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Harvest Green Salad

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling

Makes

6 servings

I get rave reviews with this autumn salad. Guests say that it fills them up without weighing them down. Preparing the beets, sweet potatoes and salad dressing a day early allows me more time with guests. -Beth Royals of Richmond, Virginia
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Ingredients

  • 3 whole medium fresh beets
  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and cubed
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat balsamic vinaigrette
  • 2 tablespoons jellied cranberry sauce
  • 1 package (5 ounces) spring mix salad greens
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 4 ounces crumbled Gorgonzola cheese

Directions

  1. Wash beets; trim stem and leave root intact. Wrap beets in aluminum foil. Place on a baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 1 hour or until tender. Remove foil and cool.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the sweet potato and water. Cover and microwave on high for 4-5 minutes or until tender. Cool.
  3. In a blender, combine vinaigrette and cranberry sauce; cover and process until smooth. Peel beets and cut into slices.
  4. On six salad plates, arrange the greens, beets and sweet potatoes. Sprinkle with cranberries and cheese. Drizzle with dressing.
Editor's Note: Use plastic gloves when peeling beets to avoid stains.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/8 cups: 187 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 438mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat, 1/2 fruit.

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