A salad is a great choice any time of year, whether you like a warm salad (one with cooked meats or veggies) or a cold salad (one with mostly fresh fruits and crisp veggies and no cooked items). They’re great as side dishes or as full meal, take along lunches or make-ahead dinners.
Salads are super versatile in that you can practically put anything together and it will be good, but there are always certain combinations that make GREAT salads. Here, we have listed five different warm salads that we love from our favorite recipe bloggers!
Roasted Eggplant Apple Spinach Salad
The apples in this salad add just enough sweetness to the eggplant! And the feta cheese balances out the sweetness with a hint of tartness. Spinach provides a better, healthier base, and the chicken gives the protein to help you feel fuller longer.
And, at just 185 calories for a 2-cup serving, you really can’t go wrong.
Recipe and photo credit: Sugar-Free Mom
Steak Salad Italiano
Do you like to cook enough dinner for leftovers the next day? This is a great salad to try with left-over steak.
It’s super easy to throw together with just 6 ingredients, and can even be done the night before and taken for lunch the next day.
Recipe and photo credit: 24/7 Low Carb Diner
Avocados, Bacon, Chicken, and a few other things such as a little may0, onion, butter, and a splash of lime make this salad super easy and certainly not lacking in flavor!
The best thing about this salad is you can chop and mix everything finely and serve it a lettuce wrap, or just leave it chunky and eat as-is.
Recipe and photo credit: Butter Is Not A Carb
Pan-Fried Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Cranberries
Tired of boring side-salads? Try this one with your next meal! It’s sweet-savory mix of the cranberries along with the bacon perfectly complement the Brussels sprouts. Add a few walnuts and you’ve got a total winner!
The best part? It’s a one-pan meal, so there’s no need to dirty a lot of dishes!
Recipe and photo credit: Low Carb Yum
Low-Carb Grilled Vegetable Salad with Olive Oil and Feta
Toss out the leafy greens, this salad is all about the veggies!
With warmer weather coming around the corner, it’s time to start gearing up on those grilling recipes. Or, if you have an indoor grill plate, this would be great to do even now!
This would be a great side dish to chicken, steak, or even pork chop. So get that grill ready!
Recipe and photo credit: All Day I Dream About Food
Do you have a favorite warm salad? Let us know in the comments!