Kale leaves, spiced butternut squash, sweet, juicy pomegranate seeds and who could forget the avocado? This warming winter salad is completely delicious and so satisfying. I know that in winter most people are craving big bowls of soup or something similar, but for me, it’s all about this salad.
I hate the perception that salads are boring, or should only be eaten in summer. I’ve found that this salad is best eaten warm. Warmed kale is completely delicious, and is my ultimate winter salad base. Although kale seems to hold the moisture from cooking quite well, so before being eaten, you need to ensure that you dry it as much as possible using some kitchen roll.
Roasted Butternut Squash
The warm, crispy butternut squash is my favourite part of this meal; it’s crispy on the outside and soft and creamy on the inside, lightly spiced with some paprika. I’m a huge fan of roasted veggies and butternut squash is on the top of my list. I love how versatile they are, and the perfect way to add a touch of warmth to your meal. The pomegranate seeds help to add a touch of sweetness to the bowl, and I love sprinkling a few into my salads.
Avocado has to be my favourite vegetable; on toast, made into guacamole, or simply sliced and placed in a salad. There’s just nothing not to love about them! So, I just couldn’t resist the urge to add a few slices. Just remember to add the avocados in afterwards to your warmed salad.
It tastes great fresh, or taken for lunch the next day and warmed up in the microwave. Just remember to add the avocado, pomegranate seeds and sesame seeds after the kale and butternut squash have been heated. This is so scrumptious, and the perfect winter warmer salad. Who knew that such a thing existed? One of my favourite meals this winter, and something just goes to show that salads don’t have to be boring. Whatever the season!
Warming, lightly spiced, with a little sweetness sprinkled on top. Delicious, nutritious and just damn tasty!
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