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Winter Citrus and Greens Salad

This Winter Citrus Salad is the perfect winter salad to go with almost any meal. The tangy citrus vinaigrette, paired with salty feta, sweet figs, roasted pistachios and fresh greens will instantly make you feel like you have your life together.

Want more to love? This recipe is grain and gluten-free, and can be made paleo or vegan.

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Can you eat salad in the winter?

Why yes, you certainly can eat salads in the winter! In the winter citrus is king!

Lemons, oranges, and grapefruits are all in season during the winter. Featuring a variety of incredible winter fruits like tasty figs and tangy citrus like grapefruit or navel oranges, this winter salad is a perfect addition to any dinner table.

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RELATED: Pear Salad with Gorgonzola Dressing

Winter Salad Ingredients

Making salads in the winter requires seasonal fruits and vegetables.

To make the winter salad you will need:

To make the citrus salad dressing you will need

  • Olive oil
  • Orange juice
  • Rice vinegar
  • Honey (or maple syrup)
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

For the full list of ingredients, and the printable recipe, be sure to check out the recipe card below.

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How to make a citrus winter salad

Step 1: Place the salad greens into a large serving bowl or individual bowls. Top the greens with the grapefruit, oranges, feta cheese, figs, and pistachios.

Step2: In a small jar or bowl, add the ingredients for the dressing. Seal and shake or whisk until well combined.

Step 3: Prior serving, drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss to coat.

Make this Winter Citrus Salad, then check out my Montreal Steak Salad with Pears, Cranberries and Honey Mustard Dressing, Pear Salad with Gorgonzola Dressing, and Pomegranate and Apple Green Christmas Salad and more of my Winter salad recipes.

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TIPS AND FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Read on for tips and substitution ideas, how to make this recipe vegan, and how to store this salad.

Substitution ideas

While this is the complete opposite of vegan, this salad is also very tasty with cooked bacon :).

How to make this salad vegan

  • Use maple syrup instead of honey in the dressing
  • Instead of feta cheese, use Tofu cheese. Tofu makes a fantastic vegan substitute for feta cheese, offering a low fat, high protein alternative that’s as healthy as it is delicious.

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How to store this salad

The citrus salad dressing can be stored in an air-tight container such as a mason jar for up to 5 days. The salad unfortunately should only be assembled just prior to serving as it does not keep well once the dressing is on it. You can prep the ingredients ahead of time and keep them in separate containers.

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Other winter salads to try

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If you’re looking for an easy winter salad then look no further because I’ve got a DELICIOUS recipe for you!

This Winter Citrus Salad is the perfect winter salad to go with almost any meal. The tangy citrus vinaigrette, paired with salty feta, sweet figs, roasted pistachios and fresh greens will instantly make you feel like you have your life together. Want more to love? This recipe is grain and gluten-free, and can be made paleo or vegan.

Winter Citrus Salad Recipe

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes

This Winter Citrus Salad is the perfect winter salad to go with almost any meal. The tangy citrus vinaigrette, paired with salty feta, sweet figs, roasted pistachios and fresh greens will instantly make you feel like you have your life together.

Ingredients

For the winter salad:

  • 1 (5 ounce) package mixed salad greens
  • 1 grapefruit, peeled and sectioned
  • 2 naval oranges, peeled and sectioned
  • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • ¼ cup dried figs, diced
  • ¼ cup roasted pistachios

For the citrus dressing:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Place the salad greens into a large serving bowl or individual bowls. Top the greens with the grapefruit, oranges, feta cheese, figs, and pistachios.
  2. In a small jar or bowl, add the ingredients for the dressing. Seal and shake or whisk until well combined.
  3. Prior to serving, drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss to coat.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 225Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 274mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 5gSugar: 18gProtein: 5g

The provided nutrition information is an estimate and it does not take brands into account. I use an automatic API to calculate this information.

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This Winter Citrus Salad is the perfect winter salad to go with almost any meal. The tangy citrus vinaigrette, paired with salty feta, sweet figs, roasted pistachios and fresh greens will instantly make you feel like you have your life together. Want more to love? This recipe is grain and gluten-free, and can be made paleo or vegan.

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