The little red hearts are cut out of cooked beet to turn this simple salad into a lovely romantic Valentine's Day appetizer. In Italy, lettuce is usually only dressed with olive oil and salt, but you can of course use another dressing. Fresh mozzarella cubes make a nice addition.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place beet in a saucepan, cover with water, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until beet is cooked through, about 30 minutes. Drain and allow to cool.

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  • Peel beet and cut into 1/4-inch thick slices. Cut out red hearts using a heart-shaped cookie cutter.

  • Place salad greens in a bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt. Add beet hearts to the salad and toss. Arrange a couple of red hearts on top of the salad for serving.

Nutrition Facts

123 calories; protein 2.8g 6% DV; carbohydrates 13.4g 4% DV; fat 7g 11% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 189.9mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2019
Loved the idea of cutting out hearts out of the beets! Read More
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