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!
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.
This Strawberry Beet Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette 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!?
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!
Strawberry Beet Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette is a perfect accompaniment to any main course you plan to serve tonight, be it Lobster Fra Diavolo or Flank Steak Medallions.
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.
Sending big Valentine Hugs your way!
Strawberry Beet Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time:15 minutes
Cook Time:20 minutes
- 1 bunch red beets (3-4 beets)
- 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
- 1 pound brussels sprouts, halved and sliced thin
- 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
- 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1/4 cup pomegranate juice
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- Salt and Pepper
- 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.
- 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 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.
- 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.
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