Beet Salad with Lemon Dressing Recipe

Beet Salad with Lemon Dressing Recipe
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Beet Salad with Lemon Dressing Recipe

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I was looking for a recipe for pickled beets and saw one with lemon instead of vinegar. I immediately thought of making a tabbouleh-inspired salad with beets instead of tomatoes. —Ann Sheehy, Lawrence, Massachusetts
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours

Ingredients

  • 3 medium fresh beets (about 1 pound)
  • 1 cup finely chopped English cucumber
  • 6 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrot
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet yellow or red pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped radish
  • 3/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • DRESSING:
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

Preheat oven to 400°. Scrub beets and trim tops. Wrap beets in foil; place on a baking sheet. Bake until tender, 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours. Cool slightly. Peel beets and cut into cubes.
Place remaining vegetables and parsley in a large bowl. Whisk together dressing ingredients; toss with cucumber mixture. Gently stir in beets. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Beet Salad with Lemon Dressing in Healthy Cooking Annual Recipes Annual 2017, p45

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup: 116 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 173mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 vegetable.

  • 3 medium fresh beets (about 1 pound)
  • 1 cup finely chopped English cucumber
  • 6 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrot
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet yellow or red pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped radish
  • 3/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • DRESSING:
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Scrub beets and trim tops. Wrap beets in foil; place on a baking sheet. Bake until tender, 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours. Cool slightly. Peel beets and cut into cubes.
  2. Place remaining vegetables and parsley in a large bowl. Whisk together dressing ingredients; toss with cucumber mixture. Gently stir in beets. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Beet Salad with Lemon Dressing in Healthy Cooking Annual Recipes Annual 2017, p45

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