I love a good pun, especially when it involves food. So two years ago, when I attended a good friend’s Valentine’s Day dinner and was presented with the “heart beet salad,” a green salad with chioggia beets (the ones with white rings) delicately cookie-cut into adorable heart shapes, I nearly died of cute overload.
The fact that beets are often called “nature’s Viagra” makes them an especially good choice for a sexy Valentine’s Day dinner. So I did a little digging to unearth the best “heart beet” pun-intended recipes around. From kid-friendly heart-shaped, beet-colored tortilla chips to sophisticated beet and chèvre ravioli hearts, this fare is... Just. Too. Good.
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