Spiralized golden beets, mango, and sweet bell pepper with a sunflower seed dressing, screams sunshine! This spiralized beet salad is gluten-free, vegan, nut-free, and paleo! A beautiful side dish recipe that’s sure to make you smile!
Need a little sunshine in your life? I know I do! You know I thrive on sunshine (it’s all in the name!) As I’m writing this post, it is dark, dreary, and rather cold. Not one peek of sunshine for the last week. It really puts a damper on things. No good photo shooting = no recipe creating = no stress relief = anxiety to the max! You can say my life revolves around the sun!
My brother tells me he loves dark, rainy days. I just stare at him and shake my head. I just don’t understand. Sunshine elicits happiness, and I need happiness! It’s a proven scientific fact that sunshine brings “smiles” and feel good hormones to flow. Think about it. Do you smile more on a sunshine-filled day or a rainy day? I thought so.
I do know one thing. I’d rather have it pouring rain and storming than have these murky gloomy days. It’s all or nothing for me, none of this iffy stuff. When the day is totally lost, then I feel like bad about it. But if it’s not totally ruined, the day just feels so wasted! Give me rain or give me sun! Nothing in between!
I thought it was just an “April showers, bring May flowers” thing, but I’m not so sure. So instead of wallowing, let’s make our own sunshine, in the form of ALL the yellow veggies and spiralized goodness! You’re smiling already, aren’t you?
You bet! A second spiralized beet salad, but this one uses, my favorite, GOLDEN beets! Not only golden beets, but champagne mango, sweet yellow bell pepper, and sunflower seed butter (and some lemon for extra yellow zing!) It’s a fabulous unexpected salad of bright flavors and textures. Plus, we all know that anything spiralized is going to be good!
Sunshine Spiralized Beet Salad
- Cut the ends off and peel your beet before spiralizing.
- Slice the bell pepper into strips.
- Slice the mango into thin strips (do not peel).
- Toss the veggies together, then add the sunflower seed butter, sunflower seeds, lemon juice & zest, onion powder, and stevia. Toss well.
- Serve with additional sunflower seeds and lemon slices.
Are you feeling the sunshine already? I hope so! This light dish is the perfect remedy for those dreary days, my friends! Don’t let the “no light” get you down! Fight back with all the yellow and spirals you can! Sunshine Spiralized Beet Salad = sunshine substitute! Now get your spiralizer and get happy!
So tell me:
+ Sunshine days or rainy days?
+ What’s your favorite YELLOW food? (I bet y’all are going to say bananas…) Golden beets for me!
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