Are you doing it again? You know… making that new year’s resolution to make better and healthier eating choices? Did you stock up your fridge and pantry with lots of fruits and vegetables in hopes to do a detox on all the holiday fare we indulged in the past few weeks? Good. You’re off to a great start! And if you don’t have a new year’s resolution involving healthy eating, it won’t hurt to lighten up when you can. For example, here’s a Beet, Carrot & Apple Salad that will not only be good for you, but is a colorful and sweet way to enjoy something fresh. The natural sweetness of beets, carrots and apples blend together with a simple citrus dressing for a refreshing and healthy salad…
Salads usually involve something green. But when I came across this salad recipe, I was drawn by the fact that there wasn’t any greens involved – unless you want to count the parsley called for in the recipe. This salad is one that is beautifully presented with the bold colors from the beets and carrots. I didn’t have time to cut the apples into matchsticks so I kept them in bite sized chunks instead. I especially love the citrus notes from the orange and lime. Who knew healthy eating could be so delicious and colorful too?!
In the same bowl, layer beets, carrots, apple, and parsley. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste. Toss salad right before serving.
*To cut matchsticks, use a mandolin or a food processor that has either a julienne blade or large shredding blade.
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