Ruby Red Salad recipe part of Nature Valley Bicycle Festival

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GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - The 15th annual Nature Valley Bicycle Festival is taking place June 6-16.

The festival continues with the Nature Valley Grand Prix Pro Stage Bike Race this weekend, with the St. Paul Riverfront Time Trial and Downtown Criterium on Wednesday. The Cannon Falls Road Race is on Thursday, the Uptown Minneapolis Critierum will be held Friday evening, the Menomonie Road Race is on Saturday afternoon and the Stillwater Criterium Sunday will begin at 11:30 a.m.

This is a FREE event, and spectators can also enjoy bike expos, stunt riders, FREE kids' races, entertainment, food and drink. For more information and detailed maps and schedules visit naturevalleybicyclefestival.com.

Pure Clean Ruby Red Salad
Vinaigrette:
2 Tbsp orange juice
2 Tbsp Balsamic vinegar
1 Tbsp PureClean Beet Juice Powder *
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/8 tsp fresh ground black pepper
2-4 Tbsp olive oil

For the Salad:
2 cups thinly shredded red cabbage
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
2 cups torn red leaf lettuce, or mixed baby greens
¼ cup coarsely grated fresh beet or carrot, or both
2 oz (approx. ¼ cup) fresh feta cheese, crumbled
2 Tbsp dried cranberries
2 Tbsp pepitas (hulled pumpkin seeds) or toasted pecans
1. Prepare Vinaigrette: In Medium bowl, combine orange juice, balsamic vinegar, beet powder,
mustard, salt and pepper. Slowly whisk in oil until well combined.
2. Combine cabbage, onion, and beets/carrots with vinaigrette in bowl. Marinate for 15 minutes.
3. Just before serving, toss lettuce greens with cabbage mixture. Divide evenly between 2-4 salad
plates, depending on appetites
4. Garnish each salad plate with feta, cranberries, and pepitas or pecans.

*Beet juice powder is an optional ingredient but will add richness, depth, and natural nutrients to this
vinaigrette. Athletes often drink beet juice because the natural nitrates can help improve blood flow
and performance as well as cardiovascular health. Convenient PureClean organic beet juice powder is
great blended into smoothies, juice,

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