Roasted Beet and Arugula Salad with Walnut Dressