[Recipe] Warming Winter Kale, Turnip, Walnut Salad


Although we are half way through winter, we still have the other half to keep ourselves warm. When we think of what we eat in the wintertime, most of us focus on comfort foods such as soups, stews and grains.

Salads however can be warming too! if you use the right ingredients.

In traditional Chinese Medicine, different types of foods are categorised based on their warming and cooling effects on the body. There are several ways to prepare raw foods that can transform the thermal levels and make a serious difference to your internal heat by improving your body's circulation.

Adding certain ingredients can turn a raw dish into something more appealing for a cold winter's day. Give this warming salad a try!

Warming winter kale, turnip, walnut salad: (serves 2-3)


  • 1 Head of Dino Kale
  • ½ Turnip Grated
  • 2 Large Carrots Grated
  • 10 Walnuts Chopped
  • Parsley to garnish


  • One small thumb of Fresh Ginger Minced
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 2 Tablespoons Tahini


  • Start by mixing the minced ginger with the juice from the lemon and let it sit to absorb the flavouring (10-15 minutes)
  • Wash and chop all of the vegetables to the desired and throw it in a salad bowl
  • Now that the ginger as been sitting in the lemon juice, you can remove it (unless you like the strong taste of ginger) and mix in the Tahini
  • Pour the dressing on top of the Vegetables, toss and enjoy

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