15 Healthy Winter Recipes

Snuggle in with this delicious, nutritious winter menu provided by the staff of Sunset Magazine. Their spread of healthy winter recipes tastes best when made with local ingredients from your winter vegetable garden.

| November 2012

Based on the James-Beard-Award-winning One-Block Diet, The One-Block Feast (Ten Speed Press, 2011) is the ultimate guide to eating local. Complete with seasonal garden plans, menus, 100 recipes and 15 food projects, this guide explains how to raise and produce everything needed for totally made-from-scratch meals, all from your own backyard. The following healthy winter recipes are excerpted from “Winter Recipes.” 

You can purchase this book from the GRIT store: The One-Block Feast.

Arugula and Red Butterhead Lettuce Salad With Tangerines and Hard-Cooked Eggs Recipe

We wanted a hearty salad for our winter menu, with lots of different textures and flavors. The core idea was eggs on toast—which we translated into wedges of hard-cooked egg and crunchy, garlicky croutons. The lettuces lighten everything up and the tangerines are nuggets of juicy sweetness.

If you use eggs from your own chickens, or are buying eggs from the farmers’ market, let them sit in the fridge for at least a week before you cook them (if eggs are too fresh, they’re hard to peel).

Makes: 6 to 8 servings
Time: about 1 hour

6 to 8 large eggs (not super-fresh) 
2 teaspoons freshly squeezed tangerine juice 
1/2 teaspoon finely grated tangerine zest 
3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 
2 cloves garlic 
3 thin slices Wheat Berry Ciabatta (keep reading for this recipe), cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 1 1/2 cups) 
5 cups loosely packed arugula leaves 
6 cups loosely packed red butterhead lettuce leaves (about 1/2 small head) 
2 large or 4 small tangerines 

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