There’s a salad for any time of year, and winter is no different! We’ve rustled up some tasty and nutritious leafy recipes that are perfect for the colder months, so get stuck in and munch yourself happy!
Pumpkins aren’t great just for carving up once a year, and this fresh and vibrant salad is a delicious way to bring out the best of seasonal ingredients. Slice up your pumpkin into cubes and season with salt, pepper and a glug of vegetable oil before roasting until soft and golden. For the marinade, combine sweet runny honey and white wine vinegar before lightly reducing in a pan with a handful of crunchy walnuts. To serve, scatter the moist pumpkin cubes over a bed of crispy salad, apply the dressing and finish with a good sprinkling of crumbly feta cheese.
A bowl of wholesome spaghetti is one of the ultimate comfort foods and is sure to put a satisfying smile on every hungry face. Cook plenty of pasta in salted water, and toss with sweet cherry tomatoes, fresh basil leaves and warming pesto before finishing off with a dusting of shaved parmesan and toasted pine nuts.
Knowing how to make a good, hearty homemade soup is a cornerstone for anyone who knows their way around a kitchen. As well as being a sure fire way to brighten up a cold and damp evening, our warming peppercress soup is filled with enough nutrient rich greenery to keep your mind, body fit and fresh over the winter months.
Investing a little more love and care in your cooking can transform an already scrumptious salad into something quite extraordinary. Pre-packaged beetroot is quick and tasty and a great accompaniment to any salad, but to get the best out of your beets, buy fresh and roast whole in foil. Slice into quarters when done and marinade with a mix crumbly feta, creamy crème fraiche and a drizzling of olive oil. Finish by scattering a generous helping of Italian ham and a side-serving of wholesome walnut bread.
Perfect for a family gathering, dinner party or meal for one, risotto is a crowd pleaser on almost any occasion. Typically made with crème fraiche and parmesan cheese, it’s an indulgent dish that takes love, care and constant attention to create. Give your risotto a healthy makeover with iron-rich baby kale, butternut squash and the sweet and sour citrus notes of wine and lemon to bring out the best in this classic Italian dish.
So there are a few of our favourites, but there are even more on our winter salad recipes page, so head on over and see what tickles your tastebuds!