Who says salads can’t be cozy? When the temperature drops and snow starts falling, it’s time to start making warm salads packed with cooked grains and roasted seasonal veggies. If you’re looking for a warm winter salad recipe, head over to TikTok for some delicious inspiration. Here are five warm salads that are perfect for winter.
If you love bacon, this warm couscous, bacon and Brussels sprouts salad is for you! To make it, boil a package of couscous and fry up a few slices of bacon in a pan. Then sauté garlic and thinly sliced Brussels sprouts. Combine the couscous and Brussels sprouts in a bowl. Then crumble the bacon into the bowl, add a bit of cheese, and toss with a simple olive oil-based dressing.
This warm zucchini and lamb salad is so hearty! To make it, cook sliced zucchini and lamb on a grill. Then slice the lamb and add it to a bowl with the zucchini, pimiento peppers, pinto beans and fresh cilantro. Toss the salad with a bit of tahini and enjoy!
This cozy quinoa and mushroom salad is so easy to make. Start by boiling quinoa and setting it aside. Then sauté garlic, fresh herbs and mushrooms in a pan. Next, compile your ingredients. Start with a base of mixed greens or arugula. Then add in the quinoa and mushrooms. For the dressing, simply use the leftover oil from the pan. It will be infused with garlic and herbs, making it extra flavorful!
This warm roasted butternut squash and sweet potato salad is packed with seasonal veggies and festive spices. To make it, dice and roast butternut squash and sweet potatoes, seasoning them with fresh thyme and shallots. Then make a warm dressing by cooking red onions, cranberries, lemon juice, lemon zest, brown sugar and cinnamon. Toss the roasted veggies and dressing in a bowl with mixed greens, and garnish with toasted walnuts and feta.
This warm Mediterranean farro salad is vegan-friendly and so flavorful. To make it, boil farro and set aside. Meanwhile, bake chickpeas, red onion and garlic in the oven. Then make your dressing by blending tahini, lemon juice, water, basil, spices and garlic. Combine the farro and chickpeas in a bowl. Then add cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, scallions and olives. Toss the salad with the dressing and dig in!
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