This magnificent magenta salad is filled with the tartness of ruby red grapefruit and the earthiness of beets, and it tastes as good as it looks.
Roasted Beet and Citrus Salad
Calories170 Per Serving
Protein3g Per Serving
Fiber3g Per Serving
|Total Fat||7.5 g|
|Saturated Fat||0.5 g|
|Trans Fat||0.0 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat||2.0 g|
|Monounsaturated Fat||4.5 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||26 g|
|Dietary Fiber||3 g|
1 1/2 fruit, 1 vegetable, 1 1/2 fat
3 medium beets, peeled, ends trimmed, diced into 1-inch pieces (about 4 cups)
1 tablespoon canola or corn oil and 1 tablespoon canola or corn oil, divided use
2 tightly packed cups spinach
2 cups ruby red grapefruit segments, canned in water, drained
1 cup mandarin orange segments, canned in water, drained
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon chopped red onion
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1/8 teaspoon salt
Preheat the oven to 400˚F. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil. Lightly spray the foil with cooking spray.
Place the beets on the baking sheet. Drizzle 1 tablespoon oil over the beets. Roast for 45 to 55 minutes, or until the beets are softened (can easily be pierced with the tip of a sharp knife).
Place the spinach in a serving bowl or on a large platter. Top with the grapefruit and mandarin oranges. Sprinkle with the parsley and onion.
In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, salt, and remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Pour the dressing over the salad. Using tongs, gently toss to coat.
Spoon the roasted beets over the salad.
Cooking Tip: To slow cook beets, wrap each beet in aluminum foil. Arrange the beets in a single layer in the slow cooker. Cook, covered, on high for 4 to 5 hours, or until the beets are tender when pierced with the tip of a sharp knife. When the beets are done cooking and are cool enough to handle, trim, peel, and chop them.
Keep it Healthy: Grapefruit can interact with a number of medications, including many heart medicines. Be sure to check with your doctor or pharmacist it you take any medication. If necessary, omit the grapefruit. Instead use 1 15-ounce can mandarin orange segments, canned in water and drained, or 1 20-ounce can pineapple chunks packed in their own juice.
Tip: It's best to wear disposable kitchen gloves when peeling and dicing raw beets. Or, peel beets under running water. Both will help you avoid having the beet juice stain your hands.