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Citrus & Roasted Beets Salad

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling

Makes

6 servings

Glistening citrus and beets star in this colorful, tangy salad. It's a refreshing mix of bright flavors—just add chicken and it's a complete meal. —Peter Eldridge, Clermont, Florida
Citrus & Roasted Beets Salad Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 3 medium fresh beets (about 1 pound)
  • 8 cups fresh arugula or baby spinach
  • 1 can (14 ounces) hearts of palm, drained and sliced
  • 1 medium grapefruit, peeled and sectioned
  • 1 medium orange, peeled and sectioned
  • 1 tangerine, peeled and sectioned
  • 1 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • DRESSING:
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 4 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 2 teaspoons grated tangerine zest
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

Directions

  1. Scrub beets and trim tops to 1 in. Wrap in foil; place on a baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 1 hour or until tender. Remove foil; allow beets to cool.
  2. Peel beets and cut into 1/2-in. cubes. On six salad plates, arrange the arugula, beets, heart of palm, grapefruit, orange and tangerine; sprinkle with cheese. Whisk the vinegar, orange and tangerine zest, orange juice, mustard and honey; gradually whisk in oil. Drizzle over salads. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 223 calories, 14g fat (4g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 319mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 4g fiber), 6g protein.

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