Heart-Shaped Valentine’s Beet Salad with Grilled Chicken

  • 3 medium-sized beets
  • 4 tsp white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 TBS fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp grainy Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup EVOO
  • 2 1/2 oz (3 cups) baby arugula
  • 1 small zucchini, shaved lengthwise with vegetable peeler
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta
  • 1 cup grilled chicken, sliced
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Wash beets, remove green tops and place on parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 1 hour until tender. Remove beets, cool and peel. Slice beets crosswise in quarter inch thick slices. Using a small heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut hearts from beet slices. In a large bowl, whisk the next 3 ingredients. Whisk in EVOO; season to taste with salt and pepper. Toss with arugula, chicken and zucchini. Divide equally among plates. Top with feta and beets.