During Winter time, I find it harder to incorporate raw greens in my meals. I just want warm and comforting meals. But I’ve managed to found a few winter salad recipes which have that comfy feeling even if it’s a cold dish.
You can also pair it with my butternut soup because there is never enough butternut in your life #fangirl.
EASY WINTER SALAD
Yield: 2 servings – Prep time: 10 min – Cooking time: 30 min
What you’ll need
- A cutting board
- A good cutting knife
- 1 oven tray
- A pan
- Parchment paper
- 4 handful of lamb’s lettuce
- 400g of butternut
- 200g of tofu (I had basil tofu in my fridge)
- 40g of whole hazelnuts
- 2 tbsp of olive oil
- salt and pepper
- 1 tbsp of dried Provence herbs
- 4-6 sun dried tomatoes
Here is my philosophy : use whatever you have in your pantry that is close to the ingredients above if it is more convenient for you. Everyday cooking is fun, it should not be a dictatorship !
Moreover, This is how you create unique recipes which will be yours.
First preheat the oven for 200°C. Then, peel, remove the seeds and cut the butternut in cubes as shown below. Make sure they are the same size in order to cook them evenly.
Line the oven tray with parchment paper and place the butternut cubes on it. Coat the cubes with olive oil, herbs, salt and pepper. Mix well to coat the whole batch evenly.
Place the tray in the oven and let cook for 30 min until the cubes are soft.
If you want to, you can roast the hazelnuts in a pan à blanc, that means without any oil. 5 min on high heat should be enough, don’t let them burn!
Cut the tofu in cubes. You can cook it for 10min on a pan as well if you’d like a warm salad. Otherwise, you can eat it as is.
Wash the lettuce and put it in two plates. Add the roasted butternut, tofu cubes and top with hazelnuts and a few sun dried tomatoes.
I topped my salad with pomeganate molasses, you can add balsamic vinegar or even a drizzle of honey on top.
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Author: Emilie Durand
Emilie is a French food lover, proud Parisian and founder of thefrenchwaytohealth.com. On her website, she shares delicious recipes, health tips and tricks. Her goal is to gather and share the habits and rules that have been used and approved by French people for decades. That means cooking your own meals efficiently, enjoying whole foods, eating mindfully and never ever using the word diet again while losing weight.