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Pink Valentine's Salad (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Pink Valentine's Salad (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Serve your honey a salad made with pink grapefruit, dark pink beets, purple carrots, pink onion and green pistachios for contrast. Happy Valentine's Day.

Course Lunch, Salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 people

Ingredients

Salad

  • 4 whole carrots, I used purple
  • 1/3 medium red onion, slivered
  • 1 large beet
  • 1 pink grapefruit, sectioned
  • 1 handful roughly chopped pistachios

Vinaigrette

Instructions

  1. Slice your beets into medium wedges and place in a  microwaveable container, cover and micro until fork tender. Mine took 6 1/2 minutes. I choose not to peel mine as I don't mind the skin but do what you like. 

  2. Using a carrot peeler shave off long strips from each carrot until you reach the core and can shave no more. Save the cores for munching on later. 

  3. In a large bowl place all of your salad ingredients except the pistachios. 

    In another bowl place all of the dressing ingredients and whisk until emulsified. 

  4. When you are ready to serve the salad toss with enough dressing to coat and reserve the rest for tomorrow's salad.  Note if you make the salad and dress it in advance the beets will "bleed " all over the salad and it will end up a monochromatic red. 

  5. Sprinkle on the pistachios and you are good to go.