It’s the start of December, crazy right! This year went by so quickly, it feels like New Years eve was just a month ago. December is the month of cozy, family evenings, but also the month full of stress. So many things have to be organized, the house gets a cleanup and food has to be made. But honestly preparing good food doesn’t always mean spending a lot of time in the kitchen. The next few weeks I will share some delicious and fun Christmas recipes for you to enjoy with your family during the Holidays.
Today, a beautiful Christmas inspired salad. Because when I think about Christmas, I think about the beautiful and warm colour combinations with red, gold and dark green. These colours always remind me of the Christmas dinners with the family at the long dining table. Together in a warm room with dimmed lights, candles on the table and a decorated Christmas tree.
- 5 cups cut up kale
- 1/2 apple
- 1/3-1/2 small pumpkin
- 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
- (optional) rosemary
Preheat your oven at 200°C
Cut the pumpkin in thick slices and place them on a baking tray. Now bake for about 20 minutes, depending on the thickness. Don’t forget to keep an eye on the oven every 5 minute to make sure that they don’t burn of shrink too much. If you want you can sprinkle some rosemary on top for some extra flavour.
While the pumpkin is baking in the oven heat up the kale in a large saucepan with a little bit of water. Cook until the kale has heaten up and is still a little crunchy.
In another saucepan cook the cranberries in a bit of water. Cook the cranberries until they get a thick sauce consistency. If you don’t want your cranberries to be too sour, you can add some coconut sugar or other sweetener.
Cut the apple and baked pumpkin into cubes. When everything is ready put the kale on a plate add the apple and pumpkin cubes on top and finally add a bit of the cranberry sauce.
This is a great salad to make for a family dinner, because it is very easy to make a big bowl full and it doesn’t take that much of preperation.
I hope that you all had a beautiful start of December. If you have any recommendations for a Christmas recipe, let me know.