ISSUE 5  |  Potting Sheds

Recipe: Winter Kale Salad

February 07, 2014 11:00 AM

BY Michelle Slatalla

We spotted a most springlike winter kale salad via our friends Nathalie Myrberg and Matilda Hildingsson, the Swedish graphic design team (and excellent cooks) at Babes in Boyland.

They’ve created visual step-by-step instructions for making it (see below) and offer this explanation for how they came up with the recipe: “Black and red cabbage, beetroot, orange, apple and pomegranate are some of the great vegetables and fruits that are in season right now. Perfect ingredients for a winter salad. The salad can vary, of course, depending on which vegetables and fruits you have at home and what you like.”

See below for a list of ingredients:

Photographs courtesy of Babes in Boyland.


Above: “The different tastes blend well together, especially the sweet beetroot with salt feta cheese and honey,” say Nathalie and Matilda. “The oranges and the pomegranate give the salad a freshness. The cabbages and the baby spinach are full of good stuff.”


Above: Kale and apples are key ingredients.


Above: Core and thinly slice apples. Cut slices in half.

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Above: Tear kale into bite-size pieces.

“Buying organic groceries can feel obvious for most, but it’s absolutely something worth mentioning. For us it’s a given, both for the environment and our bodies’ sake,” say Nathalie and Matilda. “So let’s boycott the fruits and vegetables with creepy chemicals and enjoy some real food in a reinforcing salad.”


Above: Slice a head of purple cabbage in half.


Above: Slice the halves in half, and then tear apart gently into bit-size pieces.


Above: Cut red onion in half and slice thinly.


Above: Peel oranges and slice thinly.


Above: Cut a pomegranate in half and separate seeds from the pith; add seeds to salad.


Above: Peel a beet and slice thinly.


Above: Sprinkle feta cheese on top.

pelargonium-Babes in Boyland Kale Salad 11 ; Gardenista

Winter Salad

Serves 4


(Quantities may vary to taste)

  • Kale
  • Purple cabbage
  • Baby spinach
  • Red cabbage
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 apple
  • 1 orange
  • 1 beetroot
  • 1 pomegranate
  • Feta cheese

 For serving:

  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper