Citrus Beet Salad

Beets and Oranges

Coming back from vacation and rolling right into Memorial Day, I needed to stop the madness. We were in D.C. and oh my(!), does that city have the restaurants! We never had a bad meal and enjoyed the diversity in the cuisines. Add to that – the ribs and hot dogs of Memorial Day weekend – it was time to stop!

This is a recreation of a delicious salad I had in D.C. – I loved the salt of the pistachios combined with the sweetness of the oranges and beets. A sprinkle of blue cheese adds depth to the flavors.


I made a simple orange vinaigrette dressing to top everything off….

Citrus Beet Salad

Tonight we’re having it with chicken…and hopefully, all is forgiven!

Citrus Beet Salad
Recipe type: Salads
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A bright, summery salad to have with your favorite protein.
  • 3 medium size beets
  • thinly sliced red onion
  • salted pistachios
  • baby greens
  • crumbled blue cheese
  • orange segments
  • 2 tbs. fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbs. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbs. honey
  • 2 tbs. extra virgin olive oil
  1. Cook beets in water until soft. Peel and slice when cooled.
  2. Place baby greens on a plate - topping with other ingredients.
  3. Drizzle with Citrus Vinaigrette dressing.


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