A plate of harissa squash salad with mozzarella, avocado and salad leaves

Brighten a dull winter’s day with a bowl of colourful, crunchy veg and leaves.

The best thing about these hearty winter salads is that you can mix in roasted veg, leftover meat or handfuls of pulses – and the recipe becomes a dinner in one.

This simple salad has lots of nuttiness and zing, plus it’s filling enough for lunch or dinner on a chilly day. It’s great served on its own, or as a tasty side with miso-baked salmon.

A lovely light, warming salad recipe that you can get prep in a matter of minutes. The roasted squash is sweet, while the couscous is beautifully soft and nutty. This salad is really nice served alongside a simple pasta, in a sandwich or with a jacket potato. Any leftovers can be kept in the fridge then served up as a really posh coleslaw.

The sweet pomegranate dressing of this salad complements the savoury spice of the za’atar perfectly. With the nutty bulgar wheat and fresh herbs, this is one delicious winter salad for this time of year. 

Consider this your new staple winter salad. With sweet butternut squash and spicy harissa, this is a seriously tasty dish that only takes 5 ingredients to make.

The richness of black pudding is absolutely magic paired with the clean taste of the scallops. It’s a simple, classic combination and it is delicious!

Here it is, the ultimate walnut and blue cheese salad, loaded with lovely, quality ingredients. This joyful jumble is a wonderful lunch to brighten up a dreary winter day!

Beautifully colourful and bursting with flavour, this winter salad is gorgeous served so many different ways. Add it to a sandwich, mix it in with pasta or serve as it comes with some leftover meats — perfection. 

This colourful beetroot salad makes a great little starter, or scale it up for a light lunch and enjoy with chunks of crusty bread or cold cuts and pickle.

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