A great way to increase your vegetable intake is to have a salad. In the winter salads can sound cold and unappetizing, but if you add some heat to your favorite greens you might be surprised at the warmth your tongue tastes!
Warm Winter Salad
Serves 2 side dishes or 1 main dishIngredients:
4 cups Baby lettuce or spinach
1 cup Portobello mushrooms, sliced or quartered
1/2 Red onion, thinly sliced
1/4 cup Goat cheese, crumbled
2 Tb Sunflower seeds or other favorite nut
1 Tb Olive oil
1/4 cup Balsamic vinegar
In a skillet heat olive oil over medium high heat. Add onions and sauté for 4 minutes. Add mushrooms and sauté for an additional 4 minutes. Add vinegar to the pan and allow the mixture to reduce. Mix greens, goat cheese, and nuts in a bowl. Top salad with warmed mushroom mixture. Toss and serve with whole wheat pita bread!