By Mayo Clinic Staff

Dietitian's tip:

Beets contain vitamin C and folate.

Number of servings

Serves 8
  1. Healthy carb
  2. Low Sodium

Ingredients

  1. 1 small bunch beets, or enough canned beets (no salt added) to make 3 cups, drained
  2. 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  3. 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  4. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  5. 1 tablespoon water
  6. 8 cups fresh salad greens
  7. 1/4 cup chopped apple
  8. 1/4 cup chopped celery
  9. Freshly ground pepper
  10. 3 tablespoons chopped walnuts
  11. 1/4 cup gorgonzola cheese, crumbled

Directions

Steam raw beets in water in saucepan until tender. Slip off skins. Rinse to cool. Slice in 1/2-inch rounds. In a medium bowl, toss with red wine vinegar.

In a large bowl, combine balsamic vinegar, olive oil and water. Add salad greens and toss.

Put greens onto individual salad plates. Top with sliced beets, and chopped apples and celery. Sprinkle with pepper, walnuts and cheese. Serve immediately.

Nutritional analysis per serving

Serving size: 1 cup lettuce and 1/2 cup beets

  • Total carbohydrate 9 g
  • Dietary fiber 2.5 g
  • Sodium 115 mg
  • Saturated fat 1.5 g
  • Total fat 5 g
  • Trans fat 0 g
  • Cholesterol 5 mg
  • Protein 3 g
  • Monounsaturated fat 2 g
  • Calories 90
  • Added sugars 0 g
  • Total sugars 6 g
  • Potassium 294 mg

This recipe is one of 400 recipes collected in the "Fix-It and Enjoy-It! Healthy Cookbook" published by Good Books.

Nov. 12, 2021