San Diego Chefs Share Their Favorite Light Winter Recipes

By Erin Jackson / Photography By Erin Jackson | Last Updated January 25, 2018
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If mastering a few healthy dishes tops your todo list for 2018, these soup and salad recipes from San Diego chefs are worth a whirl.

Besides being delicious, these recipes allow home cooks an opportunity to hone handy knife skills, like chopping and peeling squash, dicing potatoes, and supreming citrus fruits—a technique that involves removing the skin, pith, and membrane and cutting the fruit into segments so the flesh is as sweet, juicy, and as visually appealing as possible. 

All three dishes put nutritious seasonal produce in the spotlight and pack big flavors that will bring some much needed balance after a season of overindulgence.

Herb & Wood Citrus Salad

“This dish is all about layering flavor and texture. With citrus fruits at their peak in winter, the sweet juiciness of the fruit balances beautifully with the saltiness of the olives and the kick...

Herb & Eatery Curried Butternut Squash Soup

“Coconut milk is the secret to this rich and creamy butternut squash soup. I love the smell this dish has as you simmer it on the stove. The curry and garlic create an intoxicating and warm feeling...

Tribute Pizza Tuscan Soup with Kale

“This soup is a perfect marriage of flavors and textures. I love that the potatoes and kale are chunky and rustic. The hint of spice paired with the cooling coconut milk and the sweetness from the...
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