I look forward to going to our local farmers' market in the winter. It is smaller with about 20 vendors who offer enough produce to give me a mid-winter boost of locally grown produce after I have eaten through my own supply. There are potatoes, sweet potatoes and plenty of root vegetables, but also apples, spinach and cabbage. There are cheese producers in the mix too, since, well, this is Wisconsin after all. This tangy (thanks to the apple cider dressing) and colorful salad is the result of a recent visit. Think outside the salad box with this recipe, it makes a great topping for a pulled pork sandwich or wrapped inside a tortilla with chickpeas for a protein boost.
Winter Market Salad
by Inspired by the Seasons
Shred or thinly slice:
- 1 red cabbage (about 5" in diameter)
- 1 purple topped turnip* (about 4" in diameter)
- 1 green apple (any tart, firm variety works)
- 1 medium carrot
- 1/3 c apple cider vinegar
- 1/3 c honey
- 1/3 c canola oil
- 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 T chopped shallots (garlic works too)
Toss ingredients in bowl and add dressing, starting with 1/4" cup, add more to your family's taste.
* A note on the turnip - mine was a little bitter, so taste it before you add it to the salad. I remedied this by marinating them in the dressing for about 20 minutes and then added them to the rest of the salad.