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Citrus Beet Salad

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cook Time: 30 min.
Total: 45 min.
Kris Mullen
This hearty nutrient-packed winter salad with beets and grapefruit is the perfect antidote to an "empty calorie" binge.

Ingredients

  • 5 medium beets, stems removed
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 grapefruit, peeled
  • 1 cup sprouts
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup goat cheese, crumbled

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375F.
  • Wash beets and pat dry. Place beets on a sheet of aluminum foil and drizzle with olive oil. Fold foil around the beets to create a sealed pouch. Place the pouch on a cookie sheet and bake until beets are tender. Cooking time varies on the size of the beets. After 30 minutes, pierce the beets with a fork. If they are still hard, return to the oven and test them every 15 minutes until they are tender.
  • Remove from oven and stand until they are cool enough to handle. Use your hands to peel away the skin. Slice into bite size wedges and drizzle with balsamic vinegar.
  • Line the bottom of a large bowl with sprouts and top with beets and grapefruit. Sprinkle with pumpkin seeds and goat cheese.
  • Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 164
  Calories from Fat 65 (40%)
(11%)Total Fat 7g
(14%)Saturated Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
(2%)Cholesterol 7mg
(7%)Sodium 157mg
(14%)Potassium 497mg
Total Carbohydrate 20g
(17%)Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 12g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(13%)Protein 6g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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