Best ever vegetarian salad recipes

Moroccan cauliflower salad

What a way to make cauliflower shine! Roast your florets with ras el hanout, dried cranberries, dates, nuts and pomegranate seeds, then drizzle the whole lot with a tahini and mint dressing. This veggie salad is ready in just 35 minutes.

Cucumber kefir and falafel salad

Drizzle your falafel, avocado and cucumber salad with a kefir, lime, garlic, dill and mint dressing. It’s a great way to use up any leftover homemade kefir!

Goat’s cheese and beetroot citrus salad

Brighten up your day with this colourful beetroot salad bursting with citrusy flavours and creamy goat’s cheese.

Grains, greens and beans salad with pesto dressing

On the table in 15 minutes, this nutritious salad is packed with greens and tossed in fresh pesto.

Thai-style peanut noodle salad with herbs and watermelon

Ready in 20 minutes, this vibrant vegan salad is packed with juicy watermelon and crunchy peanuts.

Spelt and apple salad with crispy nuts and seeds

Pack plenty of crunch into this balanced vegetarian salad and sprinkle with a homemade nut and seed mix.

Chickpea, pepper and bulgar wheat salad

Make our vibrant veggie salad for a nutritious midweek meal ready in less than half an hour.

Gochujang roast sweet potato with mixed grain salad

Pack plenty of texture into this low-calorie vegetarian salad with roast sweet potatoes, mixed grains, radishes and cucumber, and lift with a punchy Korean dressing.

Farro, grilled peach and pecan salad

The grilled peaches deliver a satisfying sweetness, balanced by the zing of lime-pickled shallots and the smoky nuttiness of toasted pecans in this vibrant vegan salad.

Griddled courgette, mozzarella, peas and mint salad

Make the most of homegrown courgettes in this vibrant salad for a quick vegetarian meal.

Vegan kale caesar salad with aubergine ‘bacon’

Swap bacon for crunchy, paprika-smoked aubergine slivers in our vegan twist on the classic caesar salad.

Smoked aubergine, pepper and walnut salad with pomegranate

Most Middle Eastern nations seem to have a version of smoked aubergine. Try out this simple yet flavoursome vegetarian salad recipe with crunchy pomegranates served with flatbreads. Plenty more Middle Eastern recipes here.

Spiced lentil and chickpea salad with halloumi

Check out our warm salad recipe with spicy lentils, golden halloumi and chickpeas. This simple veggie salad is low in calories and on the table in 40 minutes.

New potato salad

Ramp up this classic veggie side dish with a hit of horseradish and punchy cornichons for your next summer dinner party with friends. New potatoes are in season from April through to July. Discover more of our best side dishes here.

Coronation tofu salad

Check out our easy vegan coronation salad recipe with smoked tofu, fragrant madras curry powder and sweet mango chutney. Plus this simple salad is low in calories, too.

Roasted vegetable salad with feta and grains

Check out our vegetable salad recipe with roasted peppers, cherry tomatoes and onions. Ready in 45 minutes this simple veggie salad will make an easy midweek meal for two. Try one of our savoury tray bakes here…

Warm lentil, avocado and feta salad

Check out our easy lentil salad with avocado. This simple vegetable salad recipe is packed with crunchy cucumber, crumbly feta and fresh basil.

Vegetarian caeser salad

Our quick and easy vegetarian caesar salad, is a great light evening meal. What’s more, it’s vegetarian and gluten-free, plus it comes in at under 500 calories. Try more of our low calorie vegetarian meal ideas here…

Turmeric roasted cauliflower salad

Our roasted cauliflower salad with turmeric is low in calories and packed with punchy flavour. Turmeric adds lovely colour and flavour to this easy vegan-friendly recipe. Use your cauliflower leftovers to make one of our easy meals…

Pickled grape salad with pear, taleggio and walnuts

This is a really unusual and fresh vegetarian salad to serve at a dinner party or as a low calorie midweek meal. Tangy pickled grapes meet creamy taleggio in this gluten free recipe.

Beetroot, squash and feta salad

Try our hearty, vegetarian and gluten free beetroot, squash and feta salad. This colourful and simple recipe is easy and a great low calorie midweek meal.

Feta, baby kale and beet fattoush

This feta, baby kale and beetroot fattoush is vegetarian, easy and ready in under 30 minutes. Plus, it’s under 500 calories. Use a mix of colours of beetroot if you like.

