Happiness Salad

Sunshine Salad

Forgive the tweeness of the title. The intention wasn’t to be cute, it’s just that the way this salad looks is enough to inspire happiness on even the cloudiest of days. I like to eat this salad on its own, stuffed into a pita, or with the addition of chickpeas.

happiness salad:

1 navel orange, peeled and segmented with the juice reserved

1 shallot, sliced as thinly as possible

2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar

2 golden beets, roasted whole with a light coating of olive oil for about an hour in a 400 degree oven and then sliced into thinnish half moon pieces

1 yellow sweet pepper, diced

4 cups of arugula

3 Tbsp. olive oil

1 tsp. honey

Freshly cracked pepper and kosher salt (Maldon would also be nice on this salad)

Several large leaves of basil cut in a fine chiffonade

1. In a small bowl combine the sliced shallot and orange juice leftover from the segmented orange with the apple cider vinegar. Allow to sit for at least 15 minutes.

2. On a large platter or in individual bowls arrange the arugula in a shallow layer before evenly distributing the beets, sweet pepper, and orange segments on top.

3. Add the honey, olive oil, pepper and salt to taste to the orange juice, apple cider vinegar and shallots; whisk until completely combined. Drizzle over the salad and top with the fresh basil.

And of course, something twee to go with the cuteness of the salad name.

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