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Christmas Salad

This salad has the warm, winter feel of a Christmas salad.  In an effort to balance out the sweets of the season, inspired by Moroccan flavors, vitamin-enriched with sweet potatoes, and filled with Mandarin oranges from the front yard tree, this salad is today’s pick for a fresh, December meal.  Salud!

Christmas Salad

Add to a bed of chopped, fresh spinach

Cooked, chopped sweet potatoes

Diced oranges or tangerines

Dired raisins, cranberries, or dates

Diced chives or green onions

Optional: Sliced avocado, shaved or grated parmesan, nuts


Whisk together to taste: olive oil, lemon juice, Vegenaise, honey, whole grain mustard, 1 teaspoon paprika, 1/2 tsp ground ginger,  a pinch of cumin, salt.


Ventura’s Poinsettia Pavilion Christmas Tree