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closeup view of orange juice dressing being poured on beet and orange salad

Recipe for beet salad with oranges

This beet salad recipe can be quickly prepared in 20 minutes with shredded beets that soak up the orange juice dressing to give you a perfectly balanced yummy salad.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine International
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • Beetroot 1 pound/450 gms
  • 2 oranges
  • 1/4 cup almonds toasted and halved
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves

orange dressing

  • 3 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil extra virgin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt
  • pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Peel and shred the beets in a food processor or grater. Place them in a wide pan and cook on medium-low heat. The beets will leave out moisture and cook in its own juices. Keep stirring until all the juices evaporate. Remove from heat and let it cool.
  • Peel and segment the oranges, carefully removing the membranes. Add the cooked and cooled beets, toasted almond halves and mint leaves.
  • Whisk together all ingredients for the dressing until well blended.
  • Drizzle 2/3 of the dressing on the salad and toss everything together. Taste and add more dressing as required, just before serving.

Notes

Storage: Store the leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Keeps well for up to 2 days.
Make Ahead: The dressing can be made upto 4 days in advance and stored in a separate jar. The salad can be prepared 2 days in advance. 
Substitutions: Walnuts can be substituted for almonds. Feta cheese can be added for a non-vegan option.
Serving suggestions: Serve this beet salad with quick and easy tofu, oven baked chicken drumsticks or garlic butter salmon.
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