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, trimmed, peeled, and diced into 1-inch chunks (about 4 cups)
1 tablespoon canola or corn oil and 1 tablespoon canola or corn oil, divided use
2 cups packed spinach leaves
2 cups canned ruby red grapefruit segments packed in water or their own juice, drained
1 15-ounce can mandarin orange segments packed in water or their own juice, drained
2 tablespoons chopped 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 coat the foil with cooking spray.
Put the beets on the baking sheet. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon oil. Roast for 45 to 55 minutes, or until the beets are tender when pierced with a fork.
When the beets are almost done, place the spinach in a serving bowl or on a large platter. Top with the grapefruit and orange segments. Sprinkle with the parsley and red onion.
In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining 1 tablespoon oil, vinegar, and salt. Pour over the salad, tossing to coat. Top with the beets.
Cooking Tip: To cook beets in a slow cooker, 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 a fork. 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. Use an additional 15-ounce can mandarin orange segments or 1 20-ounce can pineapple chunks packed in their own juice to replace the grapefruit if desired.
Tip: Peel beets under running water to prevent the beet juice from staining your hands or wear disposable plastic gloves.
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