Winter Salads

Winter and salads aren’t usual companions. Wind howling outside and rain coming at the window in horizontal sheets, the Thames over-topping its banks and flooding houses, the Levels have been flooded since Christmas. It’s a miserable winter, and a salad isn’t the first thing that comes to mind as ‘comfort food’. But take a look at this.

BeetPotatoRyeSalad2

Warm salad. Roasted beet root, warm sliced potatoes, charred onions and roasted garlic – all tossed together while still hot in a whole-grain mustard vinaigrette dressing made from 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 tablespoon of white wine vinegar, and a dollop of mustard (wholegrain). A pinch of salt (if required) and a grind of black pepper, too. Then I tossed some black beans across the top, hard-cooked eggs, some chopped green peppers and tomatoes, and stuck a few slices of moist, dense (Danish-style) rye bread into it.

It was quite delicious. And surprisingly filling. Just goes to show that salads aren’t just for summer!

Do you long for salads during the winter months?

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9 Comments Add yours

  1. Absolutely wonderful winter salad!
    Have a super weekend.
    🙂 Mandy xo

    1. Misky says:

      Thanks, Mandy, and you, too!

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  2. I love roast vegetables and cooked beans in winter salads. Yours looks gorgeous – lovely flavors and colors!

    1. Misky says:

      Thank you, Debi. The colours were lovely. 🙂

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  3. Yes I definitely long for salads in winter – I’ve found it’s all about inventiveness and having a greenhouse for winter leaves – loving your winter salad fix

    1. Misky says:

      It was so yummy that we are apt to do it again soon! Happy weekend, Claire.

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  4. cecilia says:

    Oh YES! This looks like just the salad for me! Poor you in all that rain, how is your garden faring?

    1. Misky says:

      We are quite deep in mud and goo, c! It’s sunny today though, so thank you for small mercies.

  5. Joanna says:

    I am reading your posts backwards I know, but this is a fabulous warm salad, and another winner, (my mother would have liked this, it looks very Dansk!)

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