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Ruby Red Salad

December 19, 2010

~ Mary ~

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If you want have a little clean eating on your holiday buffet, here’s your ticket!  And it’s so festive looking to boot!  You could also just whip it up, like I have been, for whatever, and whenever.  Yes, it’s that tasty and classy enough for dinner guests and homey enough for every day.

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Ruby Red Salad

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Scrub

4-5 medium sized Beets and slice in half, no need to peel.

Place on a large square sheet of foil and top with:

1 Tbsp Olive Oil

1/2 tsp Kosher Salt

3 Bay Leaves

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Bring up edges of foil and fold all edges to seal up the sides.

Place on a baking sheet and bake at 400° for about 1 hour and 20 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool completely before slicing them julianne style.

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Vinaigrette

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Whisk to combine:

1-2 Tbsp Dijon Mustard

2 Tbsp Sherry

2 Tbsp Lemon Juice

1/4 Cup Olive Oil

Kosher Salt and Fresh Ground Pepper to taste

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Assembling the salad:

Combine in a large bowl and toss

4-6 Cups Cabbage thinly sliced – red or white is fine

1 medium Red Onion thinly sliced

Vinaigrette

Beet slices

Toss well then top with:

1 Cup Pepitas (toasted edible pumpkin seeds – the small green ones)

1/2 Cup Crumbled Feta Cheese

10 Comments leave one →
  1. December 19, 2010 9:49 am

    Hi Mary, I have to say that I love your pictures. Have a good Sunday.

    • foododelmundo permalink
      December 19, 2010 11:04 am

      Thanks Helene!

  2. Katy permalink
    December 19, 2010 11:30 am

    Beets! YUM!

  3. Pat permalink
    December 19, 2010 1:36 pm

    Looks good to me!!!

  4. December 19, 2010 11:04 pm

    Looks great–can’t beat a salad with bold colors and zesty flavors like this one. 🙂

  5. December 20, 2010 6:37 am

    Wow this red salad looks so beautiful and sounds so flavourful. It sounds super delicious 🙂

  6. December 20, 2010 9:51 am

    Yummy! I love the combination of cabbage and beets – it’s so tasty!

  7. December 20, 2010 11:32 am

    Mary! We both have beets on the brain… Your salad is fabulous! I love the bit of salty feta in it… A beautiful contrast to the sweetness of the beets.

  8. December 20, 2010 3:59 pm

    salad looks fabulous

  9. foodlvr permalink
    January 6, 2011 8:53 pm

    How pretty. Not big on beets but it is very pretty and the perfect salad for Christmas time.

    Sorry that this took so long to respond to. I haven’t been to Food Buzz in way too long. I am backed up on Food Buzz mail.

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