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20 hearty winter salad recipes

Nutritious, filling and packed with seasonal produce – salads aren’t just for summer. Starring root vegetables, sweet beetroot and citrus fruits, these hearty salads are a delicious way to enjoy fresh, healthy meals during the chilly winter months

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    Baked beetroot, bacon and blue cheese

    This nutritious warm beetroot salad makes for a simple but filling mid-week meal, or omit the bacon for a tasty side dish to accompany a steak dinner

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Warm lamb and cauliflower rice salad

    This warm salad is perfect for winter, combining cool weather favourites lamb and cauliflower. Featuring ginger, chilli and sweet soy, this recipe packs a flavour punch

    Woman's Day (NZ edition)|

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    Grilled pork with quinoa and kale salad

    Totally delicious and totally good for you - you simply can't go wrong with this kale and quinoa salad with grilled pork! And it's perfect for diabetics too.

    Australian Women's Weekly|

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    Chorizo, haloumi and potato salad

    Potato salad gets taken to the next level with crispy fried chorizo and haloumi, dressed in a red wine vinaigrette.

    Woman's Day (NZ edition)|

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    Chicken & beetroot salad with tarragon dressing

    This in an easy and delicious salad to put together - strips of rotisserie chicken served on a bed or pre-cooked lentils, beetroot, and rocket. All you have to do is assemble!

    Woman's Day (NZ edition)|

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    Lentil and rice salad

    Sometimes you just feel like a grainy something and this wild rice and lentil salad does it. Simple but substantial, its exotic flavours and textures make a great meal, or serve it as a swanky side.


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    Brown rice and roast pumpkin salad

    There is nothing boring about this inventive salad. Bold flavours of roast pumpkin, maple syrup and soy sauce mix with brown rice and leafy greens to give your view of salads a pleasant refresher.

    Australian Women's Weekly|

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    Warm salad of root vegetables

    Ditch that old idea of salads as rabbit food and delight in this warm salad full of roasted root vegetables like beetroot, pumpkin and carrot.

    Australian Women's Weekly|

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    Matakana salad of oranges, beetroot, watercress & fried haloumi

    Inspired by the following ingredients I gathered from Matakana Farmers’ Market one Saturday, this deliciously fresh salad made a lovely lunch with friends. And a simple crusty ciabatta loaf was the perfect accompaniment.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Warm barley and vegetable salad

    Serve this salad as an accompaniment to grilled fish or roast chicken, or with crumbled goat’s cheese as a main meal.

    Australian Women's Weekly|

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    Duck breast salad with beets and orange

    While duck legs require a longer, slower cook to get the best from them, duck breasts are best served crispy-skinned but rare. Cooked in this way, they are meltingly tender and delicious

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Salad of roasted baby root vegetables & walnuts

    This salad combines creamy goat’s cheese and mascarpone with balsamic-roasted beets, roasted radishes and baby carrots. The roasted radishes transform from spicy little beasts to sublime mellow mouthfuls. Photography by Jani Shepherd/Gatherum Collectif.

    New Zealand Taste|