Roasted butternut squash salad with soy balsamic dressing

This is a great filling vegetable salad for a no-bread winter lunch. Roasting the squash concentrates and sweetens the flavour and contrasts wonderfully with the lentils, rocket and sesame seeds. The dish is finished with a zingy soy and balsamic dressing.

Big bowl chickpea salad

This vegetarian big bowl chickpea salad is super quick and easy to make – perfect for lunch or a speedy supper. Use up your chickpeas with our recipes here…

Watercress and avocado salad with pink grapefruit and Campari vinaigrette

Our fresh, zingy watercress and avocado salad with pink grapefruit and Campari vinaigrette makes a great summer starter. It’s vegetarian, easy and ready in 30 minutes.

Antipasti salad

This Italian salad of artichoke and peppadews is just 95 calories, the perfect quick and easy mid-week meal. Serve with crusty bread to soak up the mustard vinaigrette and add prosciutto if you fancy some protein. Create an Italian spread with our ideas here…

Freekeh and artichoke salad with golden onions, sultanas and herb labneh

Freekeh is a roasted green wheat grain that has three times the fibre of brown rice and scores low on the GI scale. Here it is added to a healthy vegetarian salad with artichokes and homemade labneh.

Walnuts, wild rice and winter green salad

This recipe for walnut, wild rice and winter green salad is quick, easy and vegetarian but packed full of flavour.

Green bean, tomato and artichoke salad

This delicious, healthy, salad is packed with flavour featuring artichoke hearts, olives and green beans. Serve drizzled with a dressing of Dijon mustard and red wine vinegar.

Italian deli salad

This Italian deli-inspired salad is super-quick and really easy to make but it delivers those big, bold Italian flavours. Most of the ingredients will already be in your store cupboard, making a great midweek meal.


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Roasting vegetables is the best way to cook them in our opinion, and the easiest way to get people to eat more veggies. This Roasted Vegetable Winter Salad is a salad for people that think salads aren’t filling or they think they are boring. It’s the salad for people that think they don’t like salads! Warm and hearty – perfect for a cold winter day.

Winter Salad

Winter is all about comfort food, but that doesn’t mean that can’t include salad. Just make sure the salad is loaded with warm and hearty toppings that will keep you going.

A salad is more than just green leaves after all. Pick you favourite seasonal winter ingredients and put them on a salad. Crispy root vegetables and mixed greens all brought together with an easy dressing and topped with your favourite cheese.

Why should you try it?

✔ It is the salad for people that think they don’t like salads. Live with a salad dodger? This WILL change their minds.

✔ It is healthy comfort food. Comforting roasted vegetables, but still a light salad.

✔ Under 500 calories for a big filling bowl.

✔ Easily adaptable. Got some vegetables looking a bit sad in the back of the fridge? Roast them up to make this.

✔ It can easily be vegan – just leave the cheese out.

Roasted Vegetable Salad

I must admit, that these roasted vegetables nearly didn’t even make it on to a salad. When they came out of the oven I had to give them a try to make sure that they were done and I just couldn’t stop. They are THAT good.

But luckily for you, I managed to throw it on a salad before I could eat it all and I managed to photograph this recipe to share with you. The things I do for you guys! It just goes to show that roasting vegetables is the best thing you can do with them.

This is quite root vegetable heavy and we used a mixture of potato, butternut squash, carrot and parsnip. You could roast up anything though. Swap the white potato for some sweet potato and add some broccoli and cauliflower or even some radish.

What Salad Dressing To Use?

Now, let’s talk about the dressing for a minute shall we? As a dressing as really make or break and salad. We made a dressing that was bursting with fresh herbs, because a dish with this many vegetables needs a good mixture of herbs to go with it.

If you have a few different herbs to use up, then this dressing will help you to do just that.

Remember, we are all about wasting less food at the moment and herbs are one of those things that always go to waste. You buy some for one recipe, only use half, and then they are left to wilt in the back of the fridge. No more! Make this dressing instead.

We mixed the herbs with a good glug of olive oil and some balsamic vinegar and seasoned it. Next time I would add a squeeze of lemon juice and some zest too.

Can You Make This in Advance?

You can roast all the vegetables in advance and then mix them with the salad, dressing and cheese just before serving. It’s best not to mix everything in advance, as the salad can get a little soggy.

