Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Winter Salad

I don't know about you, but there is nothing less appetizing to me than attempting to choke down the bushels of veggies I can normally scarf down during the warmer months.  I realize I live in California, but 50 degrees is not warm to me. I still can't tell you why I eat frozen yogurt until my lips turn blue on cold days, but that's another story for another time.

These days I have been roasting veggies and adding frozen veggies to my soup and one night I threw this together to sneak in more produce for dinner.
My Winter Salad
  • 1/2 cup uncooked wild rice (Trader Joe's)
  • 4 stalks of celery, chopped
  • 1/4 cup roasted squash, chopped
  • 1/2 large apple, chopped
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries
  • 1/4 cup lemon (or citrus juice of choice)
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
*Cook rice according to package instructions and set to cool.
*Add in the celery, roasted squash, apple and dried cherries, mixing to combine all of the ingredients
*Make a dressing with the lemon juice, vinegar, olive oil and pour over the ingredients, adding salt and pepper to tasked
*Combine and set to cool in the refrigerator
We added this to the rest of our dinner- which I think may have included pizza that night...and probably chocolate.  I loved the sweet, crunchy, and tangy combination.  Hope you give it a try!


Lauren said...

It is appalling how much froyo I eat - even when it is 45 degrees out.

Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said...

Beautiful salad!!

MelissaNibbles said...

That looks wonderful!

Mo Diva said...

this salad looks like dessert! Nommers!

kalin said...

i eat a lot of sauteed spinach when it's cold out because i know i need my greens and all but salad just seems grosssss some days

All Things Yummy said...

Wow, that looks really yummy. I'll have to try it.

Katie ♥ said...

I love sweet and crunch! Please come make this salad for me! I miss you love! Thanks for the comment on the save the dates! Hope you are great! miss u!!!!

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

That is so pretty! I thought it was a dessert at first glance!

Anne Marie said...

The salad looks so delicious! I would love 50 degree weather-we're in the 30s in PA!

Fashion Meets Food said...

Wow this looks absolutely awesome!