Honeyed winter salad

Honeyed winter salad

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(29 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 25 mins


Serves 4
Bring summer to winter with this fresh salad - it contains 3 of your 5-a-day too

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal414
  • fat13g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs66g
  • sugars26g
  • fibre13g
  • protein12g
  • salt1.3g
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  • 1 butternut squash, cut into thin wedges
  • 2 red onion, halved and cut into wedges
  • 4 parsnips, cut into wedges



    The fact that the parsnip is a member of the carrot family comes as no surprise - it looks just…

  • 3 tbsp olive oil (try garlic or basil infused)
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  • 1-2 tbsp clear honey
  • 1 small ciabatta, roughly torn into pieces (tomato and olive ciabatta works well)
  • 1 tbsp sunflower seeds, optional
  • 225g bag leaf spinach



    Used in almost every cuisine across the world, spinach is an enormously popular green vegetable…

  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard


  1. Heat oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. Put the vegetables into a large roasting tin, drizzle with half the oil and season to taste. Roast for 20 mins, turning once in a while until softened. Drizzle with the honey. Scatter the torn ciabatta and sunfl ower seeds over the top and return to the oven for a further 5 mins or until toasted.

  2. Put the spinach into a large bowl and tip in the vegetables and ciabatta. Whisk the vinegar, mustard and remaining oil together, season to taste and toss into the salad until the spinach wilts slightly. Serve immediately.

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Comments (24)

LB114's picture

Loved this! Even my salad dodging friend enjoyed it!

swiftsmith's picture

Great! Made as an accompaniment to Garland Sausage Roll (http://bit.ly/hM0QYI) on Christmas Eve and it went down very well! I had to roast the veg for longer than 20 minutes though. Am making it again with grilled halloumi cheese on top - yum!

flirtinflight's picture

Served this with a whole baked fish. Really lovely flavours and nice a colourful.

cottlefish's picture

This was simply great, and so easy to make! I realize now in retrospect that I left out the dijon mustard and white wine vinegar, but it doesn't seem to have had a negative effect. I originally made this as a side dish to the shallot tarte tatin with goat's cheese rounds, but found it totally worked well on its own as a main salad. (We had leftovers tonight on their own for the evening meal.)

Anyway, 10 out of 10, would consume again!

purplepossom's picture

Super yummy... Just made this for my boyfriend and I with gooey goats cheese on top and both loved it! Didn't have olive oil so used toasted sesame, which added a nice nuttiness. Beautiful colours on the plate too!!

MelanieCyp's picture

Very quick and easy but a little too sweet for me. I'll only put half a tablespoon of honey I think. I added avocado to mine, and rocket, and toasted pine nuts; all went really well I think!

coconatalie's picture

Really tasty! I had it for dinner tonight without feta and I absolutely loved it. Roasted the vegetables with garlic and made my own crutons instead of the ciabatta. Had to use frozen spinach as sainsburies didn't have anything else left, but I didn't feel too hard done by. I'll be taking some in for lunch tomorrow as well and will definitely make again.

krizzah's picture

I added feta to this salad and it was absolutely delicious, such as refreshing change for a winter meal. This is definintely a keeper.

chicajules's picture

I made this dish for supper. It was so simple yet really tasty and it went down a treat with my guests. Will definately make this one again as a change for the normal run of the mill salads. Great as a winter accompinament.

casinogal's picture

I love this so do my family and friends who i have made this for. Unfortunately i have never had any left to try with the Feta..maybe next time.

funster1's picture

So easy and really tasty, will definitely make again!

melpeth's picture

loved this salad - prepared it as a side dish for bbq chicken and we thought it was great

amyratty's picture

brilliant recipe, felt v smug as it was so healthy but so tasty! thumbs up from my fussy housemates as well. for us, with a bit extra ciabatta it did 3 dinners and 2 lunches.

dmohess's picture

This recipe is the best!
My husband has an aversion for veggies and he had two helpings of this!!

karanabanana's picture

I've made this several times for friends and family and it's always been a hit. I offer crumbled feta, goats' cheese or stilton in separate bowls so everyone can add what they want. I do think it needs the extra cheese, and it's not the biggest meal (perhaps I'm just greedy) but is perfect if you're served a rich starter first.

rebeccasophia5's picture

disgusting. really disappointed. the textures were foul. worst thing i've cooked. ever.

tanyaweaver's picture

This i a great midweek meal - very delicious. I add crumbled goats cheese which really goes well with the honey and seeds!

gingerchick2's picture

Scrumptious. Added some sliced chicken as well, which just added to the flavour. Slight twist - roasted the veg etc then added the honey but with some tsp or so of wholegrain mustard then tossed in strips of raw steak for last 5 mins or so. Great quick after shopping dinner.

minigreenstars's picture

Yum yum yum! was great cold the next day too... threw in a few chunks of beetroot & Parmesan shavings to make it a bit different. A great recipe that can be easily modified to suit.

kinses's picture

Delicious all-in-one meal. Easy to prepare and cook even when you have a family. We particularly enjoyed it with the feta as the tanginess complimented the sweetness of the honey and the sourness of the vinegar. Will definitely make again!


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