A winters salad

February 23, 2015

a winter salad - drifter and the gypsy blog
You know what makes me sad? Winter produce. Not that I don’t like it, but the fact that it frequently gets overlooked. We often attribute fruits and veggies with the summer season. (Helloooo loves of my life: tomatoes, peppers, stone fruit, strawberries, watermelon….) But the winter has so much beautiful produce to offer as well!

a winter salad - drifter and the gypsy blog
SHAVED BRUSSELS SPROUTS AND ENDIVE SALAD

Serves 2

Ingredients:

Salad

– 2 cups endive
– 8 brussels sprouts, thinly sliced
– 5 radishes, thinly sliced
– ¼ cup kalamata olives

Dressing

– Juice of 1 grapefruit (about ½ cup)
– ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
– 1 Tablespoon pure maple syrup
– 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
– 1 small shallot, minced
– Sea salt and black pepper

Procedure:

1. Place all prepared salad ingredients in a bowl.

2. To make dressing, place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Alternatively, whisk all ingredients together for a dressing with more texture.

3. Toss dressing into salad and serve.

a winter salad - drifter and the gypsy blog
I don’t normally put grapefruit in my salads, but the tangy mixture of tart and bitter is a most wonderful juxtaposition of flavors.

a winter salad - drifter and the gypsy blog
Ingredient Highlights:

Grapefruit – High in vitamin C and other antioxidants, cancer protective, prevents kidney stones and aids detox.

Brussels sprouts – High in vitamin K and vitamin C, aids detox, anti-inflammatory, supports cardiovascular health, high in fiber and aids digestion.

Apple cider vinegar – alkalizing, aids detox, supports skin health, soothes a sore throat, aids digestion, anti-bacterial and aids allergies.

a winter salad - drifter and the gypsy blog
a winter salad - drifter and the gypsy blog
Recipe & ingredient highlights by Giovanna Garcia // Words & photography by Micaela Hoo

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