Beets & Zucchini Vegan Summer Salad

Light and delicious summer salad which is also vegan!

Hello folks! Happy Healthy-Monday!!!

How has your week started off? Mine with a fantastic workout at the gym this morning at 6:45 followed by my iced barley morning coffee and a VERY busy morning of work.

It’s time now for our weekly healthy recipe, to kick start the week with something nutritious, tasty and light to help recover from our weekend’s indulgences.

Today’s recipe is a simple vegan salad made with beets, zucchini, fresh greeds and walnuts seasoned with a simple sauce made of EVO, coconut vinegar, salt, pepper and garlic!

Enjoy πŸ™‚

Ingredients (serves 2):

  • 2 medium boiled or steamed beets (peeled and chopped)
  • 80 g mixed greeds
  • 2 medium zucchini
  • salt and pepper
  • 8 walnuts
  • 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

for the seasoning

  • 2 cloves fresh garlic
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp Himalayan salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp coconut vinegar (@gre3n)

First off, in a skillet heat up 1/2 tbsp of EVO, slice up the zucchini, season with salt and pepper and cook them on both sides until crispy.

In a large bowl lay the greens and beets

Add the zucchini and chopped walnuts.
In a bowl combine all the ingredients for the seasoning.

Stir them well and pour them on top of the salad

Toss and serve it up!

I made this salad yesterday, added some baked tofu and brought it the beach as my lunch. It was SO YUMMY.

You could also add some crumbled feta cheese if you are not vegan, just giving you options πŸ™‚

Love

-Dani

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An Italian living in China with a strong passion for cooking! Browse my 'left-overs' session for many tasty grub!. Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.