Thursday, September 15, 2011

Apple/Beet Salad

When you're allergic to lettuce, it becomes a challenge to make salads!  Actually, Jim and I were just talking tonight about how we really don't miss lettuce now that I've come up with other salads.  I'll work on getting them all up here in the next couple of weeks - for now, here's my apple/beet salad recipe.  And I should mention that I am a beet convert!  This is actually really good and so pretty.

Also, with all the talk over the last week about arsenic and apple juice, I found a post on Consumer Reports Health that is quite interesting.

Apple/Beet Salad
serves 3 - 4

3 small beets, about 2 - 3 inches in diameter
1 apple, quartered and cored
2 T toasted sunflower seeds
1T lemon juice
1 T olive oil
About 1 T of fresh thyme leaves
Sea salt
White pepper

Cut the tops of the beets off leaving about 1 inch and boil until tender.  Cool and slip off the skins.

Grate the beets and apple pieces together.  Add the sunflower seeds and thyme leaves.  In a separate bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper.  Mix into the rest of the salad.  Serve warm (as is) or cold.