This week, we asked the editors at EcoSalon to recommend their favorite recipes for a Memorial Day feast. Celebrate a long, warm-weather weekend with four green dishes that are easy to pack up for a picnic or bring to a barbecue.
Recipe #3: Beet, Orange, and Spinach Superfood Salad
Here’s a gorgeous and tasty salad that’s packed with "superfoods" to keep your immune system in top form. Enjoy it for a light lunch or dinner or serve it to guests. It’s sure to inspire your palate.
4 small-medium red beets, scrubbed, trimmed, and drizzled with a little olive oil
4 small handfuls of baby spinach
2 juicy navel or blood oranges
2 tablespoons juice from the oranges
2 tablespoons white wine or champagne vinegar
7 tablespoons mild vegetable oil
Salt & pepper to taste
Toasted walnuts for garnish
Avocado slices for garnish
Note: use organic, local ingredients when possible.
Wrap the beets in heavy-duty foil and place in a preheated 400 degree oven until they are tender when pierced with a sharp knife (45 minutes to 1 hour).
Wash and dry the spinach leaves and place them in a large bowl. Cut the ends off ...