This Beets Salad With Shallot Mandarin Vinaigrette is a simple and easy recipe that is perfect for anyone who wants to enjoy beets’ taste and nutritional benefits. Made with roasted beets, sautéed beet greens, and a sweet and tangy mandarin vinaigrette dressing, this salad is healthy and delicious. Try it out and make it a staple in your recipe collection!
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A beet salad is an excellent option for those who want to savor beets’ distinct taste and consistency. This Beet Salad With Shallot Mandarin Vinaigrette is a great way to do that. Not only does it feature roasted beets and caramelized shallots, but it also incorporates the flavorful and silky beet greens for a well-rounded dish. Using the whole beet plant is not only delicious, but it’s also a great way to reduce food waste. Topped with a sweet and tangy mandarin vinaigrette dressing,
This healthy and delicious salad will become a staple in your recipe collection. Beets are one of my favorite vegetables because they are delicious and incredibly good for you. They are high in fiber and water content, which promotes healthy digestion and can help lower blood pressure. Plus, beets contain essential nutrients such as protein, beta-carotene, and calcium.
Preparing Beets: Tips and Techniques for Delicious Results:
- Roasting: Roasting beets in the oven is a popular method. It brings out their natural sweetness and intensifies their flavor. Roasting time depends on the size of the beets, and they can be checked for doneness by poking them with a fork. Cut larger beets in half to speed up the cooking process.
- Boiling: Boiling beets is another option. This method is quicker than roasting but can result in slightly less flavor. Boil the beets in a pot of water until they are tender. Check for doneness with a fork.
- Steaming: Steaming beets is a healthy and quick way to cook them. Place the beets in a steamer basket and steam for about 30 minutes or until tender. Steaming helps to retain more of their nutrients than other cooking methods.
- Raw: Beets can also be eaten raw. Raw beets are crispy and have a slightly earthy flavor. They can be grated and added to salads or made into a slaw.
When preparing beets for this salad recipe, it’s best to roast them. If you are using two different colors of beets, it’s a good idea to roast them separately to prevent one color from bleeding onto the other.
Pairing Suggestions for Beet Salad with Shallot Mandarin Vinaigrette
There are many ways to enjoy this delicious beet and shallot salad. It makes a fantastic side dish for any protein, such as oven-roasted chicken breast or drumsticks, lamb chops, or even grilled fish. The sweetness of the roasted beets and the savory caramelized shallots complement the meat’s richness, making for a delightful pairing.
If you’re a fan of beets, another recipe worth trying is our Roasted beet and burrata salad. It’s a creamy, tangy, and sweet salad that pairs perfectly with the earthy flavors of the beets. The creamy texture of the burrata cheese and the crunch of the walnuts make this salad a favorite among many. So, whether you serve this salad as a side or make the beet salad with burrata cheese as the main dish, you can surely have a delicious and healthy meal.
Cut the beets and separate them from their greens. Peel the beets and cut them into halves.
Toss the beets in 1 tablespoon of olive oil, salt, and pepper. Roast them in the preheated oven for about 30 minutes.
Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a medium-sized skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sliced shallots and sauté them for about a minute.
Add the minced garlic and sauté for another 30 seconds.
Add the beet greens, red pepper flakes, and some salt to the skillet. Cook the vegetables for about 3 minutes.
Toss the roasted beets and the sautéed greens in a bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of mandarin vinaigrette salad dressing and toss the ingredients together.
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Enjoy this Beets Salad With Shallot Mandarin Vinaigrette for a healthy and delicious meal. This salad is a well-rounded dish perfect for any occasion, featuring roasted beets, caramelized shallots, and flavorful beet greens. Top it off with a sweet and tangy mandarin vinaigrette dressing for a burst of flavor in every bite.
|8 medium-size beets with their greens|
|2 tablespoons olive oil|
|2 shallots (sliced thin)|
|2 garlic cloves (minced)|
|1 teaspoon red pepper flakes|
|2 tablespoons goat cheese ( about 1 oz )|
|salt and pepper to taste|
|½ cup champagne vinegar|
|2 tablespoons honey|
|¼ cup mandarin diced and the zest pits removed|
|2 tablespoons finely chopped mint|
|¾ cup of avocado oil or grapeseed oil|
|1 tablespoon Dijon mustard|
|Salt and pepper to taste|
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