Sometimes the cold weather comfort food we need most is a vibrant salad full of winter’s best produce. Casseroles and braises are great, but they simply can’t provide the fresh textures and flavors of these seasonal weeknight-friendly winter salads that feature leafy greens, bitter winter greens, even no greens at all.
Sure, tomatoes and cucumbers are months away, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have options: Chop up the squash collecting dust on your counter and roast it for this radicchio and Asian pear number, or make a crispy-creamy platter of sweet potatoes and crunchy chickpeas. When you’re craving bright flavors (or just miss summer), skip the orange vegetables and turn to fruit-forward salads to keep you going. Add grapefruit (or any citrus) to this bright green and pink number. Or nix the veggies all together and follow our formula for this sweet ‘n’ savory fruit-forward salad studded with funky cheeses and spiced nuts.