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Baby Beet Greens with Spicy Mediterranean Vinaigrette

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From EatingWell:  March/April 2009

This unusual salad ties together earthy greens, sweet-tart cranberries, smoky cheese and crunchy croutons with a spicy-sweet dressing. Baby chard and beet greens have bright-colored ribs and veins, which give this salad a beautiful look.

4 servings, about 1 cup each | Active Time: 35 minutes | Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients

Vinaigrette

Croutons

Salad

Preparation

  1. To prepare vinaigrette: Heat mustard seeds, coriander and cumin in a small dry skillet over medium heat until fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Add carrot juice and simmer over medium heat until reduced by half, about 3 minutes.
  2. Place raisins in a blender and add the hot juice. Let stand for 5 minutes to plump the raisins. Then add vinegar, cilantro, yogurt, honey, crushed red pepper, 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper and blend until combined. Pour in 1/4 cup oil and blend until smooth, about 1 minute.
  3. To prepare croutons: Preheat oven to 375°F.
  4. Toss bread and 1 tablespoon oil in a medium bowl until well combined. Spread in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Bake, stirring once, until golden and crisp, 12 to 15 minutes.
  5. To prepare salad: Season a wooden salad bowl by rubbing with garlic and pinch of salt. Chop the garlic and add to the bowl along with greens. Pour 1/4 cup of the vinaigrette over the greens. (Cover and refrigerate the remaining 1/2 cup vinaigrette for up to 3 days.) Sprinkle the salad with cranberries, cheese and the croutons; toss and serve.

Nutrition

Per serving : 183 Calories; 11 g Fat; 2 g Sat; 7 g Mono; 5 mg Cholesterol; 19 g Carbohydrates; 4 g Protein; 2 g Fiber; 242 mg Sodium; 173 mg Potassium

1 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fruit, 2 fat

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