Friday, June 13, 2014

Strawberry Beet Salad. . .

On a recent trip to our Optometrist,
I picked up a Diabetic Magazine filled with decadent looking Spring meals.





One recipe totally captured my attention.

Perhaps, the reason was that I had most all the ingredients
in my refrigerator that were needed and we would be finished
with our annual exams around the Lunch Hour.




While "Mr. Ed" was seeing the doctor,
I re~read the recipe.

Once we arrived home,
I put together this divinely delicious Strawberry Beet Salad!!!




Here's what I put into the salad:
Strawberries
Pickled Beets
Spring Mix Greens
Basil
Pecans

Their recipe called for fresh beets 
and cooking them atop the stove, goat cheese and walnuts.

I used what I had. and it was d e l i c i o u s!!!





I used my own Green Salad with Creamy Mustard Vinaigrette Recipe:
3 Tablespoons Champagne Vinegar
1/2 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
1/2 teaspoon minced fresh Garlic
3/4 teaspoon Sea Salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground Black Pepper
1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
(Hint: I use a pinch of sugar to keep the dressing from being bitter.)

In a small bowl,
whisk together the vinegar, mustard, garlic, salt and pepper.

While whisking,
slowly add the Olive Oil until the vinaigrette is emulsified.

Toss the greens with enough dressing to moisten and serve immediately.

I served ours on salad plates 
with a few slices of Black Forest Ham and a couple of sliced strawberries.




"Mr. Ed" enhanced his with Saltine Crackers
topped with Mixed Berry Whipped Philadelphia Cream Cheese.




On Crooked Creektt,
This Strawberry Beet Salad became a favorite over lunch!





Until next time. . .



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4 comments:

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh my sweet friend, I love this salad and what a beautiful presentation with the lovely dishes too! Hope hubby is doing well. I have everything, so I will cook up a salad like yours for tomorrow too! Have a lovely FD's weekend.
Hugs,
FABBY

Jennie Schumann said...

We've been looking for interesting salads to perk up our old standbys. This is perfect, but I am going to buy beets and make them fresh. You can't beat the natural sugar in beets... haha. Great idea!

Marigene said...

Now that is a combination I never would have thought to put together! I just might have to try it, sounds really interesting.
Have a great week, Pat.

Christine Graves said...

Seeing your wonderful dish makes me want to try to see if I like beets again. LOL

It looks so delicious and yummy!