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Beet Green Salad with Radish, Goat Cheese, and Poppyseed Dressing

Everyone knows the health benefits of beets but what about the leafy greens of the beet? Did you know that beet greens are packed with nutrition too? AND they’re delicious!

beet-greens

Think of beet greens as a mix between spinach and swiss chard and prepare accordingly. Raw in a salad, added to a smoothie/juice, or satueed with spinach–all preparations are delightful for this underused green. I’ve prepared this fresh beet green-radish salad which would be a perfect appetizer, side dish or lunch! The recipe is easy to make and packed with flavor. Now you don’t have to wonder…am I allowed to eat these?

beet green salad

Beet Green Salad

Beet Greens, 1 bunch

Radish, 4

Vinegar (I used a combination of pear vinegar and orange-champagne…just because)

Olive Oil

Agave

Mustard (I used this)

Poppy seeds

Salt and Pepper

Goat Cheese (optional)

1. Rinse the beet greens and radish. Side note: It is important to use the greens within 2-3 days of buying them.

2. Chop greens, dice radish and put in a bowl.

3. Make vinaigrette: combine vinegar, salt and pepper, poppy seeds, mustard, and agave then stream in olive oil while whisking into a dressing.

4. Add the dressing to the salad. You can serve immediately or let it sit for up to a day in the fridge. If you let it sit, the vinaigrette will marinate and “cook” the greens for a well-developed flavor and texture.

5. Add goat cheese! (Optional if you’re keeping it dairy free)

Let me know what you think!

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Chopped Summer Salad with Oregano Vinaigrette

Be inspired by the ingredients in your kitchen!

This salad was not planned. It developed as I found new things that needed to be used…And you can’t go wrong with a chopped salad!

chopped salad

Ingredients:

Romaine Lettuce

Cucumber

Red Pepper

Radish

Cherry Tomatoes

Corn

Feta Cheese

Chickpeas

Black pepper

1. Chop ingredients.

2. Assemble on a plate.

3. Make a dressing (see below).

4. EAT!!

Oregano Vinaigrette:

Lemon, zest and juice

Vinegar (champagne, raspberry, white etc)

Oregano, fresh

Agave

Scallions

Salt

Olive Oil

1.Chop scallions and add to a bowl with lemon to ‘cook’ the raw onion taste out for a few minutes.

2. Add ingredients to a bowl and blend with hand blender until emulsified.

Colorful Kale Salad

Kale salads are ALWAYS a good call. This one is fresh, summery, and colorful hence the creative name. πŸ˜‰

Radish was a great (secret) addition to this salad. If you’re not much of a radish fan try it in this salad anyway. The peppery, crunchy bite (and the hot pink hue) goes well against the kale and lemon.Β  Here’s 9 reasons to eat your radishes in case you needed nutritional encouragement. πŸ˜‰

rainbow kale salad

Ingredients:

Kale

Apple

Red Pepper

Radish

Zucchini

Avocado

Sunflower Seeds

Red Onion

Lemon

Honey

Olive Oil

Salt and Pepper

1. Remove kale leaves from stems then rinse in cold water.

2. Juice lemon and add with zest and diced onions to a bowl and let sit for a few minutes.

3. Meanwhile dice the remaining vegetables (except for avocado).

4. Add salt and pepper, honey, and olive oil to the lemon-onion bowl to make a vinaigrette then add to the bowl of kale leaves. Massage the kale leaves with the dressing and rip the kale leaves into smaller pieces.

5. Add chopped vegetables to the kale and mix to combine. Add sunflower seeds.

6. Season to taste with more salt, pepper, and lemon.

7. Letting the salad marinate tenderizes the kale…eat by 3rd-4th day.

8. Serve with fresh avocado slices/chunks on top. (optional)