6 Fun Winter Green Dishes

Cold-weather greens are an essential part of any winter menu. Beloved greens like kale, spinach, broccoli rabe, and red leaf lettuce are absolutely delicious throughout the season, but you can make them even tastier by incorporating them into these recipes!

Red Leaf and Cactus Pear Salad

We love this recipe from D’Arrigo because it pairs fresh red leaf lettuce with figs and cactus pears to create a salad that’s equal parts seasonal and delicious. We’d recommend adding this dish early in the season to get the most out of your figs.

Broccoli Rabe Recovery Juice

Love broccoli rabe but looking for a way to use it without pulling out the salad tongs? Bust out some broccoli rabe recovery juice! This recipe blends broccoli rabe leaves with english cucumbers, lemon juice, apples, and ginger for a drink that’s soothing and nutritious.

Baby Kale Miso Soup

Is there anything that kale can’t do? This vegetable-focused dish from Taylor Farms proves that cooked kale still rocks while still keeping things vegan and gluten-free. If you want to make this dish even more filling, make sure to add firm tofu.

  • Pro Tip: See some more of our favorite kale soups here.

Spinach Breakfast Salad

Salads don’t have to be banished to lunch and dinner menus. This spinach breakfast salad from Taylor Farms shows how a few simple additions can put a morning spin on a classic. Click here for step-by-step instructions.

Spinach Brie Fig Jam Turkey Melt

Spinach, brie, and figs. How could you go wrong? This quick lunch item is as delicious as it is approachable, plus it still offers the nutritional power of spinach. While this recipe calls for raw spinach, you can also cook it to bring different textures and flavors to the plate. 

Broccoli Rabe and Kale Harvest Salad

Leave it to the masters at Andy Boy to come up with an amazing broccoli rabe salad. The D’Arrigo Brothers company cultivates a variety that’s a direct descendant of a heritage plant found in Sicily, so they’ve taken great care to ensure that the flavor profile in this recipe does the tasty green justice. If that’s not enough for you, check out these tips for a better broccoli rabe salad.