Quick and Easy Winter Salads

 This holiday season has definitely turned into a potluck season for me. Between family and friend's gatherings, I've been spending more time in the kitchen than usual. I needed to find something easy and delicious that I can take with me. Something that didn't need temperature control or special instruction.
 These are two of my favorite salads year round. I call them my "swinter" salads, because they bring the freshness of summer in winter. I hope you will make them and enjoy them as much as we do. They have less than 5 ingredients each (if you don't count the seasonings/dressing) and can easily feed a crowd.

You will need:

1 medium size cabbage, shredded
2-3 carrots, shredded
1 english cucumber, cut into small cubes
handful of fresh dill
olive oil
lemon juice or fire cider

I like to salt the shredded cabbage first and kind of squeeze/ massage it. It softens it up and releases some juices.Then add the rest of the veggies and the dill. Season to taste with the olive oil and lemon juice/fire cider. If you are not fond of getting your hands dirty, then just mix everything in a bowl and give it some time to mingle ( at least 30 min). Enjoy!

You will need:

1-3lbs bag of potatoes (red skin or yellow), boiled and cooled
1 bunch of parsley
1-2 bunches of scallions (green and white part used)
olive oil
lemon juice

Boil the potatoes and let them cool. I like to dump the hot water after they are done boiling and fill up the pot with cold water. It helps them cool down faster and it loosens the skin , so they are really easy to peel. Cut the potatoes in small cubes. Add chopped parsley and scallions. Season to taste. Enjoy!

I hope you give those two salads a try.

What quick and easy dishes are you making this winter season?

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