Valentine’s Day: Sweetheart Salad Recipe

Surprise your loved one with a lovely heart-shaped salad from Martha Stewart’s website:

Ingredients:

  • Beets
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Cottage cheese
  • 1 bag of croutons

Directions:

  1. Prepare the beets by roasting or steaming them: To roast, heat oven to 400 degrees, wrap beets tightly in foil, and cook until a fork slides in easily, about 1 hour. To steam, place whole beets in a steamer basket in a medium saucepan, and cook until fork tender, 25 to 60 minutes, depending on their size.
  2. Peel the beets once they’re cooled; for easy peeling, use paper towels to rub skins off.
  3. Slice peeled beets thinly with a mandoline, and make heart shapes with a cookie cutter.
  4. Add the rest of ingredients (romaine lettuce, cottage cheese, and the bag of croutons) and enjoy.

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