Winter Salad With Chicken

The vegetables really are the star of this salad, however that doesn’t mean that you can’t top it with something extra too. You could add a grilled chicken breast or some grilled salmon or prawns on top to give it a protein boost. If you want to keep it vegetarian, then mix some cooked chickpeas in when mixing the salad.

Extra Tips

  • Roast any vegetables you have that need using up. Cauliflower and broccoli roast well too.
  • Mix up the salad greens by adding some spinach and kale.
  • Keep the salad vegan by skipping the feta, or using an alternative.
  • Add some extra texture to this salad by sprinkling some seeds on top before serving.
  • Next time I would add some lemon juice and zest to the salad dressing too.
  • Give the salad a protein boost with some chickpeas or grilled chicken.

How To Make a Roasted Vegetable Winter Salad – Step by Step:

One: Chop all the vegetables so they are fairly chunky. Put them in a bowl with 1 tbsp olive oil and some salt and pepper and mix well.

Two: Put on a baking tray in a preheated oven at 200C for 35-40 minutes.

Three: Make the salad dressing by mixing together the olive oil, balsamic, salt, pepper and herbs.

Four: Remove the vegetables from the oven.

Five: Divide the salad between 2 bowls and top with roasted vegetables. Drizzle the dressing on top and crumble over the feta.

Want to try some other veggie packed recipes? How about these:

Roasted Vegetable Lasagna
Asian Style Green Beans
Vegetable and Halloumi Kebabs
10 Minute Vegetable Teriyaki
Greek Roasted Vegetables
Vegetable Gnocchi

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Roasted Vegetable Winter Salad

This Roasted Vegetable Winter Salad is a salad for people that think salads aren’t filling or they think they are boring. It’s the salad for people that think they don’t like salads! 4.81 from 52 votes Pin Recipe Course: Salad Cuisine: Mediterranean Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 40 minutes Total Time: 50 minutes Servings: 3 servings Calories: 483kcal


Roasted Vegetables

  • 1 Red Onion
  • 1 Small Butternut Squash
  • 10 Baby potatoes
  • 2 Carrots
  • 2 Parsnips
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 pinch Sea salt and black pepper


  • 4 Handfuls of Watercress/Rocket (arugula) salad mix
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 tbsp Balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp each of fresh basil, coriander and parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 pinch Sea salt and black pepper
  • 30 g Light Feta (or dairy-free equivalent)


  • Chop all the vegetables so they are fairly chunky. Put them in a bowl with 1 tbsp olive oil and some salt and pepper and mix well. Put in a preheated oven at 200C for 35-40 minutes.
  • Make the salad dressing by mixing together the olive oil, balsamic, salt, pepper and herbs.
  • Remove the vegetables from the oven.
  • Divide the salad between 2 bowls and top with roasted vegetables. Drizzle the dressing on top and crumble over the feta.


  • Roast any vegetables you have that need using up. Cauliflower and broccoli roast well too.
  • Mix up the salad greens by adding some spinach and kale.
  • Keep the salad vegan by skipping the feta, or using an alternative.
  • Add some extra texture to this salad by sprinkling some seeds on top before serving.
  • Next time I would add some lemon juice and zest to the salad dressing too.

Nutritional Information

Serving: 1portion | Calories: 483kcal | Carbohydrates: 101g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 206mg | Potassium: 2529mg | Fiber: 17g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 33665IU | Vitamin C: 128.4mg | Calcium: 262mg | Iron: 4.8mg Have you tried this recipe?Mention @hungryhealthyhappy on Instagram and tag #hungryhealthyhappy! DisclaimerThe nutritional information provided is approximate and is calculated using online tools. Information can vary depending on various factors, but we have endeavoured to be as accurate as possible.

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Fattoush Salad A Fattoush Salad is a Middle Eastern staple and the lemon and mint dressing just brings it all together. This crunchy and zesty chopped salad is topped with homemade baked pita chips, making it a great way to use up stale pita bread.

10 Warm Salads for Winter

Eating produce all year round — both cooked and raw — is one of the healthiest habits on earth. Salads take care of the latter, but they’re not exactly crave-worthy in the winter when most of us would rather have warm foods like soups and stews (or starchy comfort foods).

Something that works like a charm to make cool weather salads more enticing is adding something warm or even piping hot to them. And in some cases, serving them warm altogether. Here are 10 seriously delicious warm winter salads that will keep you eating your veggies all season, and coming back for more!

