Still cold (when will it end?) but wishing for salad season Roasted Broccoli Barley Salad covers your need for comfort and your yen for a salad.
Barley is one of those grains that does not get its just rewards. With its chewy texture and nutty flavor, barley is a delicious whole grain. Nutritious and healthy, with lots of fiber and many trace minerals like selenium, manganese, and phosphorus. We use it in our Hamburger Soup.Continue reading “Roasted Broccoli Barley Salad”
Winter still hasn’t loosened her grip on us, but I’m ready for this long, long winter to be over. Since it’s not quite salad weather yet, I did a meet in the middle type of salad. Spiral Butternut Squash Spinach Salad still has the comfort of winter food, but also, the hope of Spring.
Turkey day is next week! Are you ready?? Looking for a make-ahead salad that can stand buffet time? Turkey Day Slaw is just the recipe you need for your Thanksgiving Day feast.
Simple to prepare, Turkey Day Slaw holds exceptionally well. Fresh good for you ingredients adds a light side dish to the traditionally more substantial fare of the day.
Freshly shredded cabbage and kale give this dish a dash of healthiness, but they hold well and will not wilt like regular lettuce type salads. Dried cranberries add a sweet tartness, and toasted almonds add extra crunch. Italian parsley adds an extra freshness.
A simple vinaigrette made from a neutral oil ( I like avocado oil for taste and health), apple cider vinegar, apple cider, two types of mustard, a touch of maple syrup, and shallots dress Turkey Day Slaw to a tee.
Make Turkey Day Slaw the night before, and it will still be fresh for family and friends on Turkey Day. You can also prepare all the ingredients the day before and toss right before serving.
This recipe makes enough for eight or more, so of course, we had leftovers. Even two days later the slaw was still good. I would not recommend making it that far in advance, but if anything the flavors had a chance to blend even more. Great for leftovers.
Quick, simple make-ahead Turkey Day Slaw is the perfect Thanksgiving day salad.
For the dressing: 1/3 cup avocado oil 1/8 cup apple cider vinegar 1/8 cup apple cider 2 tablespoons maple syrup 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon brown grainy mustard 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 2 shallots, minced For the salad: 5 cups cabbage shredded 5 cups kale, shredded 1 cup sliced almonds, toasted 1 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup Italian parsley, chopped
Kosher salt and pepper to taste
Make the dressing: Whisk the oil, and the next 6 ingredients together in a small bowl. Add the shallot stirring to combine. Alternately you can place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth Let sit while preparing the salad mixture. Make the salad: Place kale in a large bowl and add about 1/3 a cup of dressing. Massage the dressing into the kale. Add the shredded cabbage, almonds, cranberries, and parsley to the kale and toss to combine. Pour remaining dressing over the salad and stir to coat mixture with dressing. Adjust seasonings as needed.
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