By Mayo Clinic Staff

Dietitian's tip:

You can steam or boil beets, but roasting them is best for bringing out their earthy flavor.

Number of servings

Serves 4
  1. Low Sodium
  2. Low Fat
  3. Healthy carb


  1. 2 bunches baby beets with greens
  2. 2 ribs celery (1/2 cup)
  3. 1/4 head Napa cabbage (1 1/2 cups)
  4. 1 small yellow onion (1/2 cup)
  5. 2 oranges (1 tablespoon zest, 1 cup orange flesh)
  6. 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  7. Black pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 400 F. Cut greens off of beets, rinse under cold running water, drain well and reserve.

Wash beets. Drizzle a bit of olive oil onto your hands and rub beets to coat them lightly. Wrap beets in aluminum foil and bake for about 45 minutes or until tender. Cool until you can handle and then pull off the outer skin. Slice and set aside.

Cut beet greens into strips and place in mixing bowl. Chop celery, cabbage and onion, and add to bowl. Zest and juice 1 orange. Peel the other orange and cut into thin slices. Add slices to bowl. Drizzle mixture with olive oil. Season with black pepper and toss to combine. Arrange salad and beets on chilled plates and serve.

Nutritional analysis per serving

Serving size: About 2 cups

  • Total carbohydrate 13 g
  • Dietary fiber 4 g
  • Sodium 83 mg
  • Saturated fat trace
  • Total fat 2 g
  • Trans fat 0 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Protein 2 g
  • Monounsaturated fat 1 g
  • Calories 78
  • Added sugars 0 g

Created by the chefs at Mayo Clinic's Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center.

March 01, 2013