Even in the coldest part of winter, we still crave salads -— the best of which include a balanced combination of flavors and textures while highlighting what's fresh and in season. These recipes use winter produce along with different proteins and cheeses: healthy, veggie-focused dishes you can enjoy before the arrival of spring's fresh greens.
by Waldy Malouf
Just as a lemony, dill-dressed cold potato salad says "summertime," this potato salad of warm red-skinned new potatoes infused with chicken stock and tossed with preserved shallots is a wintertime comfort food.
Per serving: 441 calories, 3g saturated fat, 62g carbohydrates, 8g protein, 7g fiber, 330mg sodium
by Nava Atlas
The smooth earthiness of lentils and the sharp bite of feta are a perfect pairing. Diced tomatoes and scallions add a bit of freshness and color.
Per serving: 260 calories, 31g carbohydrates, 14g protein, 447mg sodium
by Olivia Dupin
This is a truly hearty meal salad that can be customized by season: with sweet potatoes and pecans in fall, or roasted red peppers and pine nuts in winter. The basic version includes dried apricots and sliced almonds for a chewy, crunchy combination. Boneless, skinless chicken breast or thighs, crumbled goat cheese and fiber-filled quinoa make it a nutritional jackpot.
Per serving: 687 calories, 7g saturated fat, 61g carbohydrates, 44g protein, 9g fiber, 567mg sodium
by Christopher Hirsheimer and Peggy Knickerbocker
Wondering what you'd do with those persimmons you see at the market? Throw them in a salad! The jewel-like orange and red from the fruit are just gorgeous in this salad. Bitter radicchio balances the sweetness, with sharp feta or blue cheese for tang.
Per serving: 202 calories, 3g saturated fat, 19g carbohydrates, 2g protein, 4g fiber, 379mg sodium
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