The Lukewarm Salad

Written by Isabelle Giroux ND on . Posted in Blog, Recipes

One of the things I love best about this time of year are all the root vegetables that are highly available and so delicious! It’s not always easy to eat fresh, vegan and gluten-free and have something that warms up the body on these colder days.

At our house, salads have always been popular. I don’t particularly like eating them during the colder months, but since my son loves them so much, I decided to heat it up a bit!

Here was our delicious “Lukewarm” salad. Some of the vegetables in here were raw, while others were semi-cooked. By only slightly cooking the vegetables, we get to retain most of their nutrients and because some veggies were semi-cooked, it warmed up the dish making it feel nice and cozy as well as delicious.

This meal took me about 20 minutes to make and I served it with organic baked potatoes…just because I love potatoes so much!

To make this “Lukewarm” salad, you will need:

1/2 a Napa cabbage
1/2 cup Butternut squash
3 small Red beets
1 Avocado
3/4 brick Smoked tofu
2 cloves Garlic
15 ml Olive and 30 ml (or to taste) sunfour oil
15 ml Apple cider vinegar
15 ml Nutritional yeast
5 ml (or to taste) Herbal salt

1. I started by peeling and cutting the beets and cooking them for about 10 minutes. Once cooked, I shredded and added them to the salad bowl.
2. I shredded a quarter of my butternut squash and cooked it for about one minute in olive oil and garlic. I also added it to the salad mix.

3. I cut the organic smoked tofu into small pieces and fried it up for about 4-5 minutes in the leftover olive oil in the pan from the shredded squash.
4. I cut my napa, tossed it in the bowl and added the dressing.

For the dressing I added 2 quantities of sunflower oil for 1 quantity of apple cider vinegar. I topped it all off with some Red Star nutritional yeast and herbal salt to taste.

All that is left to do is mix it all up and ENJOY!!

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Comments (2)

  • Deborah Davis


    I absolutely love a multi-textured, multi-flavored salad! That’s why I can’t wait to make your delicious recipe for a lukewarm salad. Thank you so much for sharing this fabulous recipe on the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Blog Hop! I appreciate it!


    • Isabelle Giroux ND


      I am happy to know that you find it yummy! Thanks to you Deborah for Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Blog Hop and your beautiful site! It is a pleasure being connected! 😀


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