We had several gorgeous days of 60-degree temps last week, complete with a slight breeze and birds singing happily in the trees. We didn’t have much of a winter this year, but once I heard those birds sing, my heart wanted nothing but spring.
Then yesterday, it snowed – lovely and peaceful in its own way. In this funny, in-between time where it seems as though winter is arm wrestling spring (and we always know who wins), I think it’s important to have bright splashes of color and reminders of the season to come.
That’s why I love making this salad. Not only does it taste good, it makes you feel nourished and adds that splash of beautiful color to your meal. A nutritionist told me about it several years ago, and variations on it abound. Here is how I make it:
Roughly chop carrots, celery, and beets and mix together. Chop apples and toss in lemon juice, then add to the vegetable mixture. Add more lemon juice if necessary, to taste. Voila! Simple, healthy, and pretty. Make a bunch and keep it in the refrigerator to pull from all week long.
However, I’ve only ever heard it referred to as “Detox Salad,” and I think it needs a new name, since most people I tell that to run screaming from the room. (Until I call them back to taste it, that is.)
So….what would you name this salad?
Do you have any colorful recipes that make you happy?