Simple and Delicious Salad for a Winter Day

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Winter Salad

With winter here I’ve had a harder time with getting raw food into the family. We do eat quite a bit of lacto-fermented items from all of the experiments I’ve done recently but we haven’t been eating any salad type items. I found a great deal on organic carrots last time I shopped so decided to use those as the base for a salad along with (organic) apples. The dressing has a little ginger in it and is the perfect compliment.


1/2 cup (homemade) mayonnaise
1/2 cup cultured buttermilk
teaspoon grated ginger
1/4 to 1/2 clove finely minced garlic (we go easy on the garlic)
sea salt and pepper to taste
1-3 Tablespoons kombucha

Mix mayo, buttermilk, ginger and garlic. Add salt and pepper. Add in the kombucha to make a thin dressing.


4 carrots- peeled and grated
4 apples- cut in bite size pieces (I used two Gala and two Granny Smiths)
Sprouts (I used radish)

Mix together the carrots and the apples. Toss with the dressing. Put in the refrigerator and allow to set for at least one hour so the flavors can meld. Plate and top with sprouts.

This salad was a hit with the entire family. Even Angel who is a hard sell said it was ‘weird’ but good.

Do you have a favorite ‘winter’ salad?


This post is a contribution to Real Food Wednesday hosted this week by Kelly the Kitchen Kop.
This post is a contribution to The Weekend Gourmet Blog Carnival at Harke is Online!
Millie Copper
Millie Copper is a Wyoming wife and mama. After reading Nourishing Traditions in early 2009, her family began transforming their diet to whole, unprocessed, nutrient dense foods—a little at a time while stretching their food dollars. Millie is passionate to share how, with a little creativity, anyone can transition to a real foods diet without overwhelming their food budget. Millie began blogging in late 2009 and has amassed a collection of frugal recipes and methods. Her specialties include cooking with wild game and creating “Stretchy Beans”. Discovering a love of writing, she has penned four books focusing on healthy eating on a budget and is trying her hand at fiction writing. Learn more at


  1. Anonymous

    >Wow, that salad sounds absolutely delicious! Strange ingredients perhaps to some, but I am betting they marry beautifully. Can't wait to try it out. ~Krista

  2. Kim

    >I'm having a hard time buying the stuff that is being passed off as lettuce in the stores…this will be a nice alternative!

  3. Millie

    The ginger really compliments everything and kind of brings it together. Plus I like the different textures.

    Sounds like my store! I've been enjoying winter but am starting to miss lettuce. I was wondering if I could grow some on my kitchen table without the cat eating it all.

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