Beet & Arugula Salad

With the sun beating down upon Michigan, being extremely busy with the house, and having no desire to turn on the oven; I've been taking full advangtage of all the fresh produce from the Fulton Street Farmer's Market and using it as a reason to not cook as much these past two weeks.  Salads are by far one of the easiest meals to make, so I took inspiration from the Roasted Beet Salad at the Reserve Wine Bar for this night's dinner. Since Zach and I never get full from just a salad, I quickly microwaved two sweet potatoes, mashed them up and sprinkled just a tad bit of brown sugar on them. 

As for the salad, I boiled the beets till I could easily push a fork through them and removed the skin. 
Adding the fresh arugula from the market onto a plate, I sliced the beets on top, sprinkled with walnuts and a balsamic vinaigrette. Done. 

If I could solely shop at farmer's markets for all my food, I would. Reading this article from Mlive about the Fulton Street Farmer's Market makes me über excited about the possibilities of having a year-round market!  Do any of you have a special market where you frequent a lot?  Is it just food or crafts as well? 

I hope everyone is enjoying there week.  
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-Kate Lainey

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5 Responses to Beet & Arugula Salad

  1. This looks like a delightful recipe. I love that you post healthy food on your blog, and not just sweets like a lot of other blogs (though I don't really mind those too much)

  2. A year round market would be amazing. I've been meaning to start going to the farmer's market every week, but my schedule apparently doesn't really like that :(

  3. Omg that looks fantastic! Yum :) If you are ever on my side of the state, we have to hit up Eastern Market in Detroit. They are open on Saturdays and Tuesdays now, so awesome!


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