Warm Winter Salad

Beetroot SaladThis salad is a great winter warmer and perfect for a winter weight loss diet.
Due to all the colours and variety of vegetables we are getting a variety of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.

The addition of the feta and chickpeas will give you a hit of protein to sustain the energy and satiety for longer.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Serves 4

  • 1 can of baby beetroots washed and drained and cut into quarters
  • 1 can of chickpeas washed and drained
  • 1/2 japanese pumpkin diced
  • 100g of feta diced
  • 8 cherry tomatoes halved
  • 2 cloves of garlic crushed
  • 1 brown onion diced
  • 1 tbs of oil
  • 1 lemon squeezed for juice


  1. First, chop up the pumpkin and place it on the baking tray with some baking paper and place in a 200 degree oven and roast for 20 minutes.
  2. While the pumpkin is cooking, in a pan heat the oil and pan fry the garlic and onion until it starts browning.
  3. Add in the chickpeas and beetroot and heat through on high for a few minutes.
  4. While cooking, chop up the remainder of the ingredients and toss in a bowl.
  5. Add the chickpeas, beetroot  and roasted pumpkin to the bowl, fold through, squeeze of the lemon juice and serve

320 calories per serve.



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written by:

Amanda Dos Santos

Mandy is an experienced Nutritionist, food scientist and writer with over 10 years experience in the Heath industry. She has been part of the Healthy Mummy team of experts since 2012, writing informative and current blog posts and contributing to our recipe books. She has played an integral part in creating the recipes on our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges since they first started in July 2014.Mandy is a mum of three and loves working for The Healthy Mummy, ”Especially on the challenges as I can create recipes which empower women to create nourishing food for themselves and their families’."