Salad is a dish which is integral to your meal both for taste and health. This dish is basically a mixture of small pieces of vegetables, fruits, or flavoured foods, which are mostly raw but also can have cooked ingredients. This mixture of raw vegetables and other food items is further mixed with sauce, seasonings or salad dressing.
Both warm and cold salads include variety of food items like raw fruits and vegetables, cheese, sprouts, cooked meat and egg along with few cooked grains. Salad can be cold as well as warm based on the type of ingredients used; warm salads are especially welcoming during the winter months. If a salad dish has one warm ingredient like cooked meat, it can be referred as warm salad.
Few Mouth Watering Warm Salads
You would love to gorge on warm salads during winters to make your meal more filling, tasty and healthy. Include warm roasted veggies, pan grilled meat, eggs etc to make delicious and innovative warm salads. Below given are some ideas of warm salads to serve:
Warm Cauliflower and Herbed Barley Salad
Buttery gigante beans, nutty barley and sauted cauliflower make a hearty vegetarian salad meal.
Wilted Escarole Salad
Escarole can create magic when tossed in warm vinaigrette.
Steak Salad with Horseradish Dressing
Sliced steak is served with horseradish dressing, cucumber, radishes, greens, boiled potatoes and pickled red onions.
Warm Goat’s Cheese Salad
It is perfect as a starter for a relaxing dinner and even for light lunch. Bell pepper, aubergine, and courgette are seasoned and baked and then grilled with Goat’s cheese. It is then served with other marinated green vegetables plated over leafy vegetables like lettuce or spinach.
Kale and Quinoa Saute with Orange Tahini Dressing
This warm salad has balanced nutrients making it a very healthy vegan meal. Boiled quinoa and sautéed kale in coconut oil along with the dressing makes a mouth watering combination when garnished with orange zest, tahini dressing and herbs.
Warm Carrot Salad with Spiced Pepita and Cashew Crunch
Boil carrots until they are crisp and tender and the toss it with oil, cayenne, turmeric, lemon juice and cumin seed. The top it with spiced pepita, cilantro and cashew with flakes of red pepper. Serve it with lemon wedges.
Bistro Salad with Roasted Vegetables
Inspired by French bistro salad where sturdy greens are mixed with crisp lardons of bacon along with silky poached egg. The vegetables are roasted to give a leaner texture and colour to the salad.
You can enjoy the green veggies even in winter by making delicious warm salads and adding on the right seasonings and sauces.