This is an adorable salad for your sweetie on Valentine’s day. It’s very simple to make, and really has that wow factor! We always spend Valentine’s day at home, but this year I will be out of town for work, so we’re planning to do something after I get back…
After flowers and candy and chocolate return to their normal price points.
So if you’re planning on staying in, having a romantic night at home, start off your meal with this adorable salad.
This post was originally published on Epicuriosty Killed my Waistline in Feb 2009. The post content has been edited, but the recipe is the same.
Valentine’s Day “Heart” Salad
You will need;
Hearts of Romaine Lettuce (either chopped yourself , or in a bag; I went the easy route)
Jar of Artichoke Hearts
Jar of Hearts of Palm
Can of Beets
Candied Pecans (I used Trader Joe’s, but you can candy them yourself if you want)
Red Wine Vinegar Dressing
I started by draining the can of beets and using a paring knife, carving them into hearts. You can use a small heart shaped cookie cutter, which are very easy to find this time of year, or you can be all fancy schmancy and try to carve them yourself.
Next fill a bowl with the hearts of romaine and “fancy” lettuce. What I call “fancy” lettuce is basically radicchio, arugula, baby spinach and the like.
For the dressing I used a premade Red Wine Vinaigrette and fixed it up with some garlic, oregano, lemon juice , a bit of the oil marinade from the artichoke hearts and a bit more red wine vinegar.
Throw everything in the salad bowl and drizzle with the dressing.
Serve with your sweetie.