Winter Chopped Salad

We often think about refreshing green salads in the spring and summer, but winter is a great time to savor a hearty salad. Especially in January 2022…we can all benefit from a little extra vitamins and minerals.

If you’re looking for an easy way to enjoy the veggies from your basket, try making a savory Chopped Winter Salad!

Use ingredients like: kale, lettuce blend, red radicchio, peppers, cucumber, cabbage, tomatoes, and carrots. If you have other ingredients like sweet potato, beets, brussels sprouts or garbanzo beans toss them in! You’ll want to use hearty ingredients in this salad that you love that also leave you satisfied. While any size “chop” will do, it’s extra tasty in small pieces so you get a little bit of all the flavors in every bite. And don’t forget to massage your Kale! It tenderizes the leafy green and makes a delicious and filling base to your chopped salad.*

Toss in your favorite salad dressing or even make your own! (An empty jar works best to shake/mix your dressing and store to any extra)

  • 1/4 c. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 tsp minced Garlic
  • 1 tsp Honey
  • Fresh lemon juice to taste
  • A pinch of salt and pepper

Shake the ingredients together and enjoy!

*To massage Kale, add a bit of lemon juice, olive oil and a tiny pinch of salt and massage with your fingers for a few minutes.

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