Star Spangled Salad
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Serves: 6 to 10 servings
  • Mixed greens or baby spinach
  • Chopped cucumbers, tomatoes, celery, shallots, and/or snap peas
  • Raisins, chopped pitted dates, or dried cranberries
  • Toasted almonds, walnuts, pine nuts, or sunflower seeds
  • 1 medium to large red beet, peeled and thinly sliced
  • Your favorite salad dressing or vinaigrette (see post above for ideas), to serve
  1. Toss the greens, vegetables, dried fruit and nuts or seeds together in a large serving bowl.
  2. Use a sharp star cookie cutter to cut stars out of the beet slices. If you don’t have one, trace a star onto a sheet of parchment or waxed paper and cut it out. Place the template on the beet slices and use a sharp paring knife to cut around the template and form the star.
  3. Arrange the stars atop your salad mixture. Serve with the salad dressing or vinaigrette on the side.
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at