Beautiful Beet Salad with Cherry Tomato Dressing

Beautiful Beet Salad with Cherry Tomato Dressing

February 11th, 2013 by Loretta Lanphier, NP, CN, CH, HHP

Beautiful Beet Salad with Cherry Tomato Dressing

This is a gorgeous salad that is naturally sweet and a very healthy addition for your Valentine’s Day Dinner Table!  Don’t forget that collard greens provide us with two very important anti-inflammatory nutrients which are Vitamin K and omega-3 fatty acids (in the form of alpha-linolenic acid, or ALA). Chronic inflammation can significantly increase our risk of cancers and other chronic diseases (especially cardiovascular diseases).

Ingredients for Beautiful Beet Salad with Cherry Tomato Dressing

  • 3-4 Collard Greens De-stemmed
  • 1 Small Bunch Arugula or Other Local Greens
  • Any Pak Choi Leaves with Stems
  • 3-4 Kale Leaves De-stemmed
  • 1 Bunch Beets (Leaves and Stems)
  • 1-2 Cartons of Cherry Tomatoes
  • Half Bunch of Spinach
  • 4-5 Stalks of Celery
  • Optional: Cilantro and Local Strawberries!

Directions:

  1. In a bowl, chop the collards, kale, arugula, and any other local greens. Chop them up as finely as you can into tiny bits.
  2. Take the beets, cut off the bottom roots, then cut off the top leaves, leaving the stems ready and exposed to chop.
  3. Chop the stems into tiny bits, and sprinkle over your salad as shown above. The color is beautiful!
  4. Save some of the bits for the salad dressing, but place most in the salad.
  5. If you want to add beat leaves to your salad, do it! They taste dark and creamy!
  6. Then, in a blender, place the following items into your Vitamix as shown in the picture.
  7. First, add the cherry tomatoes so that it will blend easily. I use 2 cartons, but for smaller eaters, use one carton.
  8. Then, add the chopped celery, beet stems, and spinach.
  9. For extra flavor, feel free to add a small bunch of cilantro.
  10. After the dressing is blended, mix into your salad with your hands!
  11. Enjoy this dark and beautiful red deliciousness!

Original Recipe from Rawfully Organic

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