WINTER HARVEST SALAD

'HANDS UP FOR GREEN GOODNESS'

(Serves 4)

  • 4-5 green kale leaves
  • 15 brussels sprouts
  • 4-5 fresh figues
  • ½ cup fresh blackberries
  • ½ cup almonds (roasted)
  • Olive oil
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 pinches cardamom powder
  • 1 cup natural yogurt (plant yogurt if your diet is vegan)
  • Sea salt & black pepper

Now it's the time that we are getting into winter and Christmas holidays, and perhaps we take that extra time to be in the kitchen... This is an easy recipe that can match any other meal or just being enjoyed by itself. Simple to make, full of taste and made with fresh ingredients. If you don't know what to bring to your friends or family dinner, perhaps this is a good tip!

Slice the kale leaves from the stem and rinse them under water. Remove the outer leaves from the brussels sprouts and cut thinly with a mandolin or sharp knife. Place the kale and brussels in a big bowl and marinate adding some spoons of olive oil, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice and the maple syrup. Place the salad on a big tray. Cut the fresh figues and spread on the top of the salad together with the blackberries and roasted almonds. Sprinkle sea salt and black pepper.

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To make the yogurt dressing, smash some blackberries in a bowl. Add the yogurt, a tea spoon of maple syrup, a spoon of fresh squeezed lemon juice, a pinch of cardamom powder, salt and pepper (if you like a sweeter taste in the salad you can add half spoon of maple syrup into the dressing). Stir together with a spoon.

Serve the salad in bowls and pour some dressing on the top.