on the menu : watermelon + heirloom beet salad

WATERMELON + HEIRLOOM BEET SALAD

If you are lucky enough to find locally grown organic heirloom beets, GRAB THEM ALL.  These beauties are not as beet-y as their more traditional red beet counterpart.  They’re crunchy, sweet, and don’t bleach your hands (big plus!).  Oh, and they’re just about the prettiest things ever.

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You can almost eat just watermelon and the beets alone, but that wouldn’t fly as a substantial dinner in my household so I tossed them with some salad greens, julienned basil, red onions, and a bright lemon vinaigrette.  You could also add cheese or strawberries, but there’s something tantalizing about enjoying the rawness of beets and watermelons with a few greens.

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INGREDIENTS:

  • Watermelon
  • Heirloom Beets
  • Salad Greens
  • Basil
  • Red Onion
  • Lemon
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Honey
  • Salt + Pepper
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