Painted Beet Salad

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All ingredients were purchased at the Silverlake Farmers Market in Los Angeles, CA.  

Painted Beet Salad

  • 2 large red beets
  • 1 bunch of asparagus
  • 1/2 a medium onion, sliced
  • squeeze of lemon juice
  • drizzle of farmers market olive oil (I used Nuvo)

Preheat your oven to 450.  Scrub the dirt off of the beets and place them on a baking sheet.  Cook for about 50 minutes.  When the beets are done, allow them to cool enough to touch.  Once cooled, peel the skin off with your fingers.

Next, sauté the onion in a pan over medium heat.  Add asparagus and continue to cook for about 10 minutes or so.  Once asparagus and onion are slightly browned, add cut up beets and mix to combine.  Plate and drizzle with lemon juice and extra virgin olive oil from your local market.  Nothing else required!  And don’t forget to take a moment to dazzle at your beet painting once your done with your meal.

Carrot Celery Lemonade

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All produce was purchased at the Silverlake Farmers Market in Los Angeles, CA.  

Carrot Celery Lemonade

  • 2 bunches of carrots
  • 1 bunch of celery
  • 3 small lemons

Tools used:  Vitamix blender, paint strainer bag, large pot/bowl, lemon squeezer

Start by rinsing your veggies.  Next cut up the carrots and celery into chunks.  Add about 1/3 of the cut up vegetables to the blender and add a small amount of water.  Blend on high.  Continue adding small amounts of the vegetables to the blender, blending in between batches and adding as much water as needed for the mixture to blend smoothly.  Err on the side of less water as to not water down the juice.

Next, place your paint strainer bag into your bowl/large pot.  Pour the entire vegetable mixture into the bag.  Now pick up the bag and knead and squeeze with your hands to extract the juice.  When you’re only left with juice pulp in the bag, add the juice of 3 small lemons to the mixture.  Now pour your gorgeous farm fresh juice into a container of choice and enjoy.