Holiday Meal Ideas 2015: Warm Vegetable Salad

Update and Redux: J – Christina has been on a quest for Winter sides these days. This warm vegetable salad is a great example of her discoveries. Colorful and with rich vegetable flavors, it is a delight served as a warm side … or as a straight-ahead veggie main. Simple and easy to prepare.

C – Warm salads are so good for Winter.

They are filling … lots of good stuff. I have been really liking this week’s recipes. It just proves that I don’t have to eat a lot of meat during the Winter season to stay warm and full. I don’t know where I got the idea that I needed to eat a lot of meat to keep warm. It just makes me feel slow.

With all the vegetables I’ve been eating, I feel really good, with lots of energy. I love this feeling. I want to have more and more of it.

Of course, I am sure this feeling will change. And, we will have to make other things this Winter. Oh well, I am enjoying it now. That’s all that matters.

I was so surprised at how good this salad was. It’s a really simple salad. There wasn’t that much to it. But, everything came together really well.

Sweet roasted bell peppers, crunchy green beans, creamy new potatoes, a large amount of fresh herbs with a perfect vinaigrette.

Warm Winter Salad Week: Warm Vegetable Salad
Recipe type: Sides
Prep time: 20 mins
Total time: 20 mins
Serves: 4
  • 2 bell peppers (red, yellow or orange), roasted, peeled and seeded, sliced into medium strips
  • 1 pound assorted red and white new potatoes, boiled, cut into quarters
  • ¾ pound green beans, trimmed and halved, blanched
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • ½ cup parsley, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp oregano leaves, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 lemon, zest and juice
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. In a small bowl, combine oregano, lemon juice, lemon zest and white wine vinegar. Whisk in olive oil. Salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Place remaining items into a large bowl. Add dressing. Toss well.
  3. Serve.
  4. Enjoy!


It’s a great salad to serve hot or cold. I could see myself making this for a large crowd or a party. I think people would love it.

I am so glad I was able to eat a lot of vegetables this week. I don’t think I get enough, usually.

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