Warm Mediterranean Potato Salad, enhanced with zucchini and artichoke hearts, can be made any time of year, though with its rosemary option is especially fitting for cool weather.

The smoky-sweet flavor of tempeh bacon makes simple Vegan BLT Salad sizzle. Especially in winter, when salad is a lot less tempting than soups and stews, adding something warm and hearty like tempeh bacon makes it more appealing.

Hot and Cool Tofu Teriyaki Salad features tofu that’s been cooked in tasty teriyaki sauce. Though it can be served once the tofu is at room temperature, it’s most appealing while it’s still hot, contrasting with the other ingredients. For me, this is a winter favorite!

Layered Taco Salad, a cousin to loaded nachos, couldn’t be easier to make. The heat is supplied by a layer of Amy’s Chili (for convenience), and the spice by chili peppers or salsa. If you’d like to go DIY, this is also an excellent way to use leftover Classic Veggie Chili.

Unless you’re avoiding gluten, Hearty Seitan Salad is quite a treat. Featuring strips of high-protein seitan and embellished with avocado and olives, this salad is also delicious served in wraps.

Warm Potato and Fennel Salad with Parsley Sauce is another potato salad meant to be served entirely warm. It’s bathed in a richly flavored parsley sauce, and gets a lovely anise flavor from fresh fennel. This is definitely a simple and elegant potato salad to enjoy during the cooler months.

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From OhMyVeggies, Warm Cauliflower & Israeli Couscous Salad is a winter delight, made with roasted cauliflower and kalamata olives.

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And one more delicious warm salad featuring Israeli couscous and roasted veggies from OhMyVeggies — Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potato Israeli Couscous Salad will brighten up your everyday winter meals; file it away to try with your winter holiday meals as well.

Wild Rice Salad with Corn and Black-Eyed Peas, embellished with vegetables and herbs, is an invigorating melange of flavors, textures and colors. You can serve it warm or at room temperature.

Gado-Gado is a composed salad is inspired by the classic Indonesian platter that combines raw and lightly cooked vegetables. Its name translates loosely to “mix-mix.” There are different regional variations, but some of the constant veggies include carrots, cauliflower, and green beans. Though this recipe calls for refreshing the lightly steamed veggies under cool water, you can easily skip that step and serve them alongside and (and atop) the uncooked ones. The delicious peanut sauce pulls everything together once it’s on the plate. (and hey, you can warm up the peanut sauce as well!)

δέ (de)
Strong’s Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.
τις (tis)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun – Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong’s Greek 5100: Any one, some one, a certain one or thing. An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.
ἐξ (ex)
Strong’s Greek 1537: From out, out from among, from, suggesting from the interior outwards. A primary preposition denoting origin, from, out.
ὑμῶν (hymōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun – Genitive 2nd Person Plural
Strong’s Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.
εἴπῃ (eipē)
Verb – Aorist Subjunctive Active – 3rd Person Singular
Strong’s Greek 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.
αὐτοῖς (autois)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun – Dative Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong’s Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.
Ὑπάγετε (Hypagete)
Verb – Present Imperative Active – 2nd Person Plural
Strong’s Greek 5217: To go away, depart, begone, die. From hupo and ago; to lead under, i.e. Withdraw or retire, literally or figuratively.
ἐν (en)
Strong’s Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; ‘in, ‘ at, on, by, etc.
εἰρήνῃ (eirēnē)
Noun – Dative Feminine Singular
Strong’s Greek 1515: Probably from a primary verb eiro; peace; by implication, prosperity.
stay warm
θερμαίνεσθε (thermainesthe)
Verb – Present Imperative Middle or Passive – 2nd Person Plural
Strong’s Greek 2328: To warm; mid: I warm myself. From therme; to heat.
καὶ (kai)
Strong’s Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.
well fed,”
χορτάζεσθε (chortazesthe)
Verb – Present Imperative Middle or Passive – 2nd Person Plural
Strong’s Greek 5526: To feed, satisfy, fatten. From chortos; to fodder, i.e. to gorge.
δὲ (de)
Strong’s Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.
{does} not
μὴ (mē)
Strong’s Greek 3361: Not, lest. A primary particle of qualified negation; not, lest; also (whereas ou expects an affirmative one) whether.
provide for
δῶτε (dōte)
Verb – Aorist Subjunctive Active – 2nd Person Plural
Strong’s Greek 1325: To offer, give; I put, place. A prolonged form of a primary verb; to give.

