Winter Greens + Citrus Salad // sevengrams

Apparently the few weeks following Christmas and New Years are supposed to be all about salads, juices and holiday cleanses. Well, clearly I missed the memo, because this past week was anything but. Toronto temps dropped far (like farrrrrr) below zero, there was a wind so viscous that walking to work required 2 pairs of pants, and our trusty ol' furnace crapped out. Brrrrrrr

That being said, salads were the last thing on my mind. Instead, there was a massive pot of soup, bowls filled with dal, and consecutive couch nights with a glass of bourbon and ashrod's new book. When the temperatures finally let up yesterday (for all of 24 hours), there was salad - this salad - colourful winter greens, doused in wintery citrus flavours.

Winter Greens + Citrus Salad // sevengrams

Winter Greens + Citrus Salad // sevengrams

Winter Greens + Citrus Salad // sevengrams

WINTER GREENS + CITRUS SALAD // serves 6 as a side


6 stalks lacinato kale, roughly chopped
1/2 head napa cabbage, roughly chopped
1/2 small radicchio, roughly chopped
2 green onions, light green parts only, thinly sliced
1/3 cup parsley leaves
1-2 grapefruits, peeled and cut into segments
1/4 cup pecans, toasted and chopped

tangerine shallot dressing //
1 shallot, roughly chopped
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/3 cup olive oil
1 tsp dijon mustard
juice from 2 tangerines
1 tsp maple syrup

What to do:

Combine all the dressing ingredients in a blender. Pulse until smooth. Set aside.

In a large bowl, toss together the kale, napa, radicchio, green onions and parsley. Pour about half of the dressing over the mixture and gently massage through.

When ready to serve, carefully fold in the grapefruit segments, pecans and more dressing to taste.