Winter Jewel Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing

Winter Jewel Salad

Bring me my rainbow

As we all may have heard before, when in doubt, one of the mainstays of planning foods to enjoy and relish can include simply focusing on eating foods that provide us naturally with a range of different colors before processing. This is a mirage-y way to say yo, eat your fruits and veggies and please do not just stick to spinach and bananas 24/7.

But you know what? Just like last week, even these darn veggie recipes more often than not really don’t need much of a true recipe. They’re more so here to say “hi” and “hey, have you thought of me in a while? And if not, is now the time? Cool, see ya at noon.”
Winter Jewel Salad

Why on earthling…

So here rolls in the Winter Jewel Salad, a name for brightly hued veggies, pomegranate seeds and those chartreuse pistachio seeds commingling in a big bowl together. As much as I could try to wax poetic about the antioxidants in the purple cabbage, the polyphenols in the pom, the fiber in the carrot–sometimes it’s better just to get unsciencey and trust the rainbow.

…and put some dang zippy dressing on that rainbow, too.
Winter Jewel Salad

Winter Jewel Salad

This bright and sunshine-y salad mixes together beautifully hued veggies, pistachios and pomegranate seeds for a fresh burst of flavor, all coaxed together with a zippy Lemon Tahini dressing to drizzle on top!

Course Salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Lucia Hawley


Winter Jewel Salad

  • seeds from 1/2 a pomegranate approximately 1/3 cup
  • 1/4 head savoy or napa cabbage shredded
  • 1/4 head purple cabbage shredded
  • 1/4 cup pistachios roughly chopped
  • 1 carrot grated
  • 2 scallions sliced thinly on the diagonal

Lemon Tahini Dressing

  • 1 tablespoon tahini paste
  • 1 garlic clove grated
  • 1/4 c lemon juice
  • zest of one lemon
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • up to 2 tablespoons water if needed


Winter Jewel Salad

  1. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and toss to combine.

  2. When ready to serve, quickly whisk up the Lemon Tahini Dressing:

Lemon Tahini Dressing

  1.   In a small bowl, mix the tahini paste, grated garlic, lemon juice, lemon zest and sea salt. Add in additional water if needed to create a drizzle-able consistency for the dressing.

  2.  Pour over the salad and toss to evenly coat all salad party players evenly.

Winter Jewel Salad

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