Christmas Pies and a Warm Winter Salad

Christmas Pies and a Warm Winter Salad Pie

I love my greens, but in winter I really struggle with salads. I am perpetulaly cold and meal times are a chance for me to warm up from the inside. The solution is to whip up a quick and filling warm winter salad.

Warm Winter Salad

This one can be easily scaled up and paired with a multitude of grilled meats. Alternatively chuck in some puy lentils or chickpeas and some coriander for a quick lunch.

Warm Winter Salad for one.

Total Time: 5 minutes

Number of servings: 1

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  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 60g cooked quinao (or grain of choice)
  • 2 spring onions, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, cut into 6 pieces
  • handful of spinach


  1. Heat the oil in a small pan and add the spring onions.
  2. When the spring onions start to soften, add the tomatoes and squish them down with the back of a fork so they release some juice, allow to cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Add the quince, stirring constantly and then stir through the spinach allowing it to wilt.
  4. When the spinach is warm and at your favourite level of wilti-ness, serve.
Merry Berry Pies and a Warm Winter Salad

I served mine with the the new Pieminister Christingle veggie pie and David had his later on with the Pieminister Merry Berry Pie. I was lucky enough to be sent these to try and LOVE trying UK brands. Pieminister are based in beautiful Bristol, you can grab a takeaway on London’s South Bank or grab these Christmassy delights from your local supermarket. There are 4 Christmas flavours. My favourite was Deer Santa because it had a rich sauce, a good amount of meaty chunks and earthy flavours which complemented each other beautifully.  I served mine with pea and bean mix from the freezer and some yummy homemade grape jelly for a supper quick lunch for one.

Christmas Pies and a Warm Winter Salad

How do you adapt your favourite meals in winter?

Christingle Pies and a Warm Winter Salad

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