Put down the iceberg – it's time to get to know warm salads, people

There's some seriously filling, nutritious and (most importantly) super-tasty, warm salads out there for you to try.

 

Your favourite go-to bowl of steaming soup might have to be put to one side – we reckon these guys are about to become your new favourite work lunch/sofa supper go-to nosh. We promise you won't be disappointed.

 

1. Hot smoked salmon and roasted beetroot salad with horseradish

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Salad needn't be cold (especially when it's actually cold outside) and this warm smoked salmon and beetroot salad with horseradish is the ideal way to warm your cockles, without messing up your diet.

 

2. Mild spiced lamb salad

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Mildly spicy and incredibly easy to make, this is something you'll whip up again and again.

 

3. Rocket and peach salad with pistachio and goat's cheese balls

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A lovely veggie option – this recipe involves a trick involving goat’s cheese and pistachios that’ll transform your dinner parties forever. Tip: keep your peaches very still on the grill if you want those perfect charred lines.

 

4. Warm pearl barley and chicken salad with leeks

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Packed with fennel and citrus flavours, this warm salad is a weekday dinner winner. Got any leftovers? It'll be just as good the next day.

 

5. Steak and kale salad with orange, avocado and chimichurri dressing

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The salad for meat lovers who think they don’t like salads – creamy avo, perfect steak and zingy orange. Ready in under 25 minutes and perfect for sharing, if you’re into that sort of thing.

 

6. Buckwheat noodle salad

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Not all salads have to be carb-free. Noodles add texture and comfort to this colourful little number. Plus they’re made of buckwheat, so they look super healthy.

 

7. Roast salmon with lemon ricotta and warm chargrilled chicory salad

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Isn’t this the most stylish salad you’ve ever seen? And it only takes 20 minutes. Bosh.

 

8. Roasted sweet potato, pistachio and pomegranate salad

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Actually really tasty cold as a packed lunch, but if you make double you can have that sweet spud hot for dinner the night before too.

 

9. Sticky salmon with crushed peanuts

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The unicorn of the salad world - sticky, glazed salmon fillets on a bed of the kind of veg that makes us feel healthier just looking at it. It just so happens to taste unbelievably great, too.

 

10. Roast cauliflower and chickpea salad

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Similar to a chicken Caesar, but with a veggie twist. Another reason to always keep an emergency can of chickpeas in the cupboard.