1/14/11

Cherry and Tangelo Winter Salad

I can believe that Publix (grocery store) has cherries for a great price! They are actually cheaper than grapes by the lb!!
Although it is super cold here in Florida, there is no shortage of fruit in my place during the winter months. As you know, I shop on a budget and always shop seasonally. I miss my blueberries and can't wait for my summer fruits!
Apples and bananas may get old but they make for great snacks and both go great in oatmeal. Tangelos, tangerines and oranges are also cheap if you buy them at the right time. Some melons and summer fruits are available during the winter months but you want to be sure to check your selection because they tend to go bad rather quickly (or never ripen).

I made the most delicious salad the other night and found it super refreshing after a long day of interning. Although the weather may be chilly outside, nothing warms me up inside than a nice, refreshing, nutrient-rich salad.

Enjoy!!

Cheery and Tangelo Winter Salad
Romaine lettuce
Purple onion
Tomato
Carrots
Cherry
Tangelo

Tofu
Olive oil
Garlic
Paprika

Hard boiled egg

Optional: Peanuts, Mozzarella cheese

1. Place egg(s) in large pot and fill til water covers the egg. Let water boil and reduce to low heat for 15-18 min. Quickly rinse under cold water.
2. In a medium skillet on medium heat, cook 1 clove garlic (sliced) in 1/2 tbsp olive oil until golden. Place 1/3 container firm tofu (cubed) and cook until golden brown. Sprinkle with a little paprika while it is cooking. Gently toss every few minutes.
3. Prepare fresh veggies and fruit by slicing/chopping.
4. Combine all ingredients, top with your fav cheese and peanuts and enjoy!
(best served with your fav salsa or balsamic vinaigrette)