If you're looking for ways to get a hit of nutrients during the coldest months of the year, a big helping of fresh, crunchy salad is a great place to start. Below, you'll find recipes for winter salads using seasonal stars like kale, celeriac, cauliflower, grapefruit, chicory, pears and more.


Next, discover our warm salad recipes, vegan salad ideas, healthy salad recipes and couscous recipes. We also have tips on how to feel better this winter.

Winter salad recipes

Feel-good winter salad

This nourishing salad is packed with lots of fresh ginger and garlic, full of antioxidants and vitamins. Raw kale is great for digestion, along with beetroots, broccoli and avocado.

Platter of winter salad next to a ramekin of dressing

Almond-crusted chicken with marinated kale and sumac salad

Make this salad to reset at the start of the new year – it’s filling, crunchy, fresh, vibrant, and good for you. It packs well for lunchboxes, too.

Green bowl with almond-crusted chicken and kale sumac salad with cutlery on the side

Halloumi, kale and tahini salad

This simple halloumi, kale and tahini salad is quick, delicious and perfect for lunch or a lighter evening meal. The salty halloumi works wonders with the softened kale and nutty tahini.

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Can't get enough tahini? Check out all our recipes using this popular ingredient.

Plate of Kale and Tahini Salad with Chunks of Halloumi

Celeriac chimichurri salad

Throw everything for this low-prep chimichurri into a food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Pre-cooked Puy lentils will soak up the piquant, herby dressing.

We've got plenty more seasonal celeriac recipes to try.

A black bowl filled with a green chopped salad with feta and croutons

Za'atar cottage cheese salad

Herby za’atar adds excitement to everyday cottage cheese in this fresh salad that's perfect for a light lunch or on the side of your favourite grilled meats.

Platter of cottage cheese salad with a dip in a ramekin

Miso roasted cauliflower, avocado and lentil salad

Fibre-rich cauliflower is roasted in a miso dressing – that's filled with probiotics – and turned into a rustic salad with pickled onions and lentils. It's delicious and great for your gut, too.

Browse our best miso recipes.

A platter topped with roasted cauliflower, lentils and slices of avocado

Beetroot and carrot salad

This vibrant salad of beetroot, freekeh and spring onion is packed with colour and texture – it makes for a filling, healthy lunch and is really simple to put together.

Have a look at our colourful beetroot recipes.

A plate of beetroot and golden freekeh topped with sliced spring onion on a grey background

Cauliflower couscous salad

Check out our vibrant roast cauliflower salad recipe with giant couscous, crispy fried onions and a punchy zhoug dressing. This easy salad is vegan and low in calories, too.

Use up a bag of couscous with our couscous recipes.

Cauliflower Couscous Salad Recipe with Zhoug

Cavolo nero, pink grapefruit, avocado and walnut salad

This salad with its contrasting textures and flavours is striking to look at, and packed full of the nutrients our bodies need. Plus, it's vegetarian and gluten free.

There are lots more ways to use juicy grapefruit.

Cavolo nero, pink grapefruit, avocado and walnut salad

Winter panzanella

This is a wintery take on the classic Mediterranean salad, using root veg and rich, tangy blue cheese. It’s ideal as a starter for a festive meal.

Have a look at our healthy winter recipes.

A citrus, beetroot and blue cheese panzanella salad on a brown bowl with a green background

Pear, chicory and blue cheese salad

A supremely colourful winter salad that combines creamy blue cheese with red onion, pears, red chicory, parsley and walnuts, plus a quick red wine vinegar dressing.

We've got plenty more pear recipes.

A colourful salad of blue cheese, chicory, red onion and pear, with wooden serving spoons to one side

Crispy spud salad with sauerkraut, ham hock and peas

Sauerkraut (fermented cabbage) is not only good for your gut, but its distinct flavour lifts this simple salad with super crisp potatoes and salty ham.

We've got more ham hock recipes.

Pea and Ham Hock Salad Recipe with Crispy Spuds and Sauerkraut

Kale chicken caesar salad

Try this kale chicken caesar salad for a modern twist on the classic caesar salad. This recipe is really easy, ready in just 30 minutes and under 350 calories – perfect for a midweek meal.

We also have a vegan caesar salad.

Kale Chicken Caesar Salad Recipe

Gochujang cabbage, coriander and apple salad

Korean chilli paste, ginger and lime make a punchy dressing for this refreshing vegetable salad, brightened up with plenty of fresh mint and coriander.

Give our favourite gochujang recipes a go.

Korean Salad Recipe With Apples, Cabbage and Turnips

Winter vegetable salad with Shropshire blue

This vegetable salad with Shropshire blue and sherry dressing is a great way to get your veggie boost in the colder months.


Make winter veg piccalilli to enjoy with your cheeseboard.

Winter Vegetable Salad Recipe With Blue Cheese

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