Okay can I just say BRRRRRRRR? It’s frickin’ freezing here in NYC and I know I shouldn’t be complaining because I live on the East Coast and its mid-January so it really should be cold, but dang. Not ready for it.
When it’s cold like this, all I want to do is cozy up on the couch with a cup of tea, perhaps a big bowl of oatmeal OR one of these amazingly comforting winter quinoa salads.
So what makes a salad cozy anyhow? I kind of made it up, but here was my criteria as I was searching on Pinterest: ingredients and temperature. Is the salad served warm? Or does the salad have ingredients inside that make you feel warm and cozy? From there, I’ve picked my favorites and rounded them up right here.
If you’re also suffering from the winter blues, then I think it’s a great time to make a big batch of one of these quinoa salads and then snuggle up with a good book (or TV show). It’s winter…let’s hibernate?
Warm + Roasted Winter Quinoa Salad from Oh She Glows
Warm Quinoa, Sweet Potato+ Kale Salad from Not Enough Cinnamon
Seasonal Chopped Quinoa Salad from Simply Quinoa
Caramelized Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad from With Salt and Wit
Winter Rainbow Quinoa Salad from Pinch of Yum
Bountiful Broccoli Quinoa Salad from Running on Real Food
Red Quinoa Salad with Roasted Squash from Simply Quinoa
Pink Quinoa Salad with Beets + Oranges from Dolly and Oatmeal
Roasted Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad from One Sweet Mess
Thai Peanut Quinoa Salad from Simply Quinoa
Kale + Shredded Brussels Sprout Quinoa Salad from Simply Quinoa
Black Bean Quinoa Salad with Sweet Potatoes + Cauliflower
from Oh She Glows
Southwester Kale Power Salad from Cookie + Kate
Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad with Soft Boiled Eggs from Naturally Ella
Curried Cauliflower Quinoa Salad from Simply Quinoa
Warm Quinoa Salad with Apples + Kale from Happy Healthy Mama
Harvest Quinoa Salad from Recipe Runner
Root Vegetable + Quinoa Salad from Camille Styles
Roasted Potato + Red Quinoa Salad from Simply Quinoa
Roasted Eggplant with Spinach + Quinoa from Julia’s Album
Chili Roasted Sweet Potato + Black Bean Quinoa Salad
from Simply Quinoa
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