10 Hearty Seasonal Salads You Can Eat for Dinner

10 Hearty Seasonal Salads You Can Eat for Dinner

Sheela Prakash
Nov 28, 2018
(Image credit: Ghazalle Badiozamani)

With temperatures dropping outside, our minds are more focused on warm soups and stews rather than salads these days. But I still love a feel-good dinner salad anytime of year. These 10 recipes celebrate the ingredients and flavors of the season — like roasted vegetables, dark leafy greens, and maple-sweetened vinaigrettes. Plus, they're satisfying enough to be called dinner but not so much so that they'll weigh you down, which is always a win in my book.

1. Quick and Easy Roasted Veggie Salad

This salad is extra satisfying since it's served warm. The roasted squash, mushrooms, and shallots are tossed with the baby kale while still hot so they slightly wilt it.

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)

2. Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Chickpeas, Feta, and Herbs

This is most definitely a restaurant-worthy affair. It takes a little time to assemble all the components, but trust me — it's worth it.

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)

3. Thanksgiving Lentil Salad

Just because this salad has Thanksgiving in its title doesn't mean it should only be made once a year. It's colorful, protein-rich, and makes enough to have leftovers for lunches.

(Image credit: Christine Han)

4. Kale Bistro Salad

Top this salad with the egg of your choice. I love a soft-boiled one, but a fried or poached egg is also a great idea.

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)

5. BBQ Tofu Salad Bowls

BBQ tofu is most definitely the salad topper that's missing from your life. Here it's joined with colorful veggies, black beans, and brown rice.

(Image credit: Lauren Volo)

6. Weeknight Winter Salad

While roasted sweet potato adds bulk to this Swiss chard-based salad, feel free to add chicken or even salmon if you're looking for more.

(Image credit: Diana Yen)

7. Couscous Salad with Butternut Squash and Cranberries

A bit of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cumin add warm spice to this super-seasonal, chickpea-dotted salad.

(Image credit: Lauren Volo)

8. Broccoli and Kale Caesar Salad

Cashew cream is the secret to the creamy vegan dressing in this satisfying Caesar salad twist.

(Image credit: Christine Han)

9. Schnitzel and Pear Salad with Wheat Beer Vinaigrette

Yes, you can make a vinaigrette with beer. (And you should!) When mixed with honey, vinegar, and Dijon, it makes a balanced, full-bodied vinaigrette that holds up to the schnitzel.

(Image credit: Katie Webster)

10. Roasted Delicata Squash Salad with Warm Pickled Onion Dressing

The best part about delicata squash is you don't have to peel it, which makes this salad even easier to compile.

moving--truck moving--dates moving--dolly moving--house moving--cal Created with Sketch. moving--apt