Beef And Beet Mixed Salad With Orange Vinaigrette Dressing

Fresh salads are a welcome meal when the weather starts getting warmer. But just because we’re eating lighter, doesn’t mean it can’t be a filling meal, as well. The next time you have some leftover roast beef, give this fresh, flavorful, and healthy meal a try.  And talk about healthy!  Beets are a great ‘super food’ loaded with nutrients… and so frugal.

  • 3 small beets, greens cut off, bulbs scrubbed and left whole
  • 8 cups fresh mixed salad greens
  • Orange Vinaigrette Dressing (recipe follows)
  • 4 ounces (more or less) of cooked roast beef, cut into strips
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta or goat cheese
  • 2 Tbsp pine nuts, toasted*

Fill a saucepan with water and bring to a boil, then drop in prepared beets and cook until JUST fork tender, not soft.
Drain and cool, then peel and cut into thin wedges.
In a large salad bowl, pour a little of the Orange Vinaigrette, add the salad greens and toss to coat well; taste and add more vinaigrette until coated as you like.
Add the beet wedges, and toss to coat.
Put the dressed greens and beets on salad plates, then top each with the beef,  cheese, and pine nuts evenly dividing on each plate.
Drizzle a little more Orange Vinaigrette over the top if desired.

Orange Vinaigrette – make this anytime and store in refrigerator for 1 to 2 weeks.

  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Put all the ingredients in a jar with a tight lid, close and shake until well combined. Refrigerate any leftover and shake well each time before using.

*To toast pine nuts – put in a dry skillet over low heat and shake, heating until just fragrant, about 1 minute or less.

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