Valentine’s Day meals aren’t only about the chocolate for dessert. They begin with a salad made with hearts of romaine, artichoke hearts and red bell pepper hearts. The heart-healthy dressing marries olive oil and Meyer lemon juice, celebrating the happy coincidence of Meyer lemons ripening on Valentine’s Day.
serves two sweethearts
14 oz can Artichoke hearts
1 heart of romaine lettuce
1 red bell pepper, cut into heart shapes
Dress with Meyer lemon vinaigrette:
3 Tb Meyer lemon juice
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp fresh minced garlic
Combine ingredients in blender and run on high until emulsified.