Winter Salad

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Are trick or treaters ringing your doorbell?  I did the whole ‘put a bowl of candy on the stoop’ move – here’s to hoping the first set of kiddos didn’t just clean me out.


My candy for the night?  A nice glass of sweet Moscato.  In bed.  While listening to the Snow Patrol station on Pandora.  Now – that’s a treat for sure.


Winter Salad


Ingredients (for two servings):


  • 1 block tofu
  • 4 cups raw shredded kale
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil (or similar)
  • 6 – 8 beets, steamed and chilled (I bought a pre-made pack)
  • 1/2 cup pistachios, shelled
  • Italian or Balsamic dressing to taste




  • Cook tofu per cast iron tofu directions.
  • Meanwhile, steam kale with water and coconut oil for 10 minutes in a small pan.
  • In a large bowl, combine tofu, kale, beats, pistachios, and dressing.
  • Let chill in fridge for an hour.
  • Serve and enjoy.


Simple.  But really, really good.



  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats October 31, 2012, 8:56 pm

    I’m jealous of anyone with trick or treaters!!! I wish I had them, I’d love to hand out candy and see their costumes!

  • Michelle @ Eat Move Balance October 31, 2012, 8:57 pm

    I think this salad sounds like a great combination of textures and flavors! Thanks–I want to try pulling this together soon. 🙂

  • brooke @ sweats & sweets October 31, 2012, 10:12 pm

    We were going do that with our candy since I had to work till 8 tonight, but my sweet husband actually gave out the candy. And now we have more than half a bucket left just for us 🙂 thanks an awesome treat.

  • the 3volution of j3nn October 31, 2012, 10:23 pm

    Pretty salad! We didn’t get one single trick-or-treater here in NY! I’m about an hour from the city, and lots of people are still without power.

  • Katie October 31, 2012, 10:35 pm

    Looks delicious!

  • Amy @ Eat Workout Succeed November 1, 2012, 6:38 am

    I’m seeing so many tofu recipes recently, i’m going to have to get some!

    Hope the kiddos didn’t clear you out! We only had one lot knock the door just as i was putting my son down to sleep so missed them!

  • Susan November 1, 2012, 7:01 am

    One of my great Halloween pleasures is handing out candy to the children and admiring their custumes. There is so much joy and excitement! I can’t imagine missing out on that.

    • Susan November 1, 2012, 4:07 pm

      Oops! I meant costumes!

  • Molly @ RDexposed November 1, 2012, 8:09 am

    I need to do more beets.
    And I’d say that’s a good move with the candy!

  • Kaitlin @4loveofcarrots November 1, 2012, 9:18 am

    I wish we had trick or treats but due to the storm Halloween was post poned! That salad looks heavenly, def adding to my list of things to make!

  • Vikki November 1, 2012, 9:44 am

    So I also had moscato last night. (Pink). Admittedly it was the Target boxed wine variety. Surprisingly, it is delicious despite coming from a box. My friends and I call it cardboardeux.

  • Sonia the Mexigarian November 1, 2012, 3:32 pm

    I put a bowl out on the stoop too! Granted, I left it out there early morning since I didn’t know what time we’d be back from the SF Giants Parade in the city. I also left a little note saying “Enjoy the candy, but please leave some for others to enjoy as well! Happy Halloween!” and too my surprise, there was still a 1/4 of the bowl left. 🙂

  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More November 1, 2012, 5:46 pm

    Oh yum! That looks so good and thankfully, so easy to make!

  • Carrie @ The Cook's Palette November 2, 2012, 1:19 am

    Did the candy-in-a-bowl thing work for you? I did that last year because I was an intern and had a bunch of work to do. I left a cute little note that said “Happy Halloween!” and “Please take one.” 30 minutes later, I went to check on the bowl and of course it was empty. Fail.

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