21 warming salad recipes

Keep happy and healthy with these warm salad recipes perfect for the winter months. Our recipe collection includes a protein-packed chicken salad, comforting lentil salad with pancetta and many more

Chorizo and bean salad
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Keep happy and healthy with these warm salad recipes perfect for the winter months. Our recipe collection includes a protein-packed chicken salad, comforting lentil salad with pancetta and many more

Keep happy and healthy with these warm salad recipes perfect for the winter months. Our recipe collection includes a protein-packed chicken salad, comforting lentil salad with pancetta and many more.

If you're bored of the same old salad, these warm salad recipes really do make a change to your usual bowl of leaves. They'll leave you feeling fuller for longer and will warm you all the way through.

Click through to see all of our favourite warm salad recipes...

First up is this delicious warm chicken and barley salad. This recipe is a great way of using up leftover chicken your Sunday roast. Perfect as a filling lunch or hearty dinner, this salad is full of veggies including spring onions, spinach and peas.

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Chorizo and bean salad

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This salad boasts Mediterranean flavours like chorizo, sweet peppers and sun-blush tomatoes. Add a dash of white wine as a treat and your very low calorie lunch is complete.

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Warm radish, halloumi, potato and cherry tomato salad

Warm radish, halloumi, potato and cherry tomato salad

This colourful and warming salad has a great variety of flavours thanks to the halloumi, radish and hint of mustard. This salad can be rustled up in 30 mins making it the perfect option when you're in a hurry.

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Slimming World's bacon and broccoli pasta salad

Slimming World's bacon and broccoli pasta salad

This filling salad is a Slimming World favourite combining soft pasta shapes and pieces of bacon together to make one delicious lunch or light dinner. The tenderstem broccoli in this recipe will add towards your 5-a-day count.

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Warm salmon and minted vegetable salad

Warm salmon and minted vegetable salad

Not only will the salmon in this recipe keep you fuller for longer as its packed with protein, it will also give you a well-needed boost of omega 3 in the winter months. Served on a bed of warmed new potatoes tossed in fresh mint and olive oil.

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Lentil and pancetta warm salad

Lentil and pancetta warm salad

We love this simple salad made with heaps of lentils and salty pancetta. The lentils are full of B vitamins and fibre, making them the perfect choice if you're trying to be healthy. The pancetta is a treat in this salad, giving it a boost of flavour.

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Griddled halloumi, courgette and asparagus

Griddled halloumi, courgette and asparagus

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This mouth-watering salad is a simple combination of salty halloumi, soft courgette and tender asparagus. Serve fresh and warm.

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Chicken, lentil and butternut squash salad

Chicken, lentil and butternut squash salad

This hearty chicken, lentil and butternut squash salad would be the perfect option for lunch as well as dinner. It's really simple to make taking only 35 mins in total to rustle up. The chicken will fill you up nicely and the lightly spiced soy sauce dressing will give you all the warmth you need.

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Spring vegetables and couscous with halloumi

Spring vegetables and couscous with halloumi

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Toss your vegetables in olive oil and warm through on the hob. Top with chunks of halloumi and a generous helping of orange couscous to make this deliciously warm salad. A portion of this salad contains around 300 calories per serving.

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Warm chicken tzatziki salad

Warm chicken tzatziki salad

This warm chicken tzatziki salad is a classic Greek dish. Made with marinated pieces of chicken, this salad is full of flavour. This recipe shows you how to make your own tzatziki sauce, which completes this warming salad perfectly.

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Warm rainbow cabbage salad

Warm rainbow cabbage salad

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Brighten up cold winter afternoons by whipping up this warm rainbow cabbage salad. Not only does it look the part, it tastes delicious too flavoured with parsley, Dijon mustard and balsamic vinegar. You could serve this salad alongside fish, chicken or falafel for a vegetarian option.

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Slimming World's chicken with a warm potato salad

Slimming World's chicken with a warm potato salad

This warming salad, served with a lemon and garlic infused chicken breast, would make a delicious dinner in the midweek rush as it only takes 25 mins to make and is as filling as a salad can get. The green beans and tomatoes in this simple salad count towards your 5-a-day.

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Warm scallop and bacon salad

Warm scallop and bacon salad

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This is a posh, warming salad that's ideal for rustling up when you've got friends over for lunch. Soft scallops and salty cuts of bacon work wonders together. Veggies include fresh peas and peppery rocket.

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Hot steak salad

Hot steak salad

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This hot steak salad can be ready in just 30 mins. This warming dish combines quick-to-cook beef, crunchy veggies and a bed of nutrient rich spinach for a meal that will leave you feeling satisfied.

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Steamed cod with warm new potato and pea salad

Steamed cod with warm new potato and pea salad

Serve this steamed cod with warm new potato and pea salad for dinner one night and watch it disappear off your plates in seconds. A light creme fraiche sauce brings the new potatoes, peas, spring onions and tender cod fillet together nicely.

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Warm chicken Caesar salad

Warm chicken Caesar salad

This warm chicken Caesar salad is a Pizza Express classic. Taking only 15 mins to make, this salad is made with chicken breast, gem lettuces, pine nuts and ciabatta bread. Each portion works out at 265 calories per serving.

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Warm broccoli and chicken salad

Warm broccoli and chicken salad

It doesn't take much to make this filling warm salad recipe; strips of cooked chicken, mixed salad leaves and of course those iron-rich florets of tenderstem broccoli. Serve with warm crusty bread if you fancy a treat!

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Warm potato salad with smoked mackerel

Warm potato salad with smoked mackerel

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Salad doesn't have to be boring and this warm salad of potatoes and smoked mackerel is the perfect example. The broccoli florets and soft baby beetroot add towards your 5-a-day count and the mackerel is full of nutrients too making one very healthy lunch.

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Warm aubergine salad

Warm aubergine salad

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Warm aubergine slices dressed in a lemon and garlic based dressing make a simple salad that would match with a variety of meats or even on a Mediterranean platter if you're feeding lots of people.

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Sausage and warm white bean salad

Sausage and warm white bean salad

Salads are not just for lunch you know! This sausage and warm white bean salad is one of our favourites to serve at dinner time as it's rather filling. Sunblushed tomatoes, white beans and rockets make the base of this tasty salad.

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Warm mushroom and poached egg salad

Warm mushroom and poached egg salad

For lunch or dinner, this warm mushroom and poached egg salad is a filling option bursting with flavour. Our favourite part of this warming salad is the oozing poached egg, which is served with mushrooms and salad leaves drizzled in a mustard dressing.

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