Winter Salad with Sage Vinaigrette: quick and easy yet healthy and flavorful recipe full of colorful winter fruit to brighten up the cold and dark days.

Winter Salad with Sage Vinaigrette

A winter salad that will leave you speechless! Crunchy romaine lettuce, juicy orange slices, toasted pecans, sweet pomegranate seeds and delicious gorgonzola. All topped with an amazing sage vinaigrette.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 262 kcal


  • 1 head romaine lettuce or 3 large hands full of baby spinach
  • 3 medium oranges
  • 2-3 small pomegranates
  • 1 hand full pecans
  • 3.5-5 oz Gorgonzola (100-150g, or any other blue cheese)
  • 1 Tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 large sage leaves


  1. Thinly slice romaine lettuce, wash and dry in a salad spinner. (If you don't have a salad spinner, spread out over a kitchen towel, cover with another kitchen towel and pat dry. If the lettuce is too wet, the water dilutes the dressing). Add to a big salad bowl.
  2. Cut off the peel of the oranges and cut into wheels. (Peeling won't be as good because it leaves the bitter white skin on the orange). Add to salad bowl.
  3. Take out pomegranate seeds. Add to salad bowl.
  4. Heat a dry pan over medium heat.
  5. Chop pecans and toast in pan by moving around every once in a while to avoid burning. Add to salad bowl.
  6. Break Gorgonzola into crumbs and add to salad bowl.
  7. In a mason jar or any other sealable container add mustard, apple cider vinegar, olive oil and super finely chopped sage leaves, seal and shake until very well combined.
  8. Add vinaigrette to salad just before serving and mix well.

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Nutrition Facts
Winter Salad with Sage Vinaigrette
Amount Per Serving
Calories 262 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 18mg6%
Sodium 401mg17%
Potassium 450mg13%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 13865IU277%
Vitamin C 6.9mg8%
Calcium 195mg20%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.