Romantic Valentine's Day Salad


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.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
2 servings


  • 1 large beet

  • 2 cups mixed salad greens

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, or to taste

  • salt to taste


  1. 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.

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

  3. 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 (per serving)

123 Calories
7g Fat
13g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 123
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 190mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 16mg 81%
Calcium 40mg 3%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 512mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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