Recipe Roundup: Winter Salads

Cúrate's Baby Beet Salad with Marcona Almonds, Pickled Oranges, Idiazabal Cheese, and Blood Orange Vinaigrette, adpated by the James Beard Foundation

 

You don't need to go on a three-day juice fast to feel virtuous: just fill your plate with hearty greens, citrus fruits, roasted root vegetables, and other seasonal ingredients, as in these resolution-friendly winter salads.

 

Kale Caesar Salad with Crispy Bacon, Garlic Panko Crumbs, and White Anchovies

Yes, we've heard the rumors that kale is so 2012, but we don't intend to stop eating it. Especially after tasting this incredible, reimagined Caesar.

 

Warm Shrimp and Radicchio Salad with Pancetta and Mustard Vinaigrette

This main-dish salad from JBF Award winner Mike Lata is best during the cooler months, when Lowcountry waters teem with sweet, milky-white shrimp.

 

Baby Beet Salad with Marcona Almonds, Pickled Oranges, Idiazabal Cheese, and Blood Orange Vinaigrette

A tart blood-orange vinaigrette adds flavor and antioxidants to a lovely beet salad. Mahón is a semi-firm Spanish cow's-milk cheese; Gouda can be substituted if necessary.

 

Wilted Arugula with Anchovy and Garlic Dressing

The warm garlic-and-anchovy-packed dressing is inspired by a traditional Piemontese bagna cauda, and it pairs beautifully with bitter winter greens.    
 

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