Winter Vegetable Salad

I suppose this post could have been more timely… Say, December? But, truth be told I just thought of it recently, and had to share! You see, it’s not just any salad. I shared it with 4 of my Turkish friends and they really liked it, so it also gets the Turkish stamp of approval which is really tough when it comes to cuisine. (I learned this the hard way. Don’t ever mix nectarines and yogurt and serve it with breakfast.)

I usually try to cook seasonally. It’s cheaper, healthier and significantly more delicious. Can anyone really claim to have eaten a delicious tomato fresh off the vine in January? I came up with this salad last week. It’s a variation of my Istanbulwoods Chicken Salad. However, this salad is a little friendlier for folks that are on no carb or low carb diets. It would be yummy with this Chicken Soup and is easy to adapt if you prefer vegetarian or want to use different vegetables.


1 cup chopped white cabbage

1 cup chopped red cabbage

1 cup chopped carrot

2 chopped red peppers

1 cup shredded cooked chicken

1 cup dried cranberries

1 cup chopped broccoli

For the dressing:

3-5 garlic cloves

1/2-1 cup olive oil

2-3 tablespoons dijon mustard

Salt and pepper to taste

Mix together all vegetables, cranberries and chicken in a bowl.

In food processor blend garlic and other dressing ingredients.

Mix dressing with salad. Eat. Enjoy!

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