Pickled Potato Salad - This potato salad meets winter head-on by combining Yukon golds with seasonal Brussels sprouts and cauliflower. Pickles add on-trend flavor. A vinaigrette dressing makes for a lighter side dish than a mayo-based potato salad.
Quinoa Salad with Dried Figs - Grain salads are a hearty menu option in winter. Here, Chef Del Grande starts with quinoa, adding dried figs to for a shot of sweetness. Kale, fennel seeds, garlic and onions balance the salad with savory elements.
Charrasio and Avocado Salad - This salad from Smuckers Corp. (Metz Culinary Management) mixes avocados, cilantro leaves, oregano leaves, parsley leaves and habanero chili for a flavorful Charrasio and Avocado Salad.
Cranberry Walnut Chicken Salad - “This is our most popular item at our Creative Corner,” says Bill DeCicco, director of food and nutrition at the Mayo Clinic. “We serve over 300 of these when it is featured on the menu.”