Give Your Salad A Winter Makeover With This Butternut And Beetroot Recipe

by | May 15, 2024 | Recipes

Who says salads are only for summer? Loaded with roasted butternut and beetroot, toasted almonds, basil and a sprinkling of feta (optional), this salad will keep you happy and warm throughout the chilly months — and when summer swings around again, you can simply let the roasted veggies and nuts cool down before serving the salad.

Add This Delish Winter Salad Recipe To Your Menu

Serve the salad as a main or as a side depending on your mood — it’s the perfect salad for a braai or Sunday roast, but you can just as easily serve it as a main meal.

Health Benefits:

Immune Support: The vitamins and antioxidants in butternut squash and beetroot help support a healthy immune system, especially during the winter months when colds and flu are more common.

Heart Health: The fibre, healthy fats and antioxidants in almonds, beetroot and olive oil contribute to heart health by reducing cholesterol levels and inflammation and improving blood vessel function.

Let’s make this warm hearty winter salad:

Winter salad with beetroot, butternut and feta

Warm Winter Salad

Loaded with roasted butternut and beetroot, toasted almonds and a sprinkling of feta, this salad will keep you happy and warm throughout the chilly months.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Vegetarian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 342 kcal


  • 500g butternut, chopped
  • 400g beetroot, chopped
  • Good-quality olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 100g almonds, chopped
  • Lettuce, roughly torn
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 wheel feta optional
  • A few basil leaves, roughly chopped


  • Preheat the oven to 200˚C. Place the butternut and beetroot on an oven tray, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and black pepper. Place in the oven and roast until tender and very slightly charred on the edges.
  • While the veggies are roasting, add the chopped almonds to a dry pan on a medium-high heat and toast until warmed through and browned. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  • Arrange the lettuce leaves on a serving platter. Remove the veggies from the oven and scatter them over the lettuce leaves. Sprinkle over the toasted almonds and dress with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. If you are using feta, crumble it over the salad. To finish, sprinkle over the chopped basil leaves.
Keyword salad

Looking for more easy winter meals? Try this One-Pan Chicken With Green Beans In Tomato Sauce recipe, this Lettuce, Fennel & Pea Soup recipe or these Quick Air Fryer Delights.

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