I’m a big fan of salads because they go well with just about any meal. Or you can create a meal out of a great salad, like this one. Oftentimes, we think of salad as something to enjoy in Spring and Summer months. However, this Winter Citrus Salad is delicious all year round.
This simple Winter salad recipe idea uses fruits and vegetables you’ll find in season right now. With juicy oranges, pomegranate seeds, and buttery avocados, this Winter salad will quickly become a favorite at your house too.
Winter Citrus Salad
Ready to get the recipe and some more tips on choosing Winter produce for salads and snacks? Keep reading for more delicious winter salad recipe ideas.
Winter Salad Recipe Ideas
Instead of getting bummed out about all the produce that’s out of season in Winter, embrace totally new ingredients this season. Fresh citrus like the ones found in this Winter citrus salad and hardy greens will make salad a staple at your table during colder months too.
After all, a salad can be a lot more than lettuce and tomatoes. This Winter, think about hearty and filling salads as an alternative to Winter soups. Salads are a fantastic way to enjoy a wide variety of seasonal produce together this Winter.
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Here are my favorite ways to make Winter salads that will keep you warm and satisfied when it’s cold outside:
Seasonal Produce for Salads
A juicy fresh tomato is one of the best things about salad in Summer, but Winter salads shine with bright juicy citrus. Try these fresh Winter citrus fruits in your salads this season:
Another Winter salad recipe idea is to add in root veggies. Flavorful root vegetables like beets, carrots, sweet potatoes, and radishes.
Choose Hearty Greens & Grains
Another winter salad tip is to use heartier winter greens like kale and Brussel sprouts for salad greens. Finally, try adding Winter grains to make your Winter salad warm and filling:
- Wheat Berries
Ready for my favorite Winter salad recipe? Keep reading to get the recipe.
Citrus Salad with Avocado
This vegetarian Winter salad is delicious and bright. It’s definitely one you’ll want to share again and again. This bright flavorful Winter salad recipe will save you from all the cold dreary weather outside with seasonal citrus fruits, hearty greens, and buttery avocados. Plus, it’s light enough to go with dinner and hearty enough to make a filling lunch lal by itself.
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own:
- 6 handfuls of washed mixed spring greens
- 1 blood orange or Cara Cara orange
- 2 clementines
- ½ cup of almonds, whole or sliced
- ½ to ⅔ cup of fresh pomegranate arils
- 1 medium ripe avocado
- Olive oil
Optional ideas can be found below and in the recipe card below.
Once you’ve prepped all your ingredients, follow these simple steps for this delicious Winter citrus salad:
Start by washing and drying all of your ingredients. And If you're using a whole pomegranate, open it and remove about ½ cup of the rails.
Peel the clementine's and separate the segments.
Supreme the blood orange by cutting off the outer peel with a sharp knife and then cut across the orange for slices.
Open and slice the avocado.
Thinly slice the cucumbers at an angle and pile the greens onto your serving dish or directly into your salad plates.
Top with all of the fresh goodness so that everything is spread across the top of the salad. Sprinkle on the almonds or try dried cranberries.
Spritz with olive oil or top with your preferred light salad dressing.
Cover and chill for up to 5 hours or enjoy right away.
Voila! A Winter citrus salad everyone can get excited about. Want more salad recipes to share with your family this Winter?
Try my Super Detox Salad with a homemade lemon vinaigrette dressing that’s bright and tangy.
Makes 2 meal size portions or 4-5 side salads
Easy Family Recipes
I hope this bright and flavorful Winter citrus salad makes your taste buds happy. Are Winter salad recipes a regular on your menu this season?
Share your favorite salad recipes in the comments section. I can’t wait to try your favorites in my kitchen this season. Then, come back and share your thoughts on this Winter salad recipe idea too.
Winter Citrus Salad Recipe
Winter Citrus Salad
- Salad dressing of choice
- Wash and dry all of your ingredients.
- If using a whole pomegranate, open and remove about ½ cup of the rails.
- Peel the clementines and separate the segments.
- Supreme the blood orange but cutting off the outer peel with a sharp knife and then cut across the orange for slices.
- Open and slice the avocado.
- Slice the cucumbers at an angle.
- Pile the greens onto your serving dish or directly into your salad plates.
- Top with all of the fresh goodness so that everything is spread across the top of the salad. Sprinkle on the almonds.
- Spritz with olive oil or top with your preferred light salad dressing.
- Cover and chill for up to 5 hours or enjoy right away.