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9 Winter Salad Recipes

Healthy and hearty, served warm or cold, these salads are delicious in any season

Roasted brussels sprouts salad, Hearty, healthy entree salads

Bored by your go-to salad? Swap lettuce with a winter produce like Brussels sprouts for a hearty, seasonal salad. — Istock

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.

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1. Warm New Potato Salad With Preserved Shallots

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

2. Lentil and Feta Cheese Salad

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

3. Quinoa Salad With Roasted Chicken, Apricots and Goat Cheese

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

4. Fuyu Persimmon and Radicchio Salad With Feta and Pomegranate Seeds

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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