavours of the dressing.

Get the recipe: Potato and Horseradish Salad

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Potato and Lentil Salad

Potatoes and lentils make great partners, with their earthiness and ability to carry other flavours.

Get the recipe: Potato and Lentil Salad

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Asian-Style Apple and Sprout Salad

In this crunchy raw salad, apple, carrot, celery and sprouts are tossed with sunflower seeds and dressed with a fresh lime, ginger ad coriander dressing.

Get the recipe: Asian-Style Apple and Sprout Salad

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Minted Barley and Bean Salad

Both barely and beans are superfoods that help create a steady and slow increase in blood glucose levels that keep you going between meals.

Get the recipe: Minted Barley and Bean Salad

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Tuna and Pink Grapefruit Salad

Instead of fresh tuna, use smoked trout or canned tuna.

Get the recipe: Tuna and Pink Grapefruit Salad

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Chargrilled Vegetable Salad

This heart-healthy vegetable combination is tossed with a garlic and marjoram dressing.

Get the recipe: Chargrilled Vegetable Salad

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Cabbage and Bok Choy Salad

The little rice patties make a novel and tasty topping for a crunch salad of cabbage, Chinese greens and walnuts, brought together with a refreshing orange dressing.

Get the recipe: Cabbage and Bok Choy Salad

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Middle Eastern Lentil Salad

This is a healthy and filling salad of lentils, capsicums and broccoli florets mixed with a lemon and coriander dressing, topped with fried apricots, goat’s cheese and toasted sunflower seeds.

Get the recipe: Middle Eastern Lentil Salad

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Chickpea and Orange Salad With Tahini Dressing

Serve this high-fibre salad with grilled chicken, fish or lamb cutlets.

Get the recipe: Chickpea and Orange Salad With Tahini Dressing

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Coleslaw with Celeriac, Carrot and Leek

For extra flavour and crunch, sprinkle the salad with mixed nuts or toasted sunflower seeds just before serving.

Get the recipe: Coleslaw with Celeraic, Carrot and Leek 

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Wilted Spinach Salad

Crumbled bacon and croutons add a delicious crunch to this spinach salad.

Get the recipe: Wilted Spinach Salad

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Red Cabbage and Apple Salad

Spruce up any meal with this brightly coloured cabbage salad.

Get the recipe: Red Cabbage and Apple Salad

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Warm Potato Salad

This tasty potato salad will be sure warm you up on a cold day.

Get the recipe: Warm Potato Salad 

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Duck and Apple Salad

A scrumptious salad like this one will make you hungry for more.

Get the recipe: Duck and Apple Salad 

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Thai Beef Salad

Meat lovers will love this filling dish.

Get the recipe: Thai Beef Salad