Winter Chopped Salad

Since many of us are interested in a healthy start to the New Year, I thought I’d re-share one of my favorite winter salads. Not only is it healthy, but it’s also simple and delicious. Enjoy! 🙂

fourth generation farmgirl

In the mood for something healthy and delicious?  Well, I have just the thing for a nutritious and flavorful meal:  kale, butternut squash, pears, dried fruit, nuts, and goat cheese–just add your favorite dressing. Some of you may not be big fans of kale, but it is really quite good, especially when combined with all the other ingredients in this salad. Farmguy doesn’t love kale, but he LOVED this dish.  Love it or not, kale is considered one of the healthiest and most nutritious plant foods in existence:  great source of vitamins and minerals, can help lower cholesterol, contains powerful antioxidants, loaded with medicinal properties, and an excellent source of vitamin C (1 cup of kale has more vitamin C than a whole orange).  So, I hope you will give kale a try and consider this winter chopped salad.  I promise….it’s worth it.  Enjoy!

Winter Chopped Salad:

Serves 2


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  1. Tonya, I like that you include butternut squash! This is such a fantastic salad with plenty of zest and flavor. I like when I have had kale “slaw” or baby kale. When kale is large and chewy, I am less likely to take much on my plate.
    A different kind of kale. . .When my daughter puts olive oil in a drizzle over kale on a baking sheet with a little sea salt on it, put in the oven and the texture of these “chips” becomes almost melt in your mouth. I don’t “get” how it transforms but it becomes like frail light crunches in your mouth! 🙂

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    • Thanks so much, George. You’re funny! “When mixed with other flavors I really don’t taste it.” I know what you mean. I really wouldn’t want to eat a bowl of just kale, either. However, with the different flavors and textures of this salad, the kale doesn’t stand out. I hope you’ll like it! 🙂

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