winter salads

Roasted Sweet Potatoes w/ Spinach + Preserved Lemon

Roasted Sweet Potatoes w/ Spinach + Preserved Lemon

In the depths of winter, it can be a challenge to find fresh, vibrant looking ingredients to make a meal out of. With just a few local farms cutting overwintered greens from their greenhouses, green vegetable consumption nearly drops off the map. But to my surprise, even with multiple snow storms tapping down on the midcoast of Maine, some gorgeous spinach happened to find its way into our local coop. With a big smile on my face, I quickly filled up a bag, excited to take it home and add it to a meal.

Winter Salad Cravings

Winter Salad Cravings

Around the same time every winter, I start craving salads. It's about that midway point of winter when it's been mostly roots, broths, and soups for the majority of our meals. Luckily here in Maine, there are a couple of great sources for salad greens grown even during the winter.