RECIPE : holiday salad | staying healthy through the holidays

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this here is the last video we shot in the apartment before we moved out 3 weeks ago. it feels a bit sad almost.
we wanted to save this video a bit since it’s about winter holidays. but november is knocking on the door so let’s get these winter-themed videos rolling !

this salad is so yummy, fresh, crispy and flavourful that it will brighten up any buffet – no matter which country you’re from or which holiday you’re celebrating ! it can be varied a thousand different ways to suit your smorgasbord, or why not – like me and david – add some tahini dressing and serve it as a beautifully colourful dinner in itself ?

with this salad on my holiday buffet table, i’m making sure to have some of my normally nutrient-dense food together with all them holiday goodies – yummy stuff, but perhaps not the most vitamin-packed if you know what i mean ^^

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holiday salad
1 green apple, julienned
juice from 1/2 lemon
1 small head of cauliflower, cut into florets
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1/2 tsp turmeric
salt & black pepper
water
200 g / 7 oz kale, torn into bite-sized pieces
1/2 red onion, sliced
400 ml / 1.7 cups green beans, steamed or lightly boiled until al dente
120 ml / 0.5 cup hazelnuts, roughly chopped
lemon wedges for garnish

– place the julienned or thinly sliced apple pieces in a bowl and squeeze the juice from 1/2 lemon over them. give them a toss to cover all pieces, this will keep the apple from browning and give them a nice zesty flavour of course.
– place the cauliflower florets and chopped garlic in a pan and season with turmeric, salt and pepper. add a splash of water and sauté for about five or so minutes on quite high heat until softened, but still al dente, making sure not to overcook !
– in a huge bowl, sprinkle the kale with a pinch of salt and massage for a few minutes, until soft and deeper green.
– add red onion slices, green beans, and apple pieces, and mix.
– push the salad outwards to the edges of the bowl, creating a hole in the middle. place the cauliflower in the middle, and top with hazelnuts and lemon wedges. this is pure love in a bowl !

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what winter holiday do you celebrate ? would love to hear about your winter food traditions !

more salad !
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love // jenny

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3 Comments

  1. Being a pagan, I celebrate the Solstice. This salad looks wonderful, but I probably won’t wait until the holidays to try it! ;-)

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