Strawberry Beet Salad

There are just too many good things going on in this salad to give it a proper title, so I’ll have to tell you what’s happening right here. This roasted beet salad is nested on a bed of shaved brussels sprouts and topped with fresh sweet strawberries, then kissed with a tangy-sweet balsamic vinaigrette made with pomegranate juice! It’s seriously good, and seriously RED.

Strawberry Beet Salad with Shaved Brussels Sprouts and Pom Balsamic Vinaigrette #salad #beets #brusselssprouts

Happy Valentine’s Day!!

Or if you’re single this year… BOOOO to Valentine’s Day! *wink*

I’ve spent the last two weeks posting all sorts of sweet goodies for you to share with your Valentine(s).

So today I thought I’d focus in on something quick and healthy you can make tonight whether you are cooking for your love muffin or for yourself.

Healthy Strawberry Beet Salad with Shaved Brussels Sprouts and Pom Balsamic Vinaigrette #salad #beets #brusselssprouts

This beet salad couldn’t be easier, or more appealing. I shaved raw brussels sprouts into a thin crunchy base, then piled it with sweet roasted red beets and fresh sliced strawberries.

Who knew raw brussels sprouts could be so tasty in a salad!?

Easy Strawberry Beet Salad with Shaved Brussels Sprouts and Pom Balsamic Vinaigrette #salad #beets #brusselssprouts

Then I whisked up a rich and tangy balsamic vinaigrette made with pomegranate juice, for a little red, on red, on red action.

The pomegranate juice does wonders for this balsamic vinaigrette, giving it a little pop of fruity essence!

It’s a perfect accompaniment to any main course you plan to serve tonight, be it Lobster Fra Diavolo or Flank Steak Medallions.

Fresh Strawberry Beet Salad with Shaved Brussels Sprouts and Pom Balsamic Vinaigrette #salad #beets #brusselssprouts

You can plate the beet salad in individual bowls drizzled with pom balsamic vinaigrette, for a touch of fancy

Or go family style, mixing it all in the bowl of shaved brussels sprouts, tossing it with the balsamic vinaigrette.

Beet Salad with Shaved Brussels Sprouts and Pom Balsamic Vinaigrette #salad #beets #brusselssprouts

Sending big Valentine Hugs your way!

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Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Strawberry Beet Salad - Balsamic Vinaigrette

Ingredients:

  • 1 bunch red beets (3-4 beets)
  • 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1 lb. brussels sprouts, halved and sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup + 1 Tb. olive oil, divided
  • 3 Tb. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tb. lime juice
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • Salt and Pepper

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Peel the beets and slice thin. Then lay them out on the baking sheet and drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Salt and pepper liberally.  Roast in the oven for 20-25 minutes until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, slice the strawberries and brussels sprouts and set aside. Whisk together 1/2 cup olive oil, balsamic vinegar, lime juice, pomegranate juice, cumin, 1 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper.
  3. Once the beets are roasted, mix all the beet salad components in a large bowl, or plate in individual portions. Drizzle with balsamic vinaigrette and serve.

More Valentine Salads

Calamari and Caper Berry Salad

Easy Duck Confit Salad

Grilled Apricot and Gorgonzola Salad – Yummy Mummy

Tomato Peach Burrata Salad – Two Peas & Their Pod

 

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18 Responses to “Strawberry Beet Salad”

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    Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg — February 14, 2014 @ 7:51 am

    Oh yum, this sounds delicious and healthy too.

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    Kevin @ Closet Cooking — February 14, 2014 @ 8:12 am

    What a colourful and tasty salad!

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    marla — February 14, 2014 @ 8:30 am

    A very smart & healthful salad!

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    Julia@Vikalinka — February 14, 2014 @ 8:36 am

    Oh I love this so much! Finally, beets are given some attention. Beautiful!

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    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — February 14, 2014 @ 9:33 am

    Just lovely, Sommer. I like the addition of raw brussels sprouts. And love the POM!

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    Gaby — February 14, 2014 @ 10:49 am

    This is a beautiful salad! I love the beets and strawberry combo!

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    Maria — February 14, 2014 @ 10:57 am

    Love everything about this salad! Happy Valentine’s Day! xo

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    Jackie {The Beeroness} — February 14, 2014 @ 12:07 pm

    That salad looks so perfect! It’s all my favorite salad things in one bowl. Beautiful.

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    Maureen | Orgasmic Chef — February 14, 2014 @ 8:25 pm

    I love beets and balsamic vinegar. This salad will be mine and maybe my love muffin can share — maybe. :)

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    Paula – bell’alimento — February 14, 2014 @ 8:26 pm

    This salad looks and sounds tasty!

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    Meredith — February 14, 2014 @ 9:01 pm

    Gorgeous salad!!

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    Tieghan Gerard — February 14, 2014 @ 10:12 pm

    Great combo!! Love the strawberries with the brussels. Happy Valntines day!

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    Heather Christo — February 15, 2014 @ 10:39 am

    this is so pretty!! perfect for Valentines Day!!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — February 17, 2014 @ 3:46 pm

    A very flavorful and healthy looking salad! I love how colorful it is too!

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    Nutmeg Nanny — February 20, 2014 @ 4:00 pm

    This salad is amazing!! What a perfect combination of ingredients :) I am dying to try this

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    Serena | Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch — February 20, 2014 @ 9:08 pm

    This looks amazing Summer! I love the flavor combination! Bring on warm days and sunshine in a bowl!

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    Shaina — February 21, 2014 @ 11:49 am

    Those mini bowls are just gorgeous!

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