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Hearty Winter Salad with Pomegranate Seeds

The winter season often brings comfort foods rich in calories. But our hearty winter salad is loaded with nutrients without weighing you down!

Hearty Winter Salad with Pomegranate Seeds

The winter season often brings comfort foods rich in calories, carbs, and fat.

Our light and refreshing winter salad is a breath of fresh air amidst a dull winter sky and festive feast!

This mixed green salad is topped with pomegranate seeds and goat cheese, which is then dressed to perfection with a citrus vinaigrette.

Really, you do not want to miss out on this fresh pomegranate winter salad complete with a simple homemade dressing!

Winter Green Salad with Pomegranate Seeds

Yield: 4

Nutrition per serving: 290 calories, 22 g fat, 8 g protein, 16 g total carb, 4 g fiber

Total prep time: 15 minutes


• 2 cups kale
• 2 cups baby spinach
• 1, 4.3-oz container pomegranate seeds (arils)
• 1/2 cup pecans, roughly chopped
• 1/2 cup goat cheese, crumbled
• 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
• 1 Tbsp lemon juice
• 1 Tbsp honey
• 2 Tbsp olive oil
• Salt and pepper to taste


1. In a large serving bowl, add salad greens, pomegranate seeds, pecans, and goat cheese.

2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the citrus vinaigrette ingredients and drizzle atop salad and serve.

Chef's Tips for Hearty Winter Salads

Looking for a heartier winter salad recipe? What about ways to expedite the preparation process? These chef tips are just for you!

• Add a lean protein source, including grilled chicken, for a well-balanced and hearty winter salad. Prepare a quinoa salad for a plant-based protein option.

• Add other favorite seasonal veggies to the mix, including roasted sweet potato and Brussels sprouts.

• Make in bulk for a crowd-pleasing winter salad for a dinner party.

• Use balsamic vinegar for a balsamic vinaigrette or other kinds of vinegar you have on hand.

• Prepare citrus vinaigrette ahead of time to ease a busy holiday schedule.

• Swap out cheeses to preference such as blue cheese or feta cheese.

How will you enjoy this power-packed green salad this winter (or year-round for that matter)?