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I Heart Salad

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Valentine’s Day is a great day to serve your loved ones something a little extra special and this easy I “Heart” Salad fits the bill! Not only is it healthy, but it also showcases little colorful hearts which is simply perfect for any Valentine’s Day tablescape! 

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A great salad takes very little time to prepare and with a few quick touches, it can turn into an extraordinary “I Heart Salad” for Valentine’s Day.

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Last year I found a pack of three different sized heart-shaped fondant cutters. These cutters have come in handy on numerous occasions and are perfect for making little heart shapes for Valentine’s Day.

Shhh…. don’t tell my hubby but I practiced making an “I Heart Salad” last night. I was actually experimenting and Ta-Da, I loved it!  I simply grabbed whatever veggies I had in the refrigerator and started punching out various heart shape sizes in them. Ingredients such as carrots, red and yellow peppers, and cucumbers. I also made several “hearts” from grape tomatoes.

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To make the grape tomato hearts simply cut at a 45-degree angle on each tomato, the put the two halves together to form a heart shape and hold them together with a toothpick. (Just be careful to remove the toothpicks when you eat them, lol!)

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Once I had all of my veggie hearts cut out I randomly placed them on top of the lettuce.

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 I love how the salad is so colorful. 

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You can top this I Heart Salad off with your favorite salad dressing, or you can whip up a batch delicious homemade Honey Mustard Salad Dressing. The salad is naturally gluten-free, as well as the homemade Honey Mustard dressing.

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 I think that homemade is always best because you know exactly what ingredients are going into the recipe.  

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Instead of throwing stale bread away use them to make homemade croutons for the top of your salad and a little extra flavorful crunch! 


I hope that you have fun creating your very own version of “I Heart Salad!”

Happy Valentine’s Day!


More great ideas: 

Strawberry Spinach Salad

Green Jello Salad

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{ 24 comments… add one }
  • Francesca February 12, 2016, 6:49 am
    This salad looks awesome, it's the perfect example how a "normal" dish can be made into something special with just a little attention. I've included it in my Valentine's Day roundup with a link back here, hope this is ok! ♥
    • Blessed Beyond Crazy February 12, 2016, 9:21 am
      Hi Francesca, Thank you for including our I Heart Salad post in your Valentine's Day vegan Recipe Roundup! Anna and I also enjoy a healthy, yet visually appealing recipe as well. Thanks again, and Happy Valentine's Day! Linda
  • Joe June 15, 2015, 4:43 pm
    What a cool, easy way to make a special salad. I love it. Saw this on your Pinterest board!
    • Blessed Beyond Crazy June 15, 2015, 8:14 pm
      Thanks Joe! It was fun to make and fun to eat. Thanks for stopping by! Linda

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