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Nasturtium & Beet Salad

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Sometimes I just want a really light salad and this is the perfect salad to serve alongside some fresh fish caught from the ocean.  I usually use a dressing of balsamic vinegar with just a bit of olive oil mixed in.

I love going into the yard and harvesting our lettuce, picking out the perfect beet for the salad, and then picking the nasturtium flowers to arrange on top of the salad.

This salad is very simple it is just:

salad greens

fresh beets (I peeled and sliced)

Nasturtium flowers

My dressing is simply 3 parts balsamic vinegar to one parts oil.

Nasturtiums are edible, the flowers add beauty to a salad and their leaves have a peppery taste which adds some nice flavor.

Beets are a rich addition to any salad….I always thought that I hated beets and I do hate canned commercially grown beets but beets I have grown in my own garden that are fresh I love!

This year we grew tons of lettuce we had two varieties (Red Sails and Romaine) they have both been wonderful delicious lettuces.  Even nicer even after they bolt they still taste great!  Which we have some bolting going on now!

Have a great Sunday everyone!

Fondly,

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  1. heatherhappy

    This salad looks really good…and pretty, too 🙂 🙂 Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather 🙂

    1. KarenLynn

      Thanks Heather! 🙂

  2. Tammy

    Too pretty to eat! Thanks for the beautiful share from your home and garden!

    1. KarenLynn

      Thank you so much Tammy! It was one of those simply clean and delicious salads! I apppreciate your comment 🙂

  3. Jean-François

    Love those colors, and the nice earthy flavor of fresh beets. Looks great.

    1. KarenLynn

      Thanks Jean-Francois don’t know how I missed this lovely reply….hope all is well with you!

  4. Debbie Plaistowe

    I love beets too, and they’re so tasty in salad. Your salad looks so pretty, those flowers are a fabulous touch! Thanks for sharing this with Summer Salad Sundays, look forward to seeing you again soon.

    1. KarenLynn

      Thanks Debbie I learned that I love fresh beets from the garden this summer I had never had luck with them before and I HATE canned beets. I always appreciate your kind comments 🙂 I look forward to linking up with Summer Salad Sundays soon!

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