Warm Winter Salad

Warm Winter Salad | quick sauteed kale and brussels sprouts topped with delicious seasonal toppings makes for the perfect way to warm up with your favorite vegetables | www.nourishnutritionblog.com

Too cold for salads this winter? Instead of letting those greens go bad, heat them up for a delicious and warming dose of vegetables with this warm winter salad.


The Cold Salad Predicament

Over the summer I’d been living off of Trader Joes bagged greens, nuts, various cheeses, and simply homemade salad dressings. I’d found my groove and nothing could throw me off of it… or so I thought. Fall was long and warm here in Utah, but overnight it turned freezing and snow-filled and I didn’t know how the heck to deal. Suddenly with the temperature drop and perpetual cold-ness, those go-to favorite greens sat, and sat, and sat. All of a sudden my super easy veggie eating ways, were over. Danggit! After freaking out and wondering how the heck I’m going to get my daily dose of green stuff in, I turned away from the fridge-toward my stove, and the vegetable gods spoke to me. They said “heat me, heat me.” And just like that, my veggie-less future had been resolved. Now I will preface this with the fact that not all greens will do well sauteed or heated, but the hearty ones, like kale, shaved brussels and even romaine lettuce when charred turn out bomb. So here you go, a new, easy, and delicious way to make your favorite salads winter friendly.

The Warm Salad Solution

Warm Winter Salad | quick sauteed kale and brussels sprouts topped with delicious seasonal toppings makes for the perfect way to warm up with your favorite vegetables | www.nourishnutritionblog.com
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Warm Winter Salad
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

Too cold for salads this winter? Instead of letting those greens go bad, heat them up for a delicious and warming dose of vegetables. 

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 bunch green kale, chopped
  • 1 lb brussels sprouts, trimmed, then cut thinly
  • 4 slices prosciutto, sliced into strips
  • 1/2 each pomegranate, aerils removed for salad
  • 2 ounces goat cheese, crumbled
  • 1 handful shelled pistachio nuts, chopped
  • 1/4 cup high quality balsamic vinegar
Instructions
  1. Heat medium sautee pan. Once heated, add olive oil then kale and brussels sprouts. Sautee until softened and slightly translucent, about 5 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste

  2. Separate into bowls, evenly distribute toppings onto greens

  3. Drizzle balsamic vinegar over salads, right before serving. Enjoy

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Warm Winter Salad | quick sauteed kale and brussels sprouts topped with delicious seasonal toppings makes for the perfect way to warm up with your favorite vegetables | www.nourishnutritionblog.com

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