Whether you are single or part of a couple, celebrate Valentine's day or not, I urge you to make this Beet, Persimmon & Avocado Salad. You don't even have to use a ♥ shaped cookie cutter. As long as you love beets, you will love this recipe!
Beet, Persimmon & Avocado Salad
roasted beets***, cooled, peeled, sliced and cut into ♥s
persimmons, sliced across and cut into ♥s
blue cheese, crumbled
juice of minneola (or you can use orange or grapefruit juice)
1. Add watercress to your salad bowl.
2. Add a layer of beet and persimmon hearts.
3. Arrange avocado slices around the edge of the plate.
4. Sprinkle crumbled cheese on top and season with a bit of salt.
5. Drizzle with olive oil and minneola juice.
*** To roast beets, cut the tops and bottoms of the beets, carefully wash and put each beet on top of a piece of aluminum foil. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Tightly wrap each beet in the aluminum foil and roast on top of a cookie sheet in the 450F preheated oven. The roasting time will depend on the size of your beets: anywhere from 45 to 90 minutes.
Also, check out my ♥ shaped sandwich with smoked salmon, egg and avocado cilantro cream cheese.
I'm getting together with a few friends for Valentine's day dinner. What will you be doing?