7 recipes proving salads aren't just for summer

12th October 2016

As winter nights draw in we find ourselves craving a bit of sunshine. Here at Rapeseed Oil Benefits, we think the perfect way to add a bit of warmth at meal time is with a winter salad. Rapeseed oil is so versatile and with its light flavour and bright golden colour, it’s great for roasting, stir frying as well as making the most delicious salad dressings.

Here’s 7 of our favourite recipes for a warm winter salad to lighten up your evening…

1. Warm Tomato and Onion Salad with a Beef Dressing and Sourdough Croutons

This hearty salad from BBC Good Food is a British take on the Italian panzanella. The combination of rapeseed oil and beef dripping for the salad dressing packs a real punch, and complements the strong flavours of the salad really well.

2. Warm Thai Chicken Salad Recipe

Our recipe for a warm Thai Chicken Salad is so quick and really simple, it makes a delicious and healthy option for a weeknight meal when you don’t have much time to cook!

Warm Thai Chicken Salad Recipe

3. Warm Salad of Leeks, Jerusalem Artichokes and Winter Leaves

The French name for this recipe by Raymond Blanc is salade du pauvre, which means salad of the poor. But we think this translation couldn’t be further from the truth, as this salad is delicious and rich in flavour! A perfect midweek treat.

4. Warm Padrón Pepper and Chorizo Salad

This dish is ideal for a dinner party starter, and rumour has it, one in ten of these little peppers has a real fiery kick to it – are you prepared to take the risk?!

5. Winter Salad with Warm Pesto Whole Grain Croutons

These pesto croutons are so delicious and super easy to make. At only 216 calories per serving, this warm salad makes a great healthy dinner or side dish!

Winter Salad with Warm Pesto Whole Grain Croutons

6. Roasted Parsnip, Puy Lentil and Watercress Salad

This watercress salad is a real winter warmer. It has great combination of textures as well as flavours, which are complemented by the nutty rapeseed oil dressing. A perfect warm salad for a crisp autumn weekend lunch.

7. Warm Sweet Chilli Chicken Salad with Onion Oatmeal Recipe

It’s so easy to enjoy oats in a variety of dishes, as proven in this crispy chicken salad! The sweet chilli dressing makes a warming accompaniment and will be sure to bring a little sunshine on a dreary day.

Warm Sweet Chilli Chicken Salad with Onion Oatmeal Recipe
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