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Spinach Beet Salad

 Spinach Beet Salad
A healthy and colorful combination of beets, spinach, orange and apples. Tossing with a vinaigrette keeps this salad figure-friendly. —Darleen Brenden, Salem, Oregon
4 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min. + cooling


  • 6 small fresh beets (about 1-1/2 pounds)
  • 4 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 2 medium tart apples, peeled and sliced
  • 1 medium orange, sectioned
  • 3 tablespoons raspberry hazelnut vinaigrette
  • 2 tablespoons chopped hazelnuts, toasted


  • Scrub beets and trim tops to 1 in. Place in a Dutch oven and cover
  • with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30-60
  • minutes or until tender. Remove from the water; cool. Peel beets and
  • cut into 1-in. wedges.
  • Divide spinach among four plates. Top with apples, orange and beets.
  • Drizzle with vinaigrette; sprinkle with hazelnuts. Yield: 4
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 175 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 252 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.