5 Warm Salads to make when the weather is cold and you’re craving something cozy but fresh. Pair these with protein or grains for a side or main meal!
It feels like M and I have been away more than we’ve been home for the month of October.
I’m currently writing to you from Lexington, Kentucky, where we are visiting M’s family!
We’ve already seen a horse race and completed a tour at a local distillery.
From Kentucky we’re driving on to Indiana to see my family for our annual family reunion.
So, this trip in total will be a lot of driving, a lot of family, and, so far, a lot of fun!
I’m honestly not a road tripper, and being in the car usually makes me a bit nauseous and a lot antsy, restless, and moody.
Something about being trapped in a tiny space hurdling down highways makes me feel all kinds of existential and pensive.
However, it has its perks, like being able to pack whatever I want: i.e. a bag dedicated only to shoes and two coolers packed with meal prepped food.
It’s surprisingly warm in Kentucky, so I’m currently loving my classic chilled overnight oats and wraps.
However, it’s the time of year where I start craving warm cozy things all day long.
I’ve always been a firm believer in the warm salad, because when it gets cold raw salads just sound less appealing.
Today I’m sharing my favorite 5 Warm Salads to Make this season!
Try pairing them with grains or plant-based protein for a heartier meal or enjoy them solo for a light lunch or dinner!
They’re also perfect as a side dish to add some color to your upcoming holiday spread.
Let’s make warm salads a social norm, shall we?
Warm Spiced Sweet Potato Salad with Pistachios: Warm spiced sweet potato salad with pistachios, root veggies, chickpeas, and a warming spice blend. Serve warm or chilled for an easy 1-pan meal!
Warm Kale Quinoa Bowl with Citrus Tahini: Warm lunch bowl with kale, quinoa, chickpeas, and roasted sweet potatoes with an oil-free citrus tahini dressing. Perfect for a cozy working winter lunch!
Tri-Colored Roasted Cauliflower Salad: Quick and colorful 1-pan cauliflower side roasted to perfection with simple seasonings and herbs. Enjoy as a holiday side or add protein for a cozy entrée.
Butternut Squash Noodle Cranberry Salad: Roasted butternut squash salad with squash noodles, yellow onion, fresh sage, and dried cranberry. Perfect for a vegan and gluten-free holiday side dish!
Rosemary Roasted Cauliflower Salad: 1-pan Rosemary Roasted Cauliflower Salad topped with toasted hazelnuts and mulberries. Perfect for a weeknight dinner served with a glass of Bordeaux!
If you make anything from this 5 Warm Salads to Make, please let me know!
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