(Family Features) - Summer and salad make a perfect duo! Like Fresh n Fruity Summer Salad. It's easy, colorful and delicious. And there's a surprise ingredient in it. Pickled beets!
They add beautiful ruby-red color among the greens, oranges and blues, and a tangy-sweet flavor complement.
To assemble the salad, top fresh spinach (from your garden or the market) with favorite summer fruits-melon, peaches and berries-and the beets. For convenience, purchase ready-to-use pickled beets in jars for just-like-homemade taste. Toss the salad with a refreshing dressing of reserved pickled beet liquid, orange juice and fresh basil.
What's more, this nutrient-dense salad brings a healthy serving of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to the table! Color-like the deep ruby-red beets-is one way to recognize antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables. Choose those with the most intense colors-deep red, yellow, orange and dark green.
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