A Colourful Beet Salad with Yogurt Poppy Seed Dressing

Jewel tones of purple, orange and green blend together to create this easy yet elegant summer salad.

 

beet salad recipePhoto Credit: Yvonne Duivenvoorden
Beet and Orange Salad
Beet and Orange Salad
Servings Prep Time
6Servings 30Minutes
Servings Prep Time
6Servings 30Minutes
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Place beets in a large saucepan with enough cold water to cover by 1 inch (2.5 cm). Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce heat to medium-low, partially cover and cook beets until tender, 20 to 30 minutes. Drain and let cool. Peel and trim beets; cut crosswise into ¼-inch (5 mm) thick slices.
  2. Cut peel and pith off oranges; thinly slice crosswise into ½-inch (1 cm) rounds, removing any seeds.
Poppy Seed Dressing
  1. In a bowl, whisk yogurt, oil, vinegar, honey and poppy seeds; add salt and pepper to taste. Arrange overlapping sliced beets and oranges on a platter. Drizzle with dressing; sprinkle with mint and pistachios.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition facts per serving:  171 calories, 4 g protein, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 24 g carbohydrates (5 g fibre), 1 mg cholesterol, 132 mg sodium.

Original recipe was published in Best Health's May 2015 issue.