Bring your salad game to a new level with this sweet, salty, and crunchy salad combo! Made with beets, oranges, feta, and mint, this delicious dish offers a fresh take on a classic combination and adds a healthy dose of color to the table.
It’s citrus season in America, once again. Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve watched summer berries and stone fruit slowly disappear from the supermarket and citrus, apples and pears take their place. I always feel a little sad to see fresh bluebs leave the shelves, however, I’m excited to embrace Autumn produce.
There’s something wonderful and underappreciated about the versatility of citrus, especially oranges. They add a sweet and acidic pep to any salad, come in an array of colors, and are affordable and abundant. Oranges are also full of vitamin C and a decent source of fiber to help fight off cold-weather bugs, and keep your digestive system healthy. (Get the full rundown on cold-fighting foods here).
Last week I picked up navel and blood oranges from the supermarket and, threw together this delicious beet and orange salad. Fresh mint and juicy orange segments cut through the earthiness of the beets, and greens to create a balanced, flavorful mix. Feta brings saltiness, and almonds add crunch to round out this easy, healthy recipe. Enjoy!
Beet, Orange, and Feta Salad with Yogurt Mint Dressing
3-4 cups baby greens
2 tbsp red onion
1 cup cooked beets (I used these ones)
¼ cup feta
2 tbsp almonds
⅔ cup plain, low-fat Greek yogurt
4 tsp lemon juice
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp fresh mint
2 tsp honey
¼ tsp salt
Arrange the baby greens on a platter or in a salad bowl.
Thinly slice the red onion, and scatter over the greens.
Peel the orange, removing all the white pith. Cut the orange into segments, and scatter over the greens and, red onion.
Slice the beets into wedges roughly the same thickness as the orange segments. Add the beets to the salad.
Crumble the feta over the salad.
Roughly chop the almonds, and add them to the rest of the salad ingredients.
Finely chop the fresh mint.
In a small bowl, whisk together the mint, lemon juice, olive oil, honey and, salt. Drizzle the dressing mixture over the salad (you might not need all of it). Enjoy!
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