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Rooted Winter Salads with Pomander Dressing

Rooted Winter Salads with Pomander Dressing

When winter nights are long and cold, we need more mineral-rich nutrition. These earthy salads make use of leftover roasted root vegetables, lovely foods that grow deep in the earth and are packed with the nutrients we need.

Easy to assemble and open to infinite variation, Rooted Winter Salads make a grounding addition to our meals at this sometimes hectic solstice time of year, and are so flavorful that they may make a convert of your family’s most confirmed salad-hater.

The accompanying dressing, with its snappy hint of clove, cinnamon and citrus, is refreshing for this or any winter salad.

– Crisp salad greens
– Assorted vegetables – choose from:
carrots, beets, onions, parsnips, turnips, rutabagas, potatoes or sweet potatoes.
– Optional toppings: chopped nuts, raisins, crumbled cheese

1. Arrange the warm vegetables, sliced thinly if you like, on a bed of greens.

2. Top with optional toppings and drizzle with Pomander Dressing.


¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon freshly-squeezed orange juice
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon sea salt

Whisk all ingredients in a bowl or shake in a lidded jar, until creamy.

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Adapted from Witch in the Kitchen by Cait Johnson (Inner Traditions, 2001). Copyright (c) 2001 by Cait Johnson. Reprinted by permission of Inner Traditions.
Adapted from Witch in the Kitchen by Cait Johnson (Inner Traditions, 2001).

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Cait Johnson

Cait Johnson, MFA, is the author of six books, including Earth, Water, Fire, and Air: Essential Ways of Connecting to Spirit, Witch in the Kitchen, Celebrating the Great Mother and Tarot Games. She has been a counselor for more than 20 years, and teaches workshops on seasonal elemental approaches to self-healing, conscious eating, and soul-nurturing creativity.

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3:27AM PDT on Apr 5, 2013

Thank you :)

9:50AM PST on Jan 28, 2013

Thanks for the recipe.

5:02AM PST on Jan 28, 2013

This is an ever suitable dish

12:55AM PST on Jan 27, 2013

Thank you :)

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9:46AM PDT on Mar 14, 2012

Grazie per la ricetta. La proverò sicuramente.

7:54PM PST on Jan 15, 2012

Yum!!! , Thankyou....

7:02AM PST on Dec 24, 2011

Thank you

12:46AM PST on Dec 24, 2011

Thanks for the article.

5:54PM PDT on May 18, 2011

That recipe sounds good. Thanks.

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