τὰ (ta)
Article – Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong’s Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.
σώματος (sōmatos)
Noun – Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong’s Greek 4983: Body, flesh; the body of the Church. From sozo; the body, used in a very wide application, literally or figuratively.
ἐπιτήδεια (epitēdeia)
Adjective – Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong’s Greek 2006: Necessary, suitable, fit. From epitedes; serviceable, i.e. requisite.
τί (ti)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun – Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong’s Greek 5101: Who, which, what, why. Probably emphatic of tis; an interrogative pronoun, who, which or what.
good ?
ὄφελος (ophelos)
Noun – Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong’s Greek 3786: Advantage, gain, profit, help. From ophello; gain.
(16) And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled.–Is it unlikely, knowing as we do the style of the rugged Apostle, that he was drawing other than from the life? Perhaps it was a scene in his own experience during that very famine foretold by Agabus (Acts 11:28-30).

There would, however, seem to be a worse interpretation of the words, beginning so softly with the Eastern benediction: namely, “Ye are warming and filling yourselves.” It is the rebuke of cool prosperity to importunate adversity: “Why such impatience? God is one, and our Father: He will provide.” No amount of faith could clothe the shivering limbs and still the hunger pangs; what greater mockery than to be taunted with texts and godly precepts, the usual outcome of a spurious and cheap benevolence.

Notwithstanding ye give them not.–The “one of you” in the beginning of the verse, then, was representative of the whole body addressed by St. James; and now by his use of the plural “ye,” we see that no individual was singled out for condemnation: the offence was wider and worse.

Verse 16. – Depart in peace (ὑπάγετε ἐν εἰρήνῃ); cf. Acts 16:36. This is something quite different from the fullness of our Lord’s benediction, “Go into peace (ὕπαγε εἰς εἰρήνην)” (Mark 5:34; cf. Luke 7:50; Luke 8:48). Jump to Previous Amongst Bodies Body Depart Fed Filled Food Full Good Need Needed Needful Needs Notwithstanding Peace Profit Tells Warm Warmed Wish YourselvesJump to Next Amongst Bodies Body Depart Fed Filled Food Full Good Need Needed Needful Needs Notwithstanding Peace Profit Tells Warm Warmed Wish YourselvesLinks James 2:16 NIV
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What does James 2:16 mean?

James is building an illustration to flesh out the answer to his question in verse 14. His question was whether or not a so-called-“faith” which produces no good works was a saving faith. Critically, we should note that James is not asking whether or not doing good works is a requirement for salvation. He is speaking only of faith, but from the standpoint of what faith results in, in the life of the one who claims it.
In verse 15, James proposed an analogy: seeing a fellow Christian lacking food and clothing.
Here in verse 16, he continues the thought. Suppose another Christian offers that needy brother or sister warm words but nothing else. They express an emotion, or a belief, or a “faith,” in the well-being of that person, but do nothing in the real world about it.
The words James quotes were probably a normal, everyday phrase used in polite conversation, similar to “have a nice day,” in the modern world. Looked at another way, James might be describing an insensitive brush off. Telling someone with no access to food or clothing that you “wish them” to be warmed and filled and to go away with peace is the opposite of helpful. It is deeply hurtful. It’s even worse to say it to a family member, a brother or sister in Christ.

This brings up the point James is making about the relationship between the “faith” a person claims, and the “faith” a person actually has. If someone says they want to see a hungry person fed, but does nothing to feed them, do they actually want to see them fed? The hard truth is, no, deep down, they don’t. Because if they really wanted to see it, they’d act on those beliefs.
James pointedly asks: what good is that kind of works-less sentiment? It is clearly no good. In the next verse, James will expand this into a larger point that faith—a mere claim to belief, as he is using the word—without works is dead. At the same time, James is echoing his recent command to care for the needs of the poor, rather than favoring the rich.
The point James makes is clear: what we do is a clear indication of what we actually believe. The person who says they want to see a poor man helped, but who does not help them, doesn’t really want to help. In the same way, a person who claims to have saving faith in Christ, but who does not act accordingly, does not actually have saving faith.

Uttering the words “be warm and filled” provides no warmth against freezing conditions nor food for empty stomachs. The apostle James writes that faith leads to action. If it is real faith, there will be practical consequences. Faith is not the expression of kind, well-meaning words or good intentions.

In Deuteronomy 6:8-9 we read the following regarding God’s words:

“Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.”

Some do this quite literally. They roll up tiny scrolls and seal them inside little boxes that they attach to the side of the doorframes on their homes. Then they strap similarly filled boxes to their hands and foreheads. Which of course misses entirely the metaphorical point: the word of God is supposed to fill our minds and be lived out in our actions.

But too many Christians are satisfied by merely distributing Jesus tchotchke around their homes. And while there is nothing wrong with having Bible verses framed on our walls, or having inspiring sayings embroidered on our towels, there is more to living out our faith than generating memes on Facebook or guilting people into reposting them to prove they really love the Lord.

Inspiring words will not put food in our bellies. Saying “be warmed and filled” does nothing to solve any actual problems. Good intentions do not end hunger. Warm words do not make a good blanket. Marching, petitioning, waving signs in the air, “coming together” in solidarity, #IBELIEVE, changing our Facebook picture and adding a ribbon to it: you haven’t actually done anything at all! You’ve heard it said “the pen is mightier than the sword” but when it comes to actually stabbing your assailant, I think the sword will do a better job of it.

Last week we ended with the phrase in Revelation 13:10 “this calls for patient endurance and faithfulness.” In the face of persecution, in the face of living out what Jesus promised, that “in this life you will have trouble” how do we embrace the second part of what Jesus said “I have overcome the world?” How do we live that sort of life? How do we embody “patient endurance and faithfulness?” How do we overcome?

By putting God’s words in our minds and then choosing to act them out with our hands.

When you have no money and the rent is due, how do you face that? How do you focus on God when your loved one is sick and in the hospital? How do you have faith when the Gestapo is at your door? How do you keep believing when ISIS has come to cut off your head?

You have to decide, with each moment, each choice, at each turning point, in the middle of each crisis to remember God and to rely on God. And how does God help us? Mostly by using the people around us.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight. (Proverbs 3:5-6)

It isn’t easy. Ever. It is hard. Always. And it is ongoing. And you may be scared. And you may not have things turn out as you’d like. You may lose it all. You may die.

What good are the Bible verses in frames on your wall then? What good is “I love you” when your heart is broken? And yet, from the thought, follows the action. Saying “be warmed and filled” is fine. We need polite words, good words, encouraging words, kind words. Telling people you love them, care about them, and will pray for them is good. But if it is in your power to do something, then shut up and do something. When you see someone hungry, give them food. When someone is lonely, spend time with them. When someone is fallen, pick them up.

Okay, so maybe it is easy; just messy sometimes, and inconvenient, and sometimes it costs something. Talk is cheap. Solutions are costly.

So. Choose you this day who you will serve. Consider Isaiah’s reaction:

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”
And I said, “Here am I. Send me!” (Isaiah 6:8)

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The 20 Best Winter Salads to Warm (and Fill) You Up

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Cold lettuce sounds pretty drab to us this time of year, so we rounded up the 20 best winter salads from the web that will keep you filled with nutritious goodness all season.

Instead of reaching for those oh-so-tempting hot comfort foods when the weather goes polar-vortex status, bookmark this page and whip up a recipe. Best of all, these salads are supremely delicious. They cover all your taste buds’ needs, from Thai or tart to miso or Mexican.

1. Vegan Taco Winter Salad

Have a Mexican fiesta the meatless way! This salad features protein-packed seitan, tons of veggies, and bounds of hot salsa flavor. And, of course, avocado.

2. Brussels Sprouts and Apple Salad (w/ Candied Walnuts)

We love this unique blend of winter flavors from tart apples, sweet candied walnuts, and savory, warm, pan-roasted Brussels sprouts (pictured below). While this was posted as a Thanksgiving side dish, we’re eating it as a main course all season long.

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3. Green Goddess Kale Power Salad

Oh, how we love kale! Pair it with roasted chickpeas, pomegranate seeds, avocado, and goat cheese, and you have yourself one super tasty superfood salad. Best of all, the dressing uses Greek yogurt instead of mayo or sour cream to keep it creamy yet lean.

4. Pumpkin Sweet Potato with Pesto Salad

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5. Quinoa-Black Bean Salad with Basil and Corn

When you want a dose of plant-based protein, this salad has you covered with 15 grams per serving. Perfect to whip up after an amazing workout, it takes only 15 minutes to make!

6. Kale, Brussels, and Miso Salad

“A winter salad that won’t weight you down,” says blogger Shell of Grateful Grazing. It will, however, keep you satisfied, with two shades of green (kale and Brussels sprouts), eggs, and Asian flavors including miso, sesame oil, and tamari.

7. Roasted Beet and Orange Salad

This beet, blood orange, squash, parsley, and basil salad with walnuts (pictured below) is a gorgeous combination on a plate as well as in your mouth. The flavors are better the longer they sit, so make a bunch to last for the week.

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8. Chili Orange Veggie Bowl

Not all salads need a bed of greens in our opinion-a bowl full of warmed-up whole foods also works! Chili orange vinaigrette adds a punch, and tofu pleases your muscles and mouth. Plus blogger Jeanine shows you a fun way to steam your veggies.

9. Garlic Roasted Butternut Squash and Kale Wheat Berry Salad with Pomegranates

It’s worth the time to roast the squash and cook the wheat berries for this meal (pictured below) that’s mouthwatering to look at and even better to eat. Every bite leaves you wanting more since it’s simply loaded with flavorful, colorful, good-for-you ingredients.

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10. Freekeh Salad with Fennel and Mint

What the freak is freekeh, you ask? A healthy whole grain that resembles the wheat berry, it has a smoky flavor and chewy texture. Mix it with mint and olives for a refreshing yet warm and satisfying bowl.

11. Thai Millet Salad with Peanut-Ginger Dressing

When you’re craving Thai take-out, this vegetable-filled dish will do the trick. Really-you’ll soon be addicted to the peanut-ginger dressing.

12. Roasted Beet, Fennel, and Arugula Salad

Once the beets are prepared, this dish is incredibly easy to throw together. And it contains one of our favorites: goat cheese. Take it as a side dish to a dinner party, and make extra to pack for lunch the next day.

13. Grilled Carrots Over Lentils with Horseradish Yogurt Sauce

Here’s a salad you don’t see every day, but oh, are we glad we did! The hearty carrot-lentil mix (pictured below) will fill you up the healthy way while horseradish yogurt sauce adds an unexpected kick. A perfect casserole to prepare for a large dinner party, it will absolutely impress your guests.

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14. Cauliflower, Fennel, and White Bean Winter Salad

The list wouldn’t be complete without a cauliflower salad, which is a totally underestimated vegetable in our opinion. This recipe is crunchy, tender, tart, creamy, and hearty. (Got all that?)

15. Ka-pow Kaniwa Winter Salad

Elenore of Earth Sprout claims this salad can save lives. We’re a tad skeptical, but it’s certainly loaded with healthy ingredients, including cabbage, rosemary, carrots, parsnips, walnuts, and kaniwa. Never heard of kaniwa seeds? Make this meal (pictured below) as you read more about it’s amazing benefits here. Ka-pow.

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16. Roasted Yams With Ginger Yogurt and Pickled Red Onions

Ginger yogurt. Pickled red onions. Yams. This simple dish is unexpected, interesting, and warm. Try it.

17. Sweet and Sour Winter Salad

Say hello to the perfect mélange of tasty and tangy. Cabbage-based like most slaw, this salad also contains dried sour cherries and cold-weather vegetables that make it warm and seasonal.

18. Hearty & Spicy Winter Salad

Spicy roasted winter veggies. Need we say more? Well, we will. Arugula and balsamic coupled with currants and rye berries equals a biting kick balanced by super sweetness. Basically, this salad (pictured below) will rock your world.

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19. Roasted Fig and Blue Cheese Salad with Candied Walnuts and Dijon Balsamic Vinaigrette

Here’s a wintery classic combo that never fails: blue cheese, figs, and candied walnuts. True, it’s more of a holiday dish, but for nights when you want a splurge and still get some greens, go easy on the toppings and enjoy.

20. The Winter Abundance Bowl

While we love the healthy ingredients (broccoli, sweet potato, red cabbage, and lentils) in this bowl, the magic really lies in the garlic-ginger pumpkin seed sauce. Try it when you are really ravenous and shivering. Brown rice makes it extra filling.

  • By Heidi Pashman

Warm salads for winter

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