Colorful Orange and Beet Salad

This orange and beet salad is the perfect accompaniment to any meal. The citrusy orange flavor and the earthy sweetness of beet make a perfect taste combination!

Orange and Beet Salad

Orange and Beet Salad

Course Appetizer, Salad
Servings 3
Calories 330 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 red beet
  • 3 cups romaine lettuce
  • 1 can (11 oz) mandarin oranges, drained with liquid reserved*
  • ¼ cup red onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 tbsp chopped pecans
  • 3 tbsp feta cheese 
  • cup orange vinaigrette dressing*

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400℉.
  • Cut greens off the beet, leaving 1” of the stem. Wash thoroughly, brush with olive oil and wrap in aluminum foil.
  • Roast until tender, 50-60 minutes. Remove from oven and cool. Peel the beet and cut it into cubes.
  • Divide lettuce equally into 3 salad bowls.
  • Top the lettuce with equal amounts of beet, orange sections, onion, pecans and feta.
  • Toss each salad with 2 tbsp dressing.
  • Serving immediately.
  • Hack: Feel free to substitute any salad greens you have on hand or use fresh baby spinach.
  • Hack: Only assemble the salad(s) you intend to eat immediately. The rest of the ingredients can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days and assembled when ready to eat.
  • Hack:  To keep lettuce romaine lettuce fresh longer, separate leave and wash. Dry in a salad spinner or with paper towels. Place lettuce leaves in a sealable plastic bag or container with paper towels between each layer to absorb moisture. Replace paper towels if they become soggy.
  • Hack:  Shop the salad bar if you just need a small amount of an item that you don’t think you’ll use again before it “goes over”.
Keyword colorful, easy, fresh beet, fruit and vegetable, healthy, mandarin oranges, salad, vegetarian, vinaigrette

Did you know?  Colorful foods add up to a healthy diet!  Check out the benefits of beets here!

Suggestion:  If you love the combination of beets and oranges, try warm mandarin glazed beets!

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