Heart Beet Salad
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Healthy, delicious salad to start a meal off or eat as your meal!
Recipe type: Salad
  • 6-8 medium-sized beets
  • 5-6 cups kale
  • ¼ c walnuts, chopped
  • ¼ c dried cranberries
  • ¼ c Feta cheese, crumbled
  • Dressing:
  • ¼ extra virgin olive oil (I like using President's Choice)
  • ¼ c Balsamic vinegar (I use President's Choice)
  • 1-2 Tbsp local honey (I get ours from a local bee farmer on the Island)
  • salt & black pepper
  1. Cook beets. You can either roast them in your oven or boil them. I boiled them today. I boil them as I boil potatoes -- bring water to a boil and cook for 15 minutes or until fork tender.
  2. Wash kale and dry in salad spinner. Tear kale leaves into bite-sized pieces.
  3. In a mason jar, add olive oil, Balsamic vinegar, honey, salt and pepper. Cover with lid and shake until emulsified.
  4. Once beets are cooked, allow to cool. When cool, you can either cut beets into bite-sized pieces OR slice them into ½ inch rounds and take a heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut out heart pieces. These are fun for Valentine's Day.
  5. In a large salad bowl, add beets and kale. Toss gently with Balsamic dressing, sprinkle chopped walnuts, dried cranberries and crumbled feta cheese.
  6. Et voila! Enjoy!
Recipe by Life on Manitoulin at https://lifeonmanitoulin.com/2014/02/heart-beet-salad.html