Hot Pink Salad with Meyer Lemon Dressing

Dear Mum,

It was supremely wonderful to celebrate Mother’s Day with you this weekend, both at our low-glycemic family cooking class with Meghan, who created an awesome menu for us, full of Cold Rolls with Almond Dipping Sauce:


Pear, Avocado, and Arugula Salad:


Curried Cauliflower & Root Veggie Soup:


Cauliflower Tabouli:


Almond Flax Veggie Burgers:


And tons of beautiful veggies (isn’t it art?):


And my very favourite new gluten-free Sweet Potato & Strawberry Cake, that will be making an appearance soon on the blog in a different incarnation:


We also loved being able to spoil you with our Sunday Brunch and Movie Day!

And because we love you so much, we came up with this salad for you, (yes it’s another beet & lentil salad):


Hot Pink Salad with Meyer Lemon Dressing

Adapted from Gingery Beet Salad at Diet, Dessert and Dogs

  • 3 beets, trimmed, peeled and grated
  • 1 zucchini, cut into matchsticks
  • 6 carrots, sliced
  • 2 cups of cooked Puy lentils (or green lentils that hold their shape — cooked with veggie stock for the best flavour)
  • 1 Tbsp freshly grated ginger
  • the juice of 2 meyer lemons (regular lemons would be lovely here too)
  • 2 tsp. soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. maple syrup

Place chopped veggies & lentils in a bowl.

In a separate bowl, mix ginger, lemon juice, soy sauce, and maple syrup.

Toss salad with dressing and enjoy!

Recipe submitted to Amy’s Slightly Indulgent Tuesday


And we were so happy to be able to cook for you, infused with our new kitchen skills & confidence!


(And the recipe for the Whole Wheat Tart with Spinach, Wild Leeks and Feta is a variation of this one, just using spinach in place of the nettle greens, and feta in place of the other cheese.  Oh, and a second egg, it worked better that way).

It was a fabulous weekend of celebrating!  We loved all the time together with you!

Lots of love, always,
heather linz
Heather & Linz

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Categories: Gluten-Free, Main Course, Salad, Vegan, Vegetarian


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9 Comments on “Hot Pink Salad with Meyer Lemon Dressing”

  1. May 10, 2010 at 7:45 pm #

    Ohhh! All that food looks amazing! Is there a recipe you can share for the sweet potato and strawberry recipe? Hugs, Louise

  2. May 10, 2010 at 10:03 pm #

    Cutest family ever!

  3. May 11, 2010 at 8:35 am #

    Great recipe for the salad – sweet crunchy, I bet it was good. I also love the vegetables all laid out like a Dutch Old Master’s still life.

  4. May 17, 2010 at 8:05 pm #

    I absolutely love puy lentils…I cook them on a regular basis because they go well with almost anything. In fact, I’m working on a post with these little green gems as I type.

    Thanks for sharing this healthier salad at Slightly Indulgent Tuesday – it’s wonderful to have your healthier slant on food shared with my readers. Hugs to you.

    • May 17, 2010 at 9:49 pm #

      I adore them too! I keep putting them in salads, and they keep being marvelous!
      I even threw them in tomato sauce for “snobby Joes” the other day, mmmm.

      Always happy to share — thanks as always for hosting, I love all the ideas! You are doing such a great job of promoting our healthy food community, and I love how open-to-all-ideas-of-healthy you are… off to leave a similar idea on your blog.
      *hugs back*


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