My return to normal usually starts with craving lighter and healthier foods. This means an increase in veggies and fruits. Suddenly as if seeing the light, I find the idea of leaving the table not stuffed to the gills a pleasant feeling.
This winter salad is everything that you imagine....It is healthy, delicious and filling. The salad can be eaten as a side to soup or sandwich or as the main entree. Either way you will not be disappointed.
Happy New Year!
Winter Salad with Lemon Yogurt Dressing
Serves 4 Main Course/Serves 8 Side Dish
Recipe from Epicurious
1 cup whole milk plain yogurt
1/3 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley
1/4 cup avocado oil or canola oil
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 garlic clove, pressed
Fine sea salt
8 cups coarsely chopped, romaine lettuce (about 8 large leaves)
1-1/2 cups, 1/2-inch cubed peeled jicama
2 small carrots thinly sliced into rounds
1 avocado, pitted, peeled and sliced
1 cup sliced celery
1 cup 1/2-inch cubes kohlrabi or peeled broccoli stems
3/4 cup canned chickpeas, drained
3/4 cup halved pitted Kalamata olives
1/2 cup thinly sliced radishes
1/2 cup roasted sunflower seeds
Whisk first 5 ingredients into a small bowl. Season dressing with fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Toss lettuce and next 8 ingredients in large bowl. Add dressing and toss to coat. Divide salad among plates; sprinkle with sunflower seeds.