Wanting to eat healthy but limited on time is a dilemma I am often up against. Melissa's produce, a distributor of produce from around the world, makes it easier with their fridge to plate ready products. Things like: beets, potatoes, artichokes, and chickpeas are trimmed, peeled, steamed and vacuum sealed for freshness.
When craving a salad for a mid-day meal all that is required is throwing together some of your favorite products and mixing up a dressing from scratch. With so many delicious veggies to choose it is easy to include otherwise time consuming veggies into your daily meals.
Dandelion & Beet Salad in A Balsamic Thyme Vinaigrette
1 package Melissa's Produce beets
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 cup chopped toasted walnuts
2 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme leaves
1 bunch baby dandelion greens, stems removed, leaves rinsed and cut into bite-size
1 bunch watercress, stems removed, leaves rinsed and cut into bite-size pieces.
Combine the vinegar, honey, and mustard in a food processor, and mix well. Add the oil in a slow, steady stream while the machine is still running. Continue to blend until the vinaigrette is emulsified. Add thyme and season with salt & pepper.
Place the dandelion greens and the watercress in a large bowl and toss with 1/4 cup of dressing. Taste and add more dressing if needed. In a separate bowl, toss the sliced beets and walnuts in 1 tablespoon of dressing.
Divide the greens amongst plates, and garnish with feta. Spoon desired amount of beets and walnuts over each plate.
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