Farmer's Market Winter Salad | Washington, DC Dietitian

Winter is here, and sometimes that prevents us from going to our nearby Farmer’s Markets. However, the produce that is in season right now is perfect for a fresh, crunchy salad great for any occasion. Use what’s available to you and get inspired!

These are some vegetables that caught my eye during my last trip to the Farmer’s Market:

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Fresh Spinach, Purple carrots, Baby tomatoes, Golden beets.

This salad recipe is not only easy to make, but contains a lot of vitamins and minerals that are important for your health!

Ingredients:

Spinach

Carrots

Tomatoes

Beets (+ 2 tablespoons lemon juice)

Toasted almonds

Lemon juice

Olive oil

Pepper

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Directions:

Place beets, skin still on, in medium-sized pot. Fill pot with water until beets are covered. Add in lemon juice. Place pot on medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat down to low and cook until beets are fork tender. Rinse beets with cold water until they are cool enough to handle. Peel off skin and chop.

Place spinach in a large bowl, and add all vegetables + the almonds. Give it a nice toss. Drizzle a bit of olive oil and squeeze in some lemon juice to taste. Sprinkle some freshly ground pepper on top and give the salad one last mix! That’s it! It’s that simple.

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Beets are actually a great source of vitamin C, fiber and potassium! These nutrients are essential for your brain function and immune system, and may even improve your stamina.

Feel free to mix in or replace any ingredient in the recipe! Some extra ingredients I like to add include:

Pomegranate seeds

Jicama

Bell peppers

Avocado

Corn

Enjoy and happy eating!

Recipe by Janette Bedoyan