It has been a long few months but we have almost made it through the winter. Spring is fast approaching and the sun has actually been shining a few days this past week. We are no longer freezing, it is not constantly grey and dark outside (although as I am writing this the sun has decided to disappear again – but at least it won’t be in hibernation for months on end) and I have even ditched my heavy winter coat for my spring jacket.
Yet winter is not officially over and supermarkets and outdoor farmers’ markets are still packed out with winter vegetables. This is the perfect time to make the most of the final winter vegetables out there as they are cheap and healthy. We all associate winter with being dark and grey but actually a lot of the vegetables available during these months can be packed full of colour. My Celebratory End of Winter Salad is vibrant, colourful, healthy and quick to make. The only actual cooking required is boiling a few eggs. I add a Honey and Mustard Dressing to the salad.
You can buy any of the ingredients from a standard, local supermarket. You can also pick up fresh vegetables from a local farmers’ market. My local market is based on Kollwitzplatz every Saturday that I would recommend visiting – and not just for the vegetables. They have plenty of fruit, flowers, cheese and wine. Let’s end winter on a happy and colourful note and welcome in spring.
You can find the full recipe on Exberliner here.