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My Favorite Beet Salad

My Favorite Beet Salad Recipe

Description

The deep, satisfying flavor of roasted beets adds sweetness to a pretty salad of baby spinach, tomato, and avocado, drizzled with homemade balsamic dressing.

Ingredients

  • 6 large beets, trimmed
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 (8 ounce) package baby spinach leaves
  • 2 medium whole (2-3/5" dia) (blank)s tomatoes, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 medium (blank)s avocados - peeled, pitted, and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • ½ red onion, chopped, or to taste
  • 1 (4 ounce) container crumbled feta cheese
  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard, or more to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Place the beets into a large bowl, and drizzle with 1/4 cup olive oil, salt, and black pepper. Lay out 2 large squares of aluminum foil on a work surface, and place 3 beets onto the center of each sheet. Fold the aluminum foil into 2 envelopes, sealing the beets into the packets; place the packets into a baking dish.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until tender, 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Check for tenderness after 1 hour by piercing a beet with a fork. Open the foil, and allow the beets to cool until they can be handled; peel, and slice.
  4. Lay out the spinach leaves on an attractive oblong-shaped serving platter. Sprinkle pieces of tomato and avocado over the spinach leaves, and top with chopped red onion. Lay the sliced warm beets over the salad, and top with crumbled feta cheese.
  5. Whisk together balsamic vinegar, 1/2 cup of olive oil, and Dijon mustard until smooth; pour over the salad to serve.

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Nutritional Information

My Favorite Beet Salad

Servings Per Recipe: 8
Calories: 413.1
% Daily Value *
protein: 14 %
carbohydrates: 9 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 39 %
sugars:
fat: 49 %
saturated fat: 31 %
cholesterol: 4 %
vitamin a iu: 62 %
niacin equivalents: 27 %
vitamin b6: 25 %
vitamin c: 44 %
folate: 77 %
calcium: 14 %
iron: 16 %
magnesium: 31 %
potassium: 31 %
sodium: 16 %
thiamin: 17 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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