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.
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.
(Quantities may vary to taste)
- Purple cabbage
- Baby spinach
- Red cabbage
- 1 red onion
- 1 apple
- 1 orange
- 1 beetroot
- 1 pomegranate
- Feta cheese
- Pumpkin seeds
- Balsamic vinegar
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper