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Warm Salad Recipe for Dinner

Warm Salad Recipe for Dinner – We love enjoying salads all year long! While many salads are geared toward summertime, this warm and hearty Salad Recipe for Dinner is perfect for crisp fall or chilly winter days.

If you’re looking for more creative ways to incorporate veggies into your diet, salads like this will make getting in large amounts of phytonutrient rich plant-foods an easy, and tasty task! Ready to learn more? Keep reading!

salad recipe for dinner

Warm Salad Recipe for Dinner

This Salad Recipe for Dinner is not your typical salad recipe. For one, it really is best warm, which is why it’s so perfect for the fall or winter seasons! Secondly, it doesn’t have any lettuce greens. While typical salads include a bed of lettuce or fresh greens topped with fruit, veggies, nuts, seeds, and more, salads don’t actually have to include any greens at all!

This Salad Recipe for Dinner begins with a base of baby potatoes, and is topped with other roasted root veggies for a filling salad just perfect for dinner! Of course it’s simply not complete without a drizzle of our light citrusy Dijon Dressing for some added flavor. By definition, salads are: raw or cooked veggies, topped with dressing! So our potato-based Salad Recipe for Dinner fits perfectly into the versatile salad category!

If you do prefer greens in your salad, there is no reason you can’t add salad greens to the recipe if you wish. If you decide you want to add greens, I would suggest selecting a very mild, tender green such as butter lettuce or mache lettuce and then serving the warm vegetables on top.

Salad Recipes without Lettuce

Like mentioned above, just because most salads include fresh greens does not make this a requirement. We love switching our salads up from time to time to keep our meals versatile and exciting!

salad recipe for dinner

Here are some of our favorite greens-free salad recipes!

Healthy Pasta Salad Recipe: This Healthy Pasta Salad Recipe is gluten free and very healthy. It’s full of vegetables, super easy to make, and delicious to eat!

Recipe for a Bean Salad: Delicious both cold and warm, this Recipe for a Bean Salad is perfect for taking to school or work for a protein-rich, and nutritious meal!

Black Bean and Corn Salad: I can’t say enough about how deliciously perfect this Black Bean and Corn Salad recipe came together.

Recipe for Salmon Salad: Recipe for Salmon Salad is creamy, delicious and full of flavor. Loaded with nutrient-dense veggies, omega-3 salmon and Old Bay Seasoning.

Recipe for Healthy Salad Dressing

Like any good dressing, the Dijon Dressing pulls the whole salad together. It’s a quick and easy, back to basics recipe that yields plenty of leftovers too. You won’t need to use all of the dressing for the Salad Recipe for Dinner Recipe, so you can use what’s left on a more typical salad with lettuce for the next day’s lunch or dinner.

salad recipe for dinner

Complete the Meal

As you can tell based upon the ingredients below, this salad is very hearty and filling, and can function as a meal all on its own if desired! However, if you want a little more variety, there are numerous ways you can complete this meal without adding too much work at all. Here are our top tips:

#1: Add a Soup

A great way to finish off this Salad Recipe for Dinner is by adding a soup on the side! For this recipe, we would suggest something light like our Pureed Vegetable Soup, Carrot Soup, or Broccoli Soup without Cream!

#2: Enjoy Alongside Bread

Just because we’re gluten-free doesn’t mean we skip out on our bread! We have a delicious Recipe for Cornbread Muffins, Grain-Free Biscuit Recipe, and Gluten Free Biscuit Recipe that all make a delicious addition to this salad!

#3: Include a Protein

If you’re looking for some added protein to your meal, pick out a well-sourced, clean meat, and enjoy alongside your salad! The dressing is also very good as a dip for meat as well. The combo is just delicious! Our top suggestions would be our Oven Fried Chicken or Roasted Chicken.

salad recipe for dinner

On with the recipe!


Warm Salad Recipe for Dinner

While many salads are geared toward summertime, this warm and hearty Salad Recipe for Dinner is perfect for crisp fall or chilly winter days. 

Salad Recipe for Dinner
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  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x


Salad Recipe for Dinner

  • 1 1/2 pounds baby potatoes, cut into quarters
  • 4 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 4 carrots, chopped
  • 9 large radishes, cut into quarters
  • 1 stalk fennel, chopped
  • 2 large shallots, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup chives, chopped
  • Optional: 1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • Unrefined Himalayan pink salt, to taste
  • Optional: Black pepper, to taste

Dijon Dressing


Salad Recipe for Dinner

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Place the potatoes on a large baking sheet; drizzle with 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil and season with salt and pepper to taste. On another baking sheet, add the carrots, radishes, fennel and shallots; drizzle with 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil and season with salt and pepper to taste. Roast the vegetables for 20 minutes and the potatoes for 30 minutes.
  3. Transfer roasted vegetables and potatoes to a large mixing bowl and gently toss.

Dijon Dressing

  1. In a small jar, add 1/4 cup olive oil, Dijon mustard, lemon juice and honey. Whisk ingredients together with a fork. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Drizzle the Dijon Dressing to taste over the Salad Recipe for Dinner (Note: you should definitely have plenty of leftover dressing) Add the chives and basil (optional) and gently toss. Serve warm.

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For best results, take time to cut the vegetables the same size.

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Madison Suttles

Madison is passionate about health, fitness, and Jesus. She has lived with autoimmune symptoms nearly her entire life, but was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease in 2016. She shares her experience with Crohn's and living on a modified Specific Carbohydrate Diet as a resource to others on their health journeys.

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Wednesday 29th of September 2021

Wow. This was delicious. I have never had roasted radishes before. I doubled the fennel and for others in my family I cooked on the side bacon chopped and goat feta to add on top. Such a great comfort food on rainy nights. This would make a great pot luck. Thank you #cleancuisine. This is going to be one of my rotating meals for sure.

Madison Suttles

Thursday 30th of September 2021

Hi Sarah,

I'm so glad you loved it! Sounds like some really tasty additions too!

Thank you so much for the positive feedback, Madison

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