A salad can be warming too
The weather may have started to become more on the wet and cold side than we experienced over the summer, but people are still enjoying the delights of a nice salad and you will still see a Saladette Counter in use in many restaurants and catering firms. If you are looking for something similar then pop along to www.fridgefreezerdirect.co.uk/commercial-refrigeration-brands/i-l/interlevin/interlevin-esa900-refrigerated-saladette-counter to see what they have to offer.
There is a way to enjoy the healthy tastes of a salad but add some warmth for the colder days – the warm salad and here are some recipe ideas for you.
Warm Greens with Salmon
Instead of opting for your standard lettuce leaves to form the base of your salad take a look at the other leafy greens that are available such as kale and spinach and sauté these in a little oil and add some pepper and seasonings of your choice and serve them along with a griddled salmon fillet for a healthy, warm salad option.
Sweet Potato and Butternut Squash Salad
Serve yourself a nice bowl of your favourite greens whether these are lettuce leaves with a mixture of rocket and spinach and top them with some griddled or sautéed sweet potato and butternut squash pieces. You can add some balsamic vinegar to your dish or perhaps add a but of heat by drizzling with chilli oil or cooking the sweet potato and butternut squash in a paprika seasoned mixture.
Add some seeds
Regardless of the time of year adding some seeds to your salad gives an extra flavour and added dimension to your dish. These could be toasted pumpkin seeds or sesame seeds. The options are virtually endless. Seeds are incredibly good for your health and produce you with lots of nutrients that you may be lacking in your diet.
If you are in the mood for something a little more exotic, then you could make yourself a nice bowl of a roasted beetroot and orange salad with some nice sautéed greens along the side. You can also include cubes of butternut squash and if you like a bit of crunch in your salads then top it off with the seeds of your choice. This is one dish that betters with age so make yourself a batch to enjoy throughout the week.
So instead of reaching for your trusted bowl of soup this Christmas why not try a nice warm salad instead.