Seasonal Winter Vegetables are teamed with Shaved Manchego Cheese and Pine Nuts. A Zesty Pink Peppercorn Vinaigrette adds tang and bite
A beautiful, crispy and crunchy salad with Winter-White Vegetables. Chioggia Beets add a touch of crimson color, as does the rind of the Pears and Black Radish.
An All-White salad is an elegant one – transform some of these ingredients with a mandoline ~ cutting veggies into paper thin, crunchy wafers. Many vegetables are wonderful eaten raw.
The perfect salad for Christmas, a New Year’s Eve Dinner or New Year’s Day Brunch!
Included in my Winter White Salad:
Endive, celery root, jicama, fennel bulb, black radish (it’s white inside), white mushrooms, scallions, pear, manchego cheese, pine nuts and chioggia beets (crimson color with white rings.)
Pink Peppercorn Vinaigrette adds a zesty-tang and bite to drizzle on top.
For those of you looking to eliminate “white foods” from your diet, you’re thinking white flour and sugar and regular pasta perhaps. White vegetables that are plentiful during the winter months, and can be added to in stews, sautés, soups, roasts – and fabulous salads!
We know brightly colored produce boasts compounds that can boost health, but the same can actually be said of white vegetables. White vegetables provide plenty of vitamins, minerals and beneficial phytonutrients.
I had so much fun at the market looking to actualize my “Winter-White” theme for this salad.
Choose what you can find at the market. I was thrilled to find some gorgeous and tasty Black Radishes and Chioggia Beets (a little pop of color definitely compliments the white color palette.)
Shave the veggies very thinly using mandoline – or a super sharp chef’s knife or serrated one – I cut the mushrooms by hand.
Adding cheese will make the salad heartier, and dotting with nuts adds another layer of crunchy-sweet goodness.
Thinking “white” ~ there are so many other additions I can mention to use in a Winter-White Salad…
Consider: kohlrabi, cauliflower, white beans, white rice, orzo, feta, goat cheese, macadamia nuts and blanched almonds.