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Recipe: Rustic Roasted Beet & Sweet Potato Salad

Recipe: Rustic Roasted Beet & Sweet Potato Salad

Ingredients

1 bunch beets
2 sweet potatoes
2 tbsp canola or grapeseed oil
½ tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp garlic salt
½ tsp ground black pepper
2 tbsp pure maple syrup
1 avocado
6 cups baby spinach leaves
Toppings
Maple Citrus Roasted Pecanshttps://marlameridith.com/recipe/maple-citrus-roasted-pecans/
Salad Dressings: Try one of these!

Directions

Pre heat the oven to 375 degrees F with the racks in the middle. Prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper or oven proof silicone liner.

Slice the beets and sweet potatoes into 1/2 inch thick sticks. Place on the baking sheet in a single layer.

Drizzle with the oil and maple syrup. Using clean hands, toss with the cinnamon, garlic salt and pepper.

Bake for about 40-45 minutes until slightly browned, caramelized and very tender.

Plate spinach leaves with roasted beets and sweet potatoes. Top with avocado and maple pecans. Serve with lemon juice and olive oil or my Lemon Shallot Vinaigrette or Lemon Honey Salad Dressing.

~ Marla Meridith

Best Ever Homemade Italian Vinaigrette

Ingredients

Directions

~ Marla Meridith

Recipe: Quick & Easy Avocado Cilantro Dressing

Ingredients

Directions

~ Marla Meridith

Recipe: Lemon Honey Salad Dressing

I love salad dressings that have the perfect balance of flavors. Here sweet & savory combine.

Citrus & honey are meant to be married.

Ingredients

1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
4 tablespoons Lemon Juice
3 tablespoons Honey
Sea Salt
Ground Black Pepper

Directions

Shake olive oil, lemon juice & honey in a jar. Season to taste with salt & pepper.

~ Marla Meridith

Best Ever Homemade Italian Vinaigrette

Best Ever Homemade Italian Vinaigrette recipe, use this salad dressing on everything from pasta salads to green salads to marinating vegetables, meats and seafood.

3/4 cup olive oil
1/8 cup red wine vinegar
1/8 cup white wine vinegar
2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/4 cup finely freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 tsp of EACH dried parsley, drained oregano, dried basil, garlic powder, onion powder
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp EACH black pepper, paprika
1/2-1 tsp agave or honey, or add more to taste

Add all ingredients into a mason jar, tighten the lid and shake until well combined. You can also add all ingredients to a bowl and whisk until well combined.
Store in an airtight container up to two weeks. Shake or whisk each time before use. If the oil becomes a solid in the fridge, just lettuce dressing sit out a few minutes for it to become room temperature.

~ Marla Meridith

Recipe: Quick & Easy Avocado Cilantro Dressing

This salad dressing is just as great on pasta salads as it is on green salad. Toss it with rice or barley, top your favorite fish with it…the uses are endless. In less that 5 minutes you can have this dressing ready.

2 cups salad dressing

1 ripe avocado
1 cup water
1 cup fresh cilantro (packed)
1/4 cup mayonnaise (not light)
1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 small garlic clove
salt to taste

Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth and creamy. Adding more water if you want a thinner dressing.

Add more or less water to your dressing to thicken or to thin it out.

~ Marla Meridith

Recipe: Quick & Easy Avocado Cilantro Dressing

This salad dressing is just as great on pasta salads as it is on green salad. Toss it with rice or barley, top your favorite fish with it…the uses are endless. In less that 5 minutes you can have this dressing ready.

2 cups salad dressing

1 ripe avocado
1 cup water
1 cup fresh cilantro (packed)
1/4 cup mayonnaise (not light)
1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 small garlic clove
salt to taste

Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth and creamy. Adding more water if you want a thinner dressing.

Add more or less water to your dressing to thicken or to thin it out.

~ Marla Meridith

Recipe: Lemon Honey Salad Dressing

Ingredients

Directions

~ Marla Meridith