As I peek out my window I see the flurries that wisp through the air as if they are frantic to find a place to land before they become a pellet of water on someone’s windshield. I don’t know about you, but when the wind starts to rip through my old house causing many creaks and moans, the last thing I want to think about is a nice and cold garden fresh salad. Don’t get me wrong, I actually love salad and I eat it on more days than I don’t. But, during the winter it is a struggle. When it came time to do my Foodie sponsor post for the month, I knew I wanted to find some warm inspired salads to keep me on the healthier eating track during this cold weather season.
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Check out Warm Salads for Cool Nights
Warm Calamari Salad – I love calamari and found this salad to be a great change from deep fried calamari. I can’t wait to give this one a try.
Warm Arugula Salad with Quinoa & Goat Cheese – I am obsess with goat cheese. True story: I purchased a bag of Quinoa over the summer and have yet to make anything with it. I’m not sure what the hold-up is. But this looks pretty amazing.
Baby Greens and Fried Egg Salad – Eggs. I love them. I just about eat them in some way, shape, or form daily. I especially love it when their creamy yolk compliments a dish I am eating. This salad is super simple to make and would make a great breakfast salad.
Romaine Salad with Bacon, 5-Minute Eggs, and Creamy Garlic Anchovy Dressing – Ok. This salad looks amazing. Bacon. Eggs. Yum. But, I am not sure I am too keen on the anchovy dressing. But that didn’t stop me from wanting to try this meal. I am guessing the bacon compliments the anchovy.
Chicken Liver Salad – I know what you are saying. Yuck. I know a lot of people have issues with liver. I am one of them. When I was younger my mother made beef liver with mushrooms and onions. It was pretty amazing. I don’t know what she did but I have never been able to get my beef liver to turn out like hers. I know I should eat it. If you can eat it, you should Same with chicken liver. They are so good for you. I didn’t try a chicken liver until later in life. Let me tell you, when prepared right, they are pretty tasty. What I like about this salad is that its mega healthy and budget friendly. At my store you can get a giant container of chicken liver for about $1.50. I know some of you are grossed out, but honestly, I really encourage you to experiment with them. Like in this salad.
Warm Roasted Squash, Prosciutto and Pecorino Salad – It has prosciutto. That’s enough for me.
Warm Greek Salad – I have had a warm Greek salad before. They are pretty amazing.
Warm Potato and Steak Salad – This salad is perfect for Mr. Yum. Steak and potatoes. What more could he want out of a salad?
Grilled Asparagus Salad with Fried Eggs – Again with the eggs. I also love asparagus and happen to enjoy dipping it in my eggs for breakfast. Love simple sugar free, low carb meals.
Spinach, Mushroom, and Fennel Salad with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette – This salad has all the flavors I love and enjoy. This is at the top of my ‘to-try’ warm salad list.
One-Eyes Salad with Winter Greens and Brown Sugar-Bacon Vinaigrette. That’s a mouthful. Sounds amazing.
Warm Mushroom Salad with Crisp Bacon – Again with the bacon!
To see the rest of the warm salad recipes listed in the photo widgit, please visit my “Warm Salads for Cool Nights” board on Foodie.com
Disclosure: I am a member of Mode Media and their Foodie channel. I was compensated for my time to write this post. Opinions and picks are 100% my own.