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Beet Salad with Orange-Walnut Dressing

Light and refreshing, this salad goes nicely with the heavier dishes of the season. Your family and friends will also appreciate the tasty homemade dressing. —Marian Platt, Sequim, Washington
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    12 servings (about 1 cup dressing)


  • 1 pound fresh beets
  • 6 cups torn Bibb or Boston lettuce
  • 3 medium navel oranges, peeled and sectioned
  • 2 cups torn curly endive
  • 2 cups watercress
  • 2/3 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 green onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper


  • Place beets in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish; add 1 in. of water. Cover and bake at 400° for 40-45 minutes or until tender. Cool; peel and julienne.
  • In a serving bowl, combine the lettuce, oranges, endive and watercress. Add beets and walnuts.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the oil, orange juice, vinegar, onion, lemon juice, mustard, salt and pepper. Drizzle over salad; toss gently to coat.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/2 cups: 255 calories, 14g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 274mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 18g fiber), 9g protein.

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  • ngerard
    Jan 28, 2012

    This is wonderful! It makes a very colorful, sophisticated salad. All the prep work can be done ahead of time, then mix when ready to serve.