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Cold Winter Salad with Warm Citrus Maple Dressing

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Whether you want to recalibrate after indulging during the holidays or just want to start the New Year by eating in a more plant-based focused way, salads in all their healthful, colorful, and delicious incarnations are a great place to start.

This month’s recipe brings together fresh, seasonal vegetables, fruits, nuts and legumes in vivid colors to brighten up the dark winter sky. Full of fiber, nutrition, protein and important antioxidants, and glazed with a warm citrus and maple syrup-sweetened dressing, this main or side dish salad is the right recipe for right now.

Making salads a major player in your daily dining offers you amazing benefits and fantastic flavors to start off the year on the right plant-based path.


Cold Winter Salad with Warm Citrus Maple Dressing
Serves: 2 to 4

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2 cups Treviso, shredded
1 cup kohlrabi, cubed
1 cup watermelon radishes, cubed
1 cup shelled edamame
¾ cup carrots, cubed
1 ½ cups organic Ambrosia apples, cubed
1 ripe avocado, cubed
½ cup Dried Rainier cherries
3/4 cup red walnuts, toasted

Dressing
¼ cup fresh squeezed blood orange juice
2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
1 tablespoon tamari
1 ½ tablespoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon shallots, minced
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

Whisk together all the dressing ingredients and set aside.

Assemble the salad by placing the Treviso on a platter and top with the remaining ingredients. Gently toss together.

Heat the dressing in the microwave on high for 1 minute. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and serve.

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