Monday, May 2, 2016

Orange and Beet Salad

This combination of orange slices and golden beets makes a winning combination. Gold beets may be sweeter than red beets, or it may be that people who don't like beets just expect all beets to be red. Whatever it is, this salad will make a beet lover out of everyone!


4 cups mixed lettuces
2 oranges, peeled, and sliced crosswise
4 golden beets, baked and quartered
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup citrus dressing


Heat the oven to 425F. Wash the beets well, trimming off the long root and leaving about 1/2 inch of stems. Precook the beets by placing them in the microwave for 1 minute. Roast the beets for about 20 minutes until done. Check for doneness by piercing with a fork. Beets will pierce easily with a fork when done. Remove roasted beets from oven and let cool while the remaining ingredients are put together. Mix the lettuces with the orange slices and sunflower seeds. Peel the beets, then quarter each one. Top each serving of salad with 4 beet quarters. Then, drizzle each salad with 1 Tbs. of the dressing.

Serves 4

Stealthy Cooking Tip: Save the beet tops! They make a fabulous cooked green, or include some of the smaller leaves in your salads. 

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