Friday, February 3, 2012

Shaved winter salad

About this time of year, my body starts craving greenery. Too much starch, too much bean soup, not enough salad. That said, I don't want to buy lettuce that's been hosed down with chemicals and flown in from who-knows-where.

Enter this, the shaved winter salad. Lots of seasonal veggies (and fruit!), lots of fiber, and easy to throw together. It also won't get soggy, like a lot of salads.

1 cup cooked pearl barley or farro
1/2 cup shaved raw butternut or acorn squash (just peel it and take a vegetable peeler to it)
1 pear, shaved (ditto with vegetable peeler)
1/2 bunch carrot greens, chopped (or you could pick apart a few brussels sprouts into individual leaves)
Salt and pepper
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
2-3 tablespoons olive oil

Just mix together and enjoy. Adjust the oil/vinegar/salt and pepper as you see fit.

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