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Beet and Arugula Salad

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 4 hr 40 min
  • Servings 4

Embellish dinner with a beautiful and flavorful salad. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

6
medium beets (4 to 6 ounces each)
1/4
cup olive or vegetable oil
2
tablespoons red wine vinegar or cider vinegar
1
tablespoon Dijon mustard
1
teaspoon sugar
2
cups arugula leaves, watercress or bite-size pieces salad greens
1/2
cup crumbled chèvre (goat) cheese (2 ounces)
1
tablespoon chopped walnuts, toasted, if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    Remove greens from beets, leaving about 1/2 inch of stem. Do not trim or cut root. Wash beets well. Place beets in 2-quart saucepan; add enough water to cover. Cover and heat to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer 40 to 50 minutes or until tender; drain.
  • 2
    Cool beets 1 hour. Remove skins from beets under running water; drain beets on paper towels. Cut beets into julienne strips; place in shallow glass or plastic dish.
  • 3
    In tightly covered container, shake oil, vinegar, mustard and sugar. Pour over beets. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours but no longer than 12 hours. Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes before preparing salad.
  • 4
    Arrange beets on 4 salad plates. Top with arugula and cheese. Drizzle with remaining oil mixture if desired. Sprinkle with walnuts. Serve immediately.

Expert Tips

  • Substitute 1 can (16 ounces) julienne beets for the cooked fresh beets. Marinate as directed in step 3.
  • Beets range in color from the common deep garnet to white and gold. Although any color beet can be used in this salad, marinate each color separately because beets have a tendency to "bleed."
  • Chèvre is a white goat's milk cheese with a mildly tart flavor. If you prefer a slightly more assertive flavor, try a blue cheese such as Gorgonzola or Roquefort.
  • To toast nuts, bake uncovered in ungreased shallow pan in 350ºF oven about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown. Or cook in ungreased heavy skillet over medium-low heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently until browning begins, then stirring constantly until golden brown.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
255
Calories from Fat
180
% Daily Value
Total Fat
20g
0%
Saturated Fat
6g
0%
Cholesterol
20mg
0%
Sodium
250mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
15g
0%
Dietary Fiber
3g
0%
Protein
7g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
22%
22%
Vitamin C
14%
14%
Calcium
12%
12%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 3 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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