Orange and Beet Salad
This is a fantastic tasting beet salad.
It is topped with a vinaigrette and has the unusual added ingredient of oranges.
I have come across few orange recipes. This one pairs the oranges nicely with cooked beets.
It is a great combination and makes a wonderful lunch or dinner side salad recipe.
In small bowl whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, mustard, and cayenne. Add salt and pepper to taste. Pour over the beets and toss it all to coat.
Peel and remove the skin and outer white membrane from the oranges. Cut the oranges into slices 1/4 inch thick or into wedges. The recipe can be prepared ahead to this point, covered and refrigerated for up to 8 hours. (Note that if you refrigerate it at this point to NOT add the oranges as the beets will make them discolor. They will taste fine but the salad will not look as appealing.)
Arrange lettuce leaves on a serving platter or on individual serving plates. Arrange the beet salad and oranges on the lettuce. Sprinkle any remaining dressing on top and serve.
Serves 4 to 6.
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Nutritional Analysis Per Serving
Calories 170; Calories from Fat 110; Total Fat 12.2g; Saturated Fat 1.7g; Trans Fat 0.0g; Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 165mg; Total Carbohydrates 15.2g; Dietary Fiber 3.0g; Sugars 11.9g; Protein 1.9g; Vitamin A 4%; Vitamin C 63%; Calcium 4%; Iron 4%
(Percentages based on a 2000 calorie per day diet)
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Did You Know?...
Beets are very healthy for us. They contain magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, potassium, vitamins A and C and niacin.
Beets also contain folic acid, which is highly recommended for pregnant women because it has been shown to lower the risk of certain birth defects.
Of course we all know the benefits of eating oranges and other citrus fruits, rich in Vitamin C and other nutrients.
Give this easy salad recipe a try. It is different, looks wonderful on the table and is very nutritious.
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