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Holiday Winter Salad with Kale, Cabbage and Pomegranate Seeds

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15 minutes


6 as a side salad (4 as a main with protein)

This winter salad is perfect for the holiday season, bonus points for it being gut-healthy.

This winter salad is perfect for the holiday season and is gut-healthy. It has the beautiful hearty flavors of kale, a lemon oregano dressing, and a pop of flavor from the pomegranate seeds. It makes an excellent side dish with your holiday dinner but you’ll want to eat the whole bowl.

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❤️ Why You’ll Love This Winter Salad

  • Easy: I love a good salad that is easy to pull together but so impressive when served. This winter salad is no different
  • Quick: Prep this winter salad in only 15 minutes. That’s it!
  • Gut Healthy: This winter salad is so good for your gut. Kale and cabbage is such a good source of fiber

🍲 Ingredients

Kale – Kale is a great source of fiber, plus other nutrients like folate, vitamin C, vitamin K, and vitamin A. Kale also contains a specific type of sugar that helps fuel the growth of healthy bacteria in your gut


Cabbage – This gut-healthy ingredient is full of insoluble fiber. Veggies like cabbage can help with cleaning your colon and liver. They’re so good for your insides!

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👩‍🍳 How to Make Winter Salad

  1. Make the dressing by whisking all of the dressing ingredients together and set aside.
  2. To a large bowl add the finely chopped kale, finely chopped cabbage, crumbled feta, finely chopped green olives, finely chopped pickled onion, pomegranate arils and chopped walnuts.
  3. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss well. Serve and enjoy!
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🪄 Tips and Tricks

  • Serving: Serve this winter salad as a fresh side dish to your holiday dinner or potluck
  • Massage Kale: Massage the kale with your dressing and let sit for 10-15 minutes before serving for the best consistency
  • Get Creative: Add your fav veggies to this winter salad to make it your own. Things like sweet potatoes or beets can be an excellent addition
  • Gut Health: Other than adding gut-healthy ingredients into your diet, another way to support your gut health is by taking ION* Gut Support. ION* seals cells in the gut lining, helping to keep toxins out of your body and to strengthen the terrain which your microbiome can diversify. This helps with things like digestion and immune function

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👝 How to Store Leftovers

The best part about kale and cabbage is that, unlike other greens, they don’t get soggy as quickly when stored with dressing on it. You can store this salad, dressed, in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

🤔 Common Questions

What makes a good winter salad?

Hearty and warming ingredients. You want in-season produce, root vegetables, and warming spices or ingredients in your dressing.

What are gut healthy ingredients?

Things like kale, cabbage, brussels sprouts, garlic, ginger, and so much more. These ingredients can help build a healthy gut and also fuel a healthy immune system.

Holiday Winter Salad with Kale, Cabbage and Pomegranate Seeds

5 from 5 votes
This winter salad is perfect for the holiday season, bonus points for it being gut-healthy.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine Greek-Inspired
Servings 6 as a side salad (4 as a main with protein)
Calories 324 kcal


  • 4 cups finely chopped / shredded Tuscan kale, in the food processor (about 2 bunches of Tuscan kale)
  • 1 1/2 cups finely chopped / shredded purple cabbage
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green olives
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pickled onion (make a half-batch of our pickled onion recipe!)
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate arils
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

For the dressing

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  • Add this salad to your holiday table for a fresh side dish!
  • This would make an incredibly delicious side for our Greek Chicken Souvlaki too
  • If you love this salad, you’ll love our Greek Cabbage Salad too
  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.


Calories: 324kcal | Carbohydrates: 27.1g | Protein: 7.6g | Fat: 23.3g | Saturated Fat: 4.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11.3g | Cholesterol: 11.1mg | Sodium: 797.9mg | Fiber: 3.9g | Sugar: 5.9g
Review This Recipe Let us know how it was!

5 stars
Your salad is wonderful. I have made it 3 times and people love it. Thank you.

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much, Tammy!


5 stars
Delicious! Tastes as good as it looks. Will definitely make again !!

Maria Koutsogiannis

thank you so much for the love susan, this means so much to me!

Abigail West

5 stars
This is bonkers good! Just made it for a potluck and loved the flavors and textures. A total winner! Thank you!!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much, this makes me so happy!


5 stars
This salad is incredible. My husband said that it was ‘one of the best things he’s ever eaten’. Enough said! We topped ours with rotisserie chicken for a full meal. I am eating it for lunch as we speak and can confirm it keeps well! Thanks for a great recipe.

Maria Koutsogiannis

yay!!! this makes me smile real big! Thank you so much for the love!

5 from 5 votes (1 rating without comment)

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