Summer Salad w/ Lime Beet Vinaigrette

I’m currently on my way home from Baltimore where I spent the last week on a part work, part play trip. I headed out earlier in the week for a Finish Line Women’s athlete photoshoot and met Ian on Thursday so we could head to the eastern shore to see his parents!

It was nice to get away and to also see the SUN. Colorado has been raining for a month straight – no joke – and I was about to lose my mind if I didn’t get some vitamin d in my life.

In order to make up for this dreary May weather, I’ve been cooking lots of summer-y dishes for dinner, including salads, chicken burgers and the like! After Blend last week (more on that later), I stopped by Trader Joes on the way home and came home with a lot of random goodies including:

Goat Cheese
Brie Cheese
Carmelized Onion Cheddar (We like cheese, okay?)
Steamed baby beets
Chicken Burgers

This led to some summertime cookin’! I’ve been loving cooking with beets lately — mainly because they remind me of summer. But also because they include a ton of good ol’ nutrients including fiber, and vitamin C.

Ian whipped up the chicken burgers while I got to work on a summertime salad. Super simple, but super delicious.

summer-salad-with-vinaigrette

Into the bowl went:

A couple handfuls of mixed greens
Goat cheese
3 sliced baby beets

For the dressing, I wanted something light but tart. I cracked open a bottle of Naked Juice’s Bright Beets and mixed 1:1 with olive oil and a splash of fresh lime juice. The juice is a blend of beets, carrot, apples, coconut water, lemon and a hint of ginger and requires no work besides popping the top on the plastic bottle. So, so simple. So, so delicious.

summertime salad with a lime beet vinegarette

For the dressing:

2 T of Bright Beets Juice
2 T EVOO
1 T fresh-squeezed lime juice

Whisk together, pour over salad + serve immediately!

This post is sponsored by Naked Juice as part of an ongoing partnership. I was compensated and all words + opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting Barefoot Colorado!

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