Healthy, Wholesome Salads for the Winter Season

February 15, 2024

During the cold weather we often gravitate towards hearty, warming meals that can sometimes leave us feeling a bit heavy and sluggish. However, don’t let the cold weather deter you from enjoying a nutritious and satisfying salad that goes beyond lettuce and tomatoes. Embrace the end of the season with our collection of healthy, wholesome salads that make the most of our British produce. From crisp cold salads to comforting warm bowls, these recipes will keep you nourished and energised throughout the winter months.

Brussels Sprouts and Chestnut Salad

Yes, we’re still in sprout season and what better way to celebrate a seasonal favourite than by sautéing with some creamy, rich chestnuts in a frying pan on medium heat. Add a handful of baby spinach and toss in the pan until wilted and vibrant green. Drizzle with a warm honey-mustard dressing for a sweet and savoury combination that’s rich in fibre and nutrients.

Roasted Root Vegetable Medley Salad

Embrace the earthy flavours of winter with a roasted root vegetable medley. Combine parsnips, carrots, and beetroot tossed in olive oil (we offer a range of Yare Valley oils), rosemary, and garlic. Roast until caramelised and serve on a bed of fresh mixed greens. Top with crumbled goat or feta cheese and a drizzle of balsamic vinaigrette for a warm and satisfying salad.

Winter Citrus Salad with Pomegranate Seeds

If you’re all about the Mediterranean aesthetic, why not brighten up your winter days with a refreshing citrus salad? Combine segments of juicy oranges, grapefruits, and easy peelers. Sprinkle with pomegranate seeds for a burst of colour and antioxidants. Finish off with a light honey-lime dressing for a zesty kick. You could even thinly slice some fennel for a more sophisticated salad that adds a hint of liquorice to the palate.

Quinoa and Roasted Butternut Squash Salad

Give your salad some protein by adding a quinoa base. Roast the cubes of a butternut squash and mix with cooked quinoa, rocket leaves for a peppery kick, and feta cheese. Drizzle with a sesame or tahini dressing to add creaminess and depth of flavour.

Smoked Mackerel and Beetroot Salad

Incorporate some omega-3 with this hearty winter salad that includes rich smoked mackerel. Combine flaked mackerel with roasted beetroot, watercress, and a horseradish-yoghurt dressing. This nutrient-dense salad is not only delicious but also great for getting those macronutrients in.

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