Beet Bliss

5 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine February/March 2006

This healthy and pretty beet salad recipe is dressed with a tangy-sweet maple-mustard vinaigrette. Use the leftover dressing for any salad later in the week.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • Maple-Mustard Vinaigrette
  • 1/2 cup walnut or canola oil
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • Beet Salad
  • 6 cups baby spinach
  • 1 cup quartered cooked beets
  • 1/2 cup Maple-Mustard Vinaigrette
  • 2 tablespoons chopped toasted pecans
  • 2 ounces crumbled goat cheese

Preparation

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  1. To prepare the vinaigrette: Whisk oil, maple syrup, vinegar, mustard, soy sauce, salt and pepper in a small bowl.
  2. To prepare the salad: Toss spinach, beets and 1/2 cup of the Maple-Mustard Vinaigrette in a salad bowl. Top with pecans and goat cheese. (Refrigerate leftover vinaigrette.)
  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate Maple-Mustard Vinaigrette for up to 3 days.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: about 1 cup
  • Per serving: 224 calories; 17 g fat(3 g sat); 3 g fiber; 14 g carbohydrates; 6 g protein; 36 mcg folate; 7 mg cholesterol; 9 g sugars; 5 g added sugars; 5664 IU vitamin A; 26 mg vitamin C; 121 mg calcium; 4 mg iron; 448 mg sodium; 181 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (29% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: 1/2 carbohydrate, 1 vegetable, 3 fat

Reviews 5

May 05, 2011
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By: thehoglunds
wonderful This was an amazing salad, with a wonderfully complex mix of flavors. Even my husband, who isn't always crazy about beets, really loved this salad! I will definitely be making this again. Pros: beets!
July 05, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
This is one of my favorite salads and I often use the dressing for other salads as well. It's so good and so easy.
July 01, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
Mmmm, all my favorite things in one salad. I used hazelnuts and gorgonzola instead of pecans and goat cheese - fantastic! The dressing is perfect - made it lower-fat per the reviewer's instructions. I'll be making this again and again.
March 21, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
Always get compliments when I serve this salad. It is wonderful!
January 16, 2010
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By: bethramage
This salad is delicious!