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November 27, 2014
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Fresh superfood Christmas Salad with red cabbage, pomegranate, apples, oranges, cranberries and nuts.

Frisk superfood jule salat med rødkål, granatæble, æbler, appelsiner, tranebær og massere af nødder.

Fresh superfood Christmas Salad with red cabbage, pomegranate, apples, oranges, cranberries and nuts.

First of all Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends out there!

I hope you’ll all have a lovely day. I can’t help but being a little jealous. Thanksgiving sounds like a wonderful thing but not until this year did I realise what a big thing it actually is. My Instagram and Snapchat is packed with lovely pictures of people heading home from college or relaxing in a Christmas-decorated living room. I could definitely use a day with my family (and delicious food – I wouldn’t mid that either (;

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Normalt ville jeg skrive det samme på engelsk og dansk, men jeg synes ikke det giver meget mening lige her. I dag er det nemlig amerikanernes helt store helligdag: Thanksgiving. Jeg kan ikke lade være med at være en lille smule jaloux. Thanksgiving lyder som en rigtig hyggelig ting, men det er ikke før i år at jeg har fundet ud af, hvor stor en ting det egentlig er. Specielt min søde exchange søster har fortalt mig om det, og min Instagram og Snapchat er fyldt med billeder af folk fra den exchange, jeg lavede med en skole i USA sidste år og søde mennesker fra blog-verdenen, der er på vej hjem fra college eller sidder i en hyggelig og varm stue. En dag med familien (og lækker mad (; ) lyder helt fint for mig.

 

Fresh superfood Christmas Salad with red cabbage, pomegranate, apples, oranges, cranberries and nuts. Fresh superfood Christmas Salad with red cabbage, pomegranate, apples, oranges, cranberries and nuts. Fresh superfood Christmas Salad with red cabbage, pomegranate, apples, oranges, cranberries and nuts.

 

I hope you’ll all forgive me for jumping on to Christmas already. With no Thanksgiving Christmas is definitely the thing I look forward to mostly right now.

In Denmark there is no fresh salad on a traditional Christmas table. I think it is a relic from the old days where you didn’t get fresh produce during winter. Anyway, I can’t live without my salad. And to be honest I don’t really love the Danish Christmas food. I hate to admit it. But potatoes (people who read my blog on regular basis knows I don’t like those), duck, gravy and warm pickled red cabbage just aren’t my kind of food. So I’ve developed this insanely delicious fresh salad with red cabbage, fruit and a ton of nuts and dried fruits.

My absolute favourite Christmas and winter salad. I just realised I’ve actually mentioned it before.

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Er det for tidligt at starte på julen? Nej vel…

Har du nogensinde tænkt over at der faktisk ikke er nogle friske grøntsager på et traditionelt dansk julebord? Jeg tror det er et form for levn fra gamle dage, da man ikke kunne få frisk frugt og grønt om vinteren. Jeg kan simpelthen ikke leve uden frisk salat. Og jeg hader at skulle indrømme det, men jeg er faktisk ikke den store fan af julemad. Kartofler (hvis du læser min blog ofte ved du, jeg ikke bryder mig om dem), and, flæskesteg, brun sovs og varm rødkålssalat er bare ikke mit yndlingsmad. Så gennem årene har jeg udviklet denne super lækre salat med frisk rødkål, frugt og uendeligt mange nødder og tørrede bær. Lidt råkostagtigt, men super lækkert. Kald det retro.

Min yndlings vinter- og julesalat. Jeg fandt lige ud af jeg faktisk har snakket om den her salat før.

 

Fresh superfood Christmas Salad with red cabbage, pomegranate, apples, oranges, cranberries and nuts. Fresh superfood Christmas Salad with red cabbage, pomegranate, apples, oranges, cranberries and nuts. Fresh superfood Christmas Salad with red cabbage, pomegranate, apples, oranges, cranberries and nuts. Fresh superfood Christmas Salad with red cabbage, pomegranate, apples, oranges, cranberries and nuts.

 

…But I do loooooove the Danish Christmas dessert – Risalamande (check out my healthy version of it right here). And all the snacks and clementines!

Hey! This salad’s got pomegranate – oh how I love those small gems. I just had to point that out. Sorry.

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…Men jeg eeeeeeeeelsker risalamande (prøv min opskrift på sund risalamande her). Og alle snacks’ne og klementiner

Hey! Der er granatæble i den her salat. Jeg elsker de små røde brillanter. Ja, jeg blev lige nødt til at pointe det ud…

 

Fresh Christmas Salad // Frisk julesalat

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Fresh superfood Christmas Salad with red cabbage, pomegranate, apples, oranges, cranberries and nuts.

Ingredients

  • ¼ head of red cabbage
  • 1 orange
  • 1 apple
  • 1 pomegranate
  • 25 g. pecans (1 big handful)
  • 25 g. hazelnuts (1 handful)
  • 2 tbsp. dried cranberries
  • 4 small dried figs

Instructions

  1. Cut the cabbage into fine strips and cube the orange and apple. Take out the pits from the pomegranate
  2. Chop the nuts coarsely and cut the figs into smaller pieces.
  3. Mix everything together in a large bowl and serve.
  4. The salad is good the day after, but definitely best when freshly made.

Notes

Feel free to add in all the nuts and dried fruits your heart desires. It'll only make it better (;

http://sproutedfig.com/fresh-christmas-salad-frisk-julesalat/

19 responses to “Fresh Christmas Salad // Frisk julesalat”

  1. This looks like a beautiful salad! I too love pomegranates and have been adding them to everything! Thanks for sharing

  2. caileejoy says:

    YUM!! This looks amazing!! :) So healthy, nourishing and delicious! Great recipe!! Perf for this time of year!

  3. Beautiful salad.. definitely a recipe I need to try.

  4. You’re so right! I definitely feel the same, all that rich food & sometimes all you crave is a fresh, delicious and nutritious salad! This looks amazing, Josefine! I love red cabbage- definitely bookmarking to try over the holidays! :D

  5. This is salad looks so vibrant and beautiful! I totally agree with you, I need my salad! :)

  6. Renee Kemps says:

    What a gorgeous salad! I love every single ingredient that’s in there! And I’d love to celebrate Thanksgiving like every American does too.. :(

  7. This sounds so delicious Josefine! I am loving fruit in salads lately so I am sure I would love this :)

  8. This looks like the perfect Christmas salad for me too! I really love fresh cabbage especially with nuts and fruits!
    Funny you said, my situation with traditional hungarian food is pretty similar. I would love to like it, but I just can’t. No fresh salads, lots of meat, we also have that overcooked warm cabbage dish with potatoes cooked in water….so bad!
    I am also totally excited about Christmas already, so I’m looking forward to your other Christmas recipe ideas! (I hope some more come still) ;)

  9. […] Next up we have one super food salad. It has lots of different ingredients and it is pretty delicious, one of my favorites actually. The dried cranberries and figs, give this salad a nice hint of sweetness. And when you combine this with some apples and oranges, you get a delicious salad which is full of nutrients. Here is the recipe. […]

  10. So simple, but I bet it’s a wonderful salad! I need to add you on Snapchat!! :) As for Thanksgiving, I’m not a huge fan… turkey and mashed potatoes aren’t my fave!

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