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Overhead view of a large bowl of Winter Salad with Citrus Honey Dressing.

Winter Salad with Citrus Honey Dressing

  • Author: Leanne
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Toss
  • Cuisine: American


Winter Salad with Citrus Honey Dressing is light and refreshing with an assortment of winter greens, crunchy veggies and seasonal fruit. It’s topped with a sweet and tangy dressing made with clementines and honey, and makes the perfect side salad for cold winter evenings!



For the dressing:

  • 2 clementines, peeled and separated into pieces (about 1 cup)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley

For the salad:

  • 6 cups baby spinach, packed
  • 1 cup shredded carrot
  • 1 cup shredded red cabbage
  • 2 clementines, peeled and separated into pieces
  • 2 kiwi fruit, peeled and sliced
  • 1 blood orange, sliced
  • 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese


  1. Make the dressing: Add all the dressing ingredients to a blender, except the parsley, and blend on high until well combined. The dressing will be pulpy. Stir in the parsley. Pour into a dish or jar with a lid and store in the refrigerator.
  2. Assemble the salad: In a large bowl, add all of the salad ingredients, drizzle on the desired amount of dressing and toss to combine. Serve immediately.


  1. The dressing makes about one cup, so you may have some leftover. Just store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator and enjoy within 2-3 days. The dressing will solidify a little, so just let it sit at room temperature for a few minutes and then shake or stir before using.
  2. The salad ingredients are customizable, so feel free to use other winter greens, veggies and fruit that you have on hand.
  3. While I used clementines in the dressing, you can also use oranges or tangerines. Just make sure whatever you use is seedless.
  4. When making the dressing, be sure to stir in the parsley after the dressing is blended. If you add it to the blender, your dressing will be tinted green.

Keywords: citrus salad, winter citrus salad, sunshine salad