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Hearty winter salad

Written by Veronica Lavenia

Hearty Autumn/Winter salad is an ode to wellness and cold season.

Apparently, the ingredients with which to create rich dishes do not seem to stand in comparison with the variety of summer vegetables. In truth, fantasy is the ingredient that makes home cooking so special and allows you to create simple, tasty dishes with high nutritional value such as this delicious salad.

This hearty salad is made with fresh, organic vegetables from the garden so rich in nutrients. 

Hearty winter salad: Ingredients

Serves 2-4

200 g (7 oz) little spinach

150 g (5 oz) aragula-rocket

80 g (3 oz) radicchio

10 whole almonds

10 dried figs

4 tbsp extra virgin oil

2 tsbp apple cider vinegar

The juice of one lemon

Pinch of sea salt 

2 granny Smith apple

Hearty winter salad: Method

  1. Wash and dry the spinach, the aragula-rocket and the radicchio. Cut the vegetables.
  2. Toast the whole almonds. Cut the dried figs. In a bowl, combine all the ingredients.
  3. In another bowl, prepare the emulsion with olive oil, apple vinegar, lemon and salt.
  4. Wash, dry, and cut off the apple. into segment. Add the apple to the salad.
  5. Season with the sauce and serve.

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About the author

Veronica Lavenia

Veronica, PhD, is an Italian based food writer. Born and raised in Italy, surrounded by the thriving culture and spirit of Sicily, Veronica was a University academic before becoming a food writer. In the context of academic research, she has published essays on the Spanish-American narrative in national and international Academic Journals. As freelance journalist, she wrote about book reviews and tennis. Food was the subject she thought about most so, inspired by family recipes, and valuable Italian culinary heritage, she moved into writing her experiences and studies on the subject.
Sustainability, seasonality and selection of raw materials (as much as possible local, organic and unrefined) are the basis of Veronica’s natural food philosophy.
Cookery author, "Gluten Free Heaven" magazine contributor, some of her works have appeared in "Vegetarian Living", "Veggie Magazine", "Lifestyle FOOD", "Australian Good Food & Travel Guide" and "Chickpea", among others.