Simple Winter Salads

If you eat seasonally, the winter can be a little tough when it comes to vegetables. Here are two ideas for everyday salads that are also winter friendly. Some dark greens, hardy veggies, nuts or seeds  and a good vinaigrette will get you far!

You’ll need:

  • winter greens (I use baby spinach, arugula, and kale often.)
  • nuts (I often have walnuts and sliced almonds handy)
  • seeds (pine nuts are good)
  • croutons
  • cheese (I love goat cheese, feta, and Parmesan)
  • carrot (These keep in the fridge a long time!)
  • red cabbage (That is actually purple, go figure)
  • cranberries (Nice and tart!)

For the vinaigrette:

  • Olive oil
  • Vinegar
  • Dijon (optional)
  • Salt & pepper

Vinaigrette Basics:

A vinaigrette is simply 3 parts oil and 1 part acid! So, I simply add my olive oil into a jar, and pour in the vinegar, salt & pepper and shake together! I often add Dijon mustard as well!