Cold Weather Salad

Cold Weather Salad
Serves 4

I’ll be honest; I’m not a cold weather fan. I am living that summer life all year round and in doing so, I’m still grilling (salads). Add some char to winter vegetables to warm yourself up and share with a friend, it makes the whole winter thing more bearable. This is the ultimate kitchen sink salad so color outside of the lines and use whatever scraps you have left over from the week, the point is to stay warm and cozy instead of braving the cold and the grocery store.

1 shallot, minced
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2-3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus more for fennel
1 bulb fennel, quartered with some fronds reserved
Few leaves of kale, stems removed
2-3 celery stalks with leaves if you have them
1 purple potatoes (or whatever you have on hand) thinly sliced on a mandolin
1 apple, thinly sliced

Heat a grill pan over medium high heat.

In a small bowl combine shallot, vinegar and generous pinch of salt. Allow the mixture to sit as you drizzle fennel quarters with olive oil and salt. Grill over medium high heat until charred, rotating every few minutes.

Whisk in olive oil to shallot and vinegar mixture and add fennel while hot. Place kale on warm grill pan and cook until slightly wilted. Remove and chop/tear, adding to the fennel and dressing.

Thinly slice celery and add along with potatoes and apple. Serve.

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