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Beet and Apple Salad Recipe

Beet and Apple Salad
The combination of sweet roasted beets and crunchy, sweet-tart apples makes a great salad. The only real effort required to make this salad is roasting fresh beets. I’m in the peel after roasting camp, which actually makes roasting beets pretty easy (but still a bit messy). My method for roasting beets is similar to this how-to from the kitchn. Once your beets are roasted and peeled, it’s salad time.

Beet and Apple Salad Recipe
3 cups fresh arugula leaves
1/2 cup coarsely chopped roasted beets
1 small apple, cut into bite-size chunks
2 tablespoons chopped toasted hazelnuts
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon sherry vinegar
Fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

In a large bowl combine arugula, roasted beets, apple chunks and hazelnuts. Drizzle with olive oil and sherry vinegar; toss to coat. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.

Makes 1 BIG salad

Tip: The recipe makes one meal-sized salad. The ingredient amounts can easily be doubled or tripled to serve as a starter or side salad at the holidays. Go on, share!

Beet Salad with Apple

Arugula Salad with Avocado and Hearts of Palm Recipe

Arugula Avocado SaladThis salad came together in an effort to use up stray pantry items. I recently moved, and found a few interesting items in the back of the cupboard. One such item was a can of organic hearts of palm. When life gives you hearts of palm, make chopped salad.

Chopped Salad with Avocado, Arugula and Hearts of Palm Recipe
1 stalk canned hearts of palm, rinsed and drained
1/2 a medium ripe avocado, peeled, pitted and chopped
1/2 cup fresh cherry tomatoes, halved (I used sunburst)
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
3 cups fresh arugula

Slice heart of palm into rounds. Combine heart of plam slices, avocado and tomatoes in a small bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice; stir gently to coat. Season with salt and pepper. Serve over arugula. Toss salad just before serving.

Makes 1 BIG salad
Hearts of Palm Salad