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5 hearty winter salads for chilly nights

These easy, healthy winter salads will keep your family warm and well-fed through the cold months ahead.

By Eshun Mott

5 hearty winter salads for chilly nights

5 hearty winter salads to warm you up

Sautéed Squash and Quinoa Salad

Sautéed cubes of squash are candy sweet. They’re delicious teamed up with the creamy tahini dressing in this healthy salad.

Tip: The consistency of tahini differs from brand to brand. Whisk in a little water if the dressing seems too thick.

Get the recipe here: Sautéed Squash and Quinoa Salad

5 hearty winter salads for chilly nightsPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Jewel Salad

Fruit and vegetables are in the same food group for a reason! Edamame and beans marry well with the fruit in this sweet and savoury salad.

Tip: Bean salads last well, but favours are absorbed quickly. You may need to re-season if it sits for awhile before you eat.

Get the recipe here: Jewel Salad

5 hearty winter salads for chilly nightsPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Shaved Carrot, Fennel and Boy Choy Salad with Fried Tofu "Croutons"

This vegan and gluten-free salad swaps in delicious fried tofu for the usual croutons — they're sure to entice the kids while adding a dose of protein.

Tip: Sprinkling vegetables with a little salt and letting them sit softens them without cooking.

Get the recipes here: Shaved Carrot, Fennel and Bok Choy Salad and Fried Tofu "Croutons"

5 hearty winter salads for chilly nightsPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Kale Salad with Bacon and Dates

Sweet and salty bites of date and bacon make this salad so delicious you'll forget you're eating healthy greens!

Tip:
"Massaging" the kale softens it, which makes it more enjoyable to eat.

Get the recipe here: Kale Salad with Bacon and Dates

5 hearty winter salads for chilly nightsPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Warm Salad of Salmon, Baby Spinach, Orzo and Crispy Capers

Never thought of introducing kids to capers? Frying them makes them super crispy and adds a great crunch to this satisfying salad.

Get the recipe here: Warm Salad of Salmon, Baby Spinach, Orzo and Crispy Capers

5 hearty winter salads for chilly nightsPhoto: Maya Visnyei

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