It’s our first snow of the season and it’s a big one! Last night Andrew and I went to the store and stocked up on all the good stuff. He was filling our cart with things like beer, Oreo’s and popcorn and I was in the produce section collecting as many greens as I could find. I’m so glad we always shop together because we kind of help to balance each other out, with food and everything else too actually. I know he will end up eating what I pick out and of course I can’t resist the smell of popcorn during a movie.
I love a good snow day (can the next one be during the week?) especially when it forces you to stay inside and cuddle up close. Unfortunately, we don’t have any real snow gear to really go out and enjoy it for long so we are staying inside, basically eating all day :). For lunch, I wanted some greens but something that still had a warming/stick to your ribs kinda feeling. Insert: my Snow Day Salad!
You will need:
FOR THE SALAD
Salad greens (I used a spinach and kale mix)
2 medium potatoes
1 handful of green beans
Half a yellow onion
1 tablespoon capers
FOR THE DRESSING:
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard (whole grain)
1 1/2 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1/4 cup Olive oil
1. Place the salad greens in a large mixing bowl.
2. Chop the potatoes into medium size chunks. Clean the beans and cut the ends off. Steam the potatoes (about 8 minutes). Then add the green beans and steam for another 5 minutes. Let cool and place in fridge.
3. Meanwhile, wisk together the salad dressing ingredients and place in fridge.
4. Chop the onion and place in a bowl of water (so they are not as strong tasting when raw!). Chop the radishes.
5. Take the potatoes and green beans out of the fridge and cut the beans into smaller pieces. Put all ingredients together with the large bowl of greens and mix well. Top with avocado slices and some cracked pepper.
How good it is,