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Beet and walnut salad

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size About 1.5 cups total (1 cup lettuce and 1/2 cup beets)
Calories 105

Amount Per Serving
Monounsaturated fat 1.5 g
Saturated fat 1.5 g
Total fat 5 g
Sodium 135 mg
Cholesterol 5 mg
Dietary fiber 3 g
Protein 3 g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4

This beautiful side salad mixes the flavors of sweet beets, savory gorgonzola and tangy vinaigrette.

Ingredients

(Serves 8)
  • 1 small bunch beets, or enough canned beets (no salt added) to make 3 cups, drained
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 8 cups fresh salad greens
  • 1/4 cup chopped apple
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 3 tablespoons chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup gorgonzola cheese, crumbled

Directions

Steam raw beets in water in saucepan until tender. Slip off skins. Rinse to cool. Slice in 1/2-inch rounds. In a medium bowl, toss with red wine vinegar.

In a large bowl, combine balsamic vinegar, olive oil and water. Add salad greens and toss.

Put greens onto individual salad plates. Top with sliced beets, and chopped apples and celery. Sprinkle with pepper, walnuts and cheese. Serve immediately.

Last Updated: May 29th, 2015