Citrus Beet Salad

citrus beet salad

Ummm I’ve been going a little overboard on the juicing lately…..

I’ve been stock piling fruits & veggies in my house!

This is what my counter looked like a few days ago-via my cameraphone.

I am totally crazy huh? This doesn’t account for the stuff that’s already in the fridge!

Since I have a surplus of veggies, I decided to make a Citrus Beet Salad for dinner tonight.

I gots to get rid of it somehow!

It’s really refreshing, sweet, tangy & delightful!  The sweetness is balanced by the tartness of the citrus.That red onion and feta give it such a sharp bite!

The best part is that it is SOOO easy.

Wanna see?

You take 4 beets, put them on parchment paper with salt & pepper (that’s 4, I cut one in half)

about to roast

You wrap them up in foil & roast them!

beet parcel

You separate lil orange segments.

segmenting

Set them aside while your beets roast.

delightful!

You chop up a small red onion.

i'm not cryin

Mix that with the lil oranges & chopped mint.

a nice mixture

Take those beets out of the oven and let them cool.

fresh from the oven!

While you wait, add some olive oil to the little mixture.

olive oil

Toss the cooled beets in; then add feta, salt & pepper.

adding in feta

And then you plate it, and jab your fork in. Shove it in your face and ENJOY!

beet it!

How easy is that?

Citrus Beet Salad

  • 4 large beets
  • 5 clementines, separated into sections
  • 1 small red onion finely chopped
  • 1 bunch mint, chopped
  • 3/4 cup crumbled feta (or goat cheese!)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt & pepper

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Wash beets,  put on parchment paper- salt & pepper them. Toss a little bit of olive oil.  Wrap the parchment  in alumminum foil -place on a cookie sheet and roast for 35-45 minutes until you can poke it easily with a knife.  Let cool.

2. Take all of the other chopped ingredients and put them in the bowl.  Add 2 tablespoons olive oil and then add the cooled beets.  Toss thoroughly and then add the feta.  Salt & pepper and then serve!   If it doesn’t have enough kick, take a fork and mash a few of the clementine segments to release some juice!

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  • Lori Andrews
    January 8, 2010

    I totally plan to make this salad tomorrow! I will link back of course

    thanks!

    -ten

  • January 8, 2010

    Yum! This looks SO good! I absolutely love beets – I could eat fresh cooked beets till I’m sick. Thanks for the idea!

  • January 8, 2010

    this sounds fantastic! it has everything i love in it. can’t wait to try it out. thanks for sharing! :)

  • Nichole
    January 9, 2010

    Beautiful photography, especially the light on the orange segments!

  • January 9, 2010

    Oh My Goodness! It looks delicious! Can’t wait to try it!

  • January 9, 2010

    Ooh that looks delicious! I’m making that tomorrow! Thanks for the inspiration.

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