Winter Salad

A good salad made entirely of winter vegetables may be prepared when there are some left overs or no fresh vegetables in supply.

If any of the vegetables are left over, the others may be prepared to use with the left-over ones. A good plan to follow when carrots, turnips, or potatoes are being prepared for a meal is to cook more than is necessary for the one meal and then set aside part of them for a salad to be served at another meal.


• 1 cup turnips, diced
• 1 cup carrots, diced
• 1 cup potatoes, diced
• 1 tablespoon chopped onion
• French dressing
• Lettuce
• Salad dressing

  • Cook turnips, carrots, and potatoes whole in boiling water until tender enough to be pierced with a fork. If they have not been peeled before cooking, peel and cut into small dice. Mix, add the onion, marinate with French dressing, and allow to stand for a short time.
  • Garnish salad plates with lettuce leaves, pile the salad on the lettuce, and serve with any desired salad dressing. 

Makes 6 Servings

Real Cooking

Did You Know?
Early age related macular degeneration (ARMD) might be put on hold with a daily dose of spinach. In a preliminary study, men with the most common dry form of ARMD showed vision improvements after consuming four to seven servings a week (Journal of the American Optometric Association).

Macular degeneration is a medical condition usually of older adults that results in a loss of vision in the center of the visual field (the macula) because of damage to the retina. It occurs in “dry” and “wet” forms. It is a major cause of visual impairment in the elderly (>50 years). Macular degeneration can make it difficult or impossible to read or recognize faces, although enough peripheral vision remains to allow other activities of daily life.

Spinach contains lutein and zeaxantin, antioxidants that may protect retina.

Fat promotes lutein absorption, so try spinach sautéed in olive oil or mix spinach with other vegetables you like, than toss it with your favorite dressing.

Note: If you are taking blood thinning medication or you are prone to kidney stones, talk with your doctor before consuming spinach regularly.