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.
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.
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!)
Once I had all of my veggie hearts cut out I randomly placed them on top of the lettuce.
I love how the salad is so colorful.
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.
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!
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