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Roasted Beets and Greens with Spicy Orange Vinaigrette

Makes: 8 servings
Prep 25 mins Roast 400°F 40 mins
Roasted Beets and Greens with Spicy Orange Vinaigrette
Ingredients
  • 1  teaspoon  finely shredded orange peel
  • 1/4  cup  orange juice
  • 3  tablespoons  red wine vinegar
  • 4  cloves  garlic, minced
  • 1  green onion, finely chopped
  • 1  teaspoon  ground cinnamon
  • 1/2  teaspoon  sea salt or salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon  cayenne pepper or paprika
  • 1/2  cup  extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2  pounds  baby beets, trimmed and roasted*
  • 1  head  red leaf lettuce or leaf lettuce, torn (8 cups)
  • 3 - 4  small  blood oranges, and/or oranges, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2  cup  dried cranberries
Directions

1. For the Spicy Orange Vinaigrette, in bowl combine orange peel, orange juice, vinegar, garlic, green onion, cinnamon, salt, and cayenne pepper. Gradually whisk in olive oil.

2. In salad bowl combine beets, lettuce, and orange slices. Toss with some of the Spicy Orange Vinaigrette; pass remaining. Serve with dried cranberries. Makes 8 servings.

From the Test Kitchen*Roasted Beets:
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Scrub beets; cut in halves or wedges. Place in 3-quart rectangular baking dish. Drizzle beets with 3 tablespoons olive oil. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon each salt and black pepper. Toss lightly to coat. Cover dish with foil. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until tender. Cool before assembling salad
Nutrition Facts (Roasted Beets and Greens with Spicy Orange Vinaigrette)
  • Servings Per Recipe 8,
  • cal. (kcal) 180,
  • Fat, total (g) 14,
  • chol. (mg) 0,
  • sat. fat (g) 2,
  • carb. (g) 14,
  • Monounsaturated fat (g) 10,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 3,
  • sugar (g) 9,
  • pro. (g) 2,
  • vit. A (IU) 2235,
  • vit. C (mg) 34,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 0,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 93,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 153,
  • Potassium (mg) 358,
  • calcium (mg) 50,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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