Thursday, December 25, 2014

Seasonal Salad

" 'Tis the Season" Salad
Merry Christmas 2014!!! I hope everyone who is celebrating has a fantastic and fun filled day.  I am sure most of you, like myself, are not eating spectacularly healthy meals like this one today!  I made this a week ago for my husband and I for lunch and it looked so pretty and so "Christmassy" that I had to post it.  I have recently found myself ordering salads in restaurants featuring beets, goat cheese and fruit, three foods I never used to like, or like in salads (fruit).  Honestly the taste of goat cheese alone turns me off, but when mixed together in a salad like this, I love it.  The dark natural colors give away the intense nutrient benefit of the dish, and yet the taste cannot even be described.  The sweetness of the beets, the spicy peppers, the crunch of the pumpkin seeds and the creamy goat cheese, blend together so well that for once, I promise, a completely vegetarian salad is a fulfilling meal.  So maybe not today, but perhaps tomorrow, or as a side dish to some delectable holiday main course, I guarantee this salad will delight both your palate and your eyes. "Tis the season!"

" 'Tis the Season" Salad

1 small container organic greens
1/4 C. goat cheese
1/4 C. pumpkin seeds
20 pickled beets
10 hot sweet pepper
1 organic red pepper, diced
2 T. dried cranberries
freshly ground black pepper

2 T. organic apple cider vinegar
1 T. extra virgin olive oil
1 T. pumpkin seed oil
1 T. orange juice

lunch for two is served

my delicious plateful

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