The ingredient: 3 winter greens salad recipes

The ingredient: winter greens

You might not expect a salad to satisfy an urge for cold-weather comfort food, but we’re about to change your mind. By using a variety of hardy winter greens—in this case ones from the chicory family—you can have the satisfaction without the heft. Most members of this family, which includes frisée, radicchio, Belgian endive and escarole, are rich in vitamins and minerals (vitamin C, beta-carotene, folate and calcium). Our 3 salad recipes add hearty ingredients like bacon, roasted vegetables, nuts and cheese. The result? Simple winter salads that are simply satisfying.

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Warm salad with roasted squash and brussels sprouts

Butternut squash and brussels sprouts are roasted then tossed with torn frisée and bacon to create a warm salad that’s sure to take the chill out of winter. Topped with a warm Dijon mustard vinaigrette, this delicious salad makes a hearty, healthy meal.

Winter salad with apples, pecans and blue cheese

Sugar-coated pecans add the finishing touch to this satisfying winter salad recipe. Mixed winter greens—escarole, radicchio and frisée—are combined with crunchy red apple wedges and crumbled blue cheese. Finish with our simple olive-oil vinaigrette. Delish!

Mixed green salad with kiwis and goat cheese

Escarole, radicchio, endive and onion are tossed together, then topped with golden kiwis and goat cheese. Drizzle with our homemade dressing that combines honey, currant jelly, vinegar and olive oil and dig in.

A guide to winter greens: Frisée, Radicchio, Belgian Endive and Escarole