If eating more vegetables is one of your New Year’s resolutions, we’ve got tasty salad recipes that will make stick to your plan. These are hearty salads that pack big flavor and just enough veggies to make you feel good about eating them.
Forget about limp lettuce and flavourless winter tomatoes and replace them with carbs or protein topped off with fresh tasty vegetables for a more hearty winter salad.
Take your pick from a satisfying pasta or noodle salad packed with healthy veg, or go for a carb-free protein rich option like walnut and gorgonzola salad or even octopus and potato salad for something a little more exotic.
Salad recipes for New Year can be as interesting as you like. It’s time to get creative, be inspired by our recipe selection below.
12 Flavorful Salad Recipes For The New Year
Persian Eggplant and Tomato Salad
This gorgeous salad is a complete show stopper – from the jewels of pomegrante seeds to the grilled eggplant and variety of tomatoes. It makes for a satisfying vegetarian meal or a great accompaniment to grilled meats.
Radish and Radicchio Salad
This is a great salad with a lot of crunch thanks to spicy radishes, strips of cucumber and fragrant pine nuts. You’ll love the basil dressing.
Butternut Squash and Quinoa Salad
Pomegranate seeds, garlic and parsley add color and flavor to this tasty vegan salad made with one of winter’s tastiest vegetables and protein-rich quinoa.
Fava Bean and Goat Cheese Salad
Fava beans are a great vehicle for a salad, especially if you pair them with creamy goat cheese, garlic, scallions and mint.
Warm Grape Salad with Chicken
Have you ever tasted warm grapes? They are juicy, sweet and delicious. Just the thing to pair with roasted chicken and crunchy veggies.
Eggplant and Harissa salad
This Middle Eastern-inspired salad of fried aubergine finished off with harissa paste is served warm and delicious with some freshly made flat bread.
This fresh crunchy Italian salad (insalata trevigiana) hails from the city of Treviso and comes packed with radicchio and fennel topped by Gorgonzola cheese.
Octopus and Potato Salad
This Mediterranean salad is packed with flavour and makes for a very satisfying meal, perfect for lunch or even dinner.
This unusual salad of scrambled eggs with greens, pancetta and a twist of caviar was one of the Italian painter Pontormo’s favourite dishes, and we’re with him on that one!
A creamy, crunchy and zesty salad, this is a perfect light lunch option packed full of healthy nuts, apple and celery slices which cut through the richness of the hard and soft cheese combination.
This easy Chinese noodle recipe mixes up stir-fried chicken breast, shrimp and vegetables in an easy and satisfying lunch or dinner dish.
Pasta salad is always a classic and this flavoursome version won’t disappoint, particularly if you are cooking for vegetarians.
Packed with olives, walnuts and cherry tomatoes there’s enough variety and intensity of flavour to wake up the taste buds. Here is the recipe.
Tip: Can’t find good quality cherry tomatoes? Opt for sun-dried tomatoes.
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