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Hello Lovelies, are you into salad in winter or is this something you only enjoy in summer? I really love salads all year round, in winter I love more hearty salads with the addition of seasonal veggies. My favorites include all the root veggies like beets, carrots but also parsnip or salads with cabbage, fennel, and of course with oranges, like in this recipe here. I really like the combination with warm and roasted veggies out of the oven, they make any winter salad just perfect.

For todays recipe I made potato wedges, coated with sesame and baked golden brown in the oven. Mixed with fresh baby spinach (but I think rocket or kale would be such a good match as well), crispy chickpeas and juicy cocktail tomatoes. Served with a vinaigrette from shalots, fresh basil and white balsamic.

Here is the recipe:

Salad with sesame potatoes, tomatoes and chickpeas

Salad with sesame potatoes, tomatoes and chickpeas


  • 500 gr potatoes
  • 1 garlic glove
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp sesame (white or black)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • paprika
  • salad:
  • 100 gr cocktail tomatoes
  • 100 gr baby spinach or rocket
  • 100 gr chickpeas (cooked)
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • cress
  • fresh basil
  • dressing:
  • 1 shallot
  • 3-4 twigs fresh basil
  • 2 Tbsp white balsamic
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • salt
  • pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degree C
  2. Wash the potatoes and cut them in wedges - add to a bowl
  3. Chop the garlic add to the bowl with oil and spices
  4. Lay on a baking tray with parchment paper and sprinkle with the sesame
  5. Bake for ca. 30 minutes, turn them half way
  6. Salad:
  7. Wash and cut the tomatoes in half
  8. In a pan, roast the chickpeas in sesame oil (ca. 5-10 minutes) and season them with salt, pepper, paprika and chili if you like a bit of spice
  9. Dressing:
  10. For the dressing, chop the shallot and add it to a jar with the other ingredients
  11. Mix with an immersion blender
  12. Add the spinach or rocket into a big bowl, add the tomatoes, chickpeas and the potatoes (you can add them luke warm or cold, what you prefer)
  13. Add the dressing, some cress and fresh basil

You can also roast the chickpeas in the oven, but roasting them in the pan is a bit quicker, so I went for this option. The kids had the leftover potatoes as fries – so they are also perfect and delicious without the salad of course.

Do you have a favorite winter salad? I would love to know. I really love the variety of salads you can make with all the seasonal winter veggies and fruits and even though im secretly longing for summer, I’m also curious about more combinations and can’t wait to explore more winter salads.

Love Verena

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  1. Reply

    Nisha / RainbowPlantLife

    March 1, 2018

    Those sesame crusted potatoes are absolutely perfect! I love sesame seeds and potatoes but have never combined the two. Thanks for the brilliant idea 🙂

    • Reply

      Verena Frei

      March 1, 2018

      Thank you Sweetie! It’s such a good combination, you should really try it! Thank you for stopping by xx Verena