Winter does not deter me, I enjoy its frosty days and even the occasional blizzard. This time of year I am ready for winter to be gone and spring to arrive. My internal clock wants spring days and my appetite wants something different, something thats not comfort food, that has some crunch. This is a recipe that I use to give me the crunch I am craving, bright color on my plate and the promise that soon it will be warm again.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
Place in a large mixing bowl
1 cup chopped walnuts ( alternate choice: 1 cup toasted, chopped or sliced almonds)
1/4 c sunflower seeds
1 tsp. celery seed
1 cup shredded carrots
1 c. dried cranberries
2 cups red cabbage
2 cups green cabbage
2 Tbs chopped fresh chives
1/3 cup of white balsamic vinegar (can use white vinegar if balsamic is not available)
1/4 cup sugar or to taste
1/4 cup canola or light olive oil
Salt and pepper to your taste
Mix dressing ingredients in a shaker, shake and mix well until the sugar is dissolved. Pour over salad ingredients, let set a minimum of 4 hrs or more before serving. This is a salad that gets better with each day.
Will keep for 5-6 days.