When winter gets you down, it's time for a colorful, lively winter salad to brighten your mood! This one combines sweet delicata, peppery arugula, (delightfully) bitter radicchio, with juicy pomegranate..and more!
Cathy's Kitchen Prescription LLC
A Wonderful Winter Salad Serves 3-4 Prep Time: 45 minutes
A bright, colorful winter salad to brighten your mood on any grimly inclement day. Wake up ALL your senses with the multiple colors, textures, and lively mix of flavors in this fruit, veggie, nuts, & greens combination.
1 delicata squash, cut lengthwise, seeded
3 tbs date sugar or maple syrup
Seeds from ½ large pomegranate or 1 small whole pomegranate
2 shallots, peeled, small dice
½ cup fresh raw walnut halves, broken into small pieces (option: soak & dehydrate to
increase nutrient bioavailability)
4 cups young arugula leaves, washed
1 large tight Chioggia radicchio or 2 Treviso rosso radicchio, sliced thinly
Iodized sea salt to taste
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
A nice drizzle of white balsamic vinegar reduction
Dressing: To dress, use a reduction of white balsamic vinegar straight up or diluted with a splash of orange or lemon juice. To reduce balsamic vinegar, pour a large bottle of white balsamic vinegar (avoid those with preservatives or coloring additives) into a pot. Over a low flame allow water to evaporate slowly & flavors to concentrate. Remove when it coats the back of a spoon or to desired viscosity. Reduce in a well-ventilated kitchen as the vapors are strong. Store in a squeeze bottle in fridge or, if you are a fan & use quite a bit, at room temp.
Preheat oven to 400 degree F (200 C). On parchment paper, place delicata halves face down & bake for 15 minutes. Turn over, sprinkle on date sugar or brush maple syrup on squash flesh & return to oven for 10-15 minutes or until fork penetrates easily. Remove. Cool. Cut in ½ inch slices.
Combine all components in a bowl or arrange them on a platter or individual plates. Season & dress immediately before serving.
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