What’s Cooking — Easy to Prepare Warm Salads

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What's Cooking — Warm Salads

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January is always a tough time of year when it comes to eating healthy. You’re coming off a holiday season of indulging in sweets and heavy foods, so salads are in order. But when the wind chill outside is negative 10 degrees, you want some fare that’s hot and sticks to the ribs a bit.

I’ve been on a warm salad kick these past few weeks. There’s enough variety that you won’t find yourself bored chewing on celery and it’s more than tolerant when peppered with bits of goat cheese, topped with a poached egg or finished with a bacon salad dressing. The key to a great warm salad is starting off with a substantial base, here are a few that will whet your appetite.

Hearty Greens

What's Cooking — Warm Salads

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Made with tuscan kale, creamy goat cheese and pine nuts, this simple salad by Veggie and the Beast Feast takes it to the next level with a warm sweet onion balsamic dressing.

Trust me, you’ll start to crave this warm brussels sprout salad with asparagus by Picked Plum.

The fresh ricotta in this salad pairs perfectly with chickpeas and broiled broccoli rabe in this delicious recipe by PureWow.

Whole Grains

What's Cooking — Warm Salads

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Sturdy bulgar make a perfect base for this dish by Vintage Whites Blog, especially when topped with roasted cherry tomatoes and citrus dressing.

Full of fiber, this salad by Cherished Bliss calls for black beans and quinoa. Take the heat up with jalapeños and chili powder.

No one can resist this The Kitchn winter salad recipe that sweetens wheat berries with figs and red onions.

Root Veggies

What's Cooking — Warm Salads

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Feel so good about your beta carotene intake with this roasted sweet potato salad that has blue cheese, bacon and pecans, courtesy of The Cozy Apron.

Striking in presentation, this roasted carrot salad with pine nuts and raisins by The Kitchy Kitchen is as good as it looks.

Bring a German Potato and Roasted Root Salad to an indoor picnic this winter; this Tasty Kitchen recipe calls for bacon and vinegar instead of mayonnaise.

Do you have any tasty warm salad recipes to share?

 

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