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Tasty Beet and Orange Salad

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A sweet and tangy side dish that excites the tongue, compliments of www.StrongWomen.com.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 5

Ingredients

2
lb fresh beets
2
cups beet greens, shredded
2
medium oranges
1
tablespoon olive oil
1
tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1/2
teaspoon honey
2
cloves garlic, minced (if desred)
2
tablespoons toasted pine nuts (if desired)
Salt and pepper to taste*

Directions

  • 1 Wash and dry beets and greens. Shred greens until you have 2 full cups and set aside. Place beets in a saucepan with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, cover, and reduce heat to a simmer for twenty minutes, or until beets are tender.
  • 2 Meanwhile, whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, honey, and garlic. Drain the beets and allow them to cool. Trim and peel off skins; cut into cubes. Then, peel and section the oranges.
  • 3 Combine beets and oranges in a large bowl, and then toss thoroughly with olive oil mixture. Divide beet greens evenly onto four (to six) plates and place beet mixture on top of greens. Top with toasted pine nuts if desired.

Nutrition Info

The Quick Take:

  • Calories 120
  • Fat 3g
  • Saturated Fat 0g
  • Sodium 240mg

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
120
(
Calories from Fat
25),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
3%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
240mg
240%;
Total Carbohydrate
19g
19%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
16g
16%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
60%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Did You Know?

Expert Tips

* Nutrition was calculated using 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.

Vitamins A and C are two good reasons to enjoy this salad. Experts recommend eating plenty of fruits and vegetables daily for good health.

Adapted from Strong Women Eat Well (2001) by Miriam Nelson and Judith Knipe, and from www.StrongWomen.com

©2009 LLuminari®, Inc. All rights reserved.

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We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 07/03/2007. NOTE: We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations. If concerned about gluten-free, non-dairy, vegetarian or vegan status, always read ingredient labels to make sure each recipe ingredient meets requirements. Products and ingredient sources can change.

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
120
(
Calories from Fat
25),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
3%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
240mg
240%;
Total Carbohydrate
19g
19%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
16g
16%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
60%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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