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Heart Healthy Valentines Salad

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Heart Healthy Valentine's Day Salad

Pure Clean Ruby Red Salad is one of my favorite salads.   It offers a beautiful presentation especially for a Valentines Day Dinner.  I prepared this recipe on KARE11 in June 2013 using Pure Clean beet juice powder.   

Pure Clean Ruby Red Salad

Vinaigrette:

2          Tbsp orange juice

2          Tbsp Balsamic vinegar

1          Tbsp PureClean Beet Juice Powder *

1          tsp Dijon mustard

1/2       tsp kosher salt

1/8       tsp fresh ground black pepper

2-4       Tbsp olive oil

For the Salad:

2          cups thinly shredded red cabbage

1          small red onion, thinly sliced

 2          cups torn red leaf lettuce, or mixed baby greens

¼         cup coarsely grated fresh beet or carrot, or both

2          oz (approx. ¼ cup) fresh feta cheese, crumbled

2          Tbsp dried cranberries

2          Tbsp pepitas (hulled pumpkin seeds) or toasted pecans

  1. Prepare Vinaigrette: In Medium bowl, combine orange juice, balsamic vinegar, beet powder, mustard, salt and pepper. Slowly whisk in oil until well combined.
  1. Combine cabbage, onion, and beets/carrots with vinaigrette in bowl. Marinate for 15 minutes.
  1. Just before serving, toss lettuce greens with cabbage mixture.   Divide evenly between 2-4 salad plates, depending on appetites
  1. Garnish each salad plate with feta, cranberries, and pepitas or pecans.

*Beet juice powder is an optional ingredient but will add richness, depth, and natural nutrients to this vinaigrette. Athletes often drink beet juice because the natural nitrates can help improve blood flow and performance as well as cardiovascular health. Convenient PureClean organic beet juice powder is great blended into smoothies, juice, and salad dressing. For more information and to order online, visit.  http://www.purecleanpowder.com 

To watch the cooking demonstration, (and learn how to speak Minnesotan!), or to earn more about the North Star Grand Prix, visit KARE11link

 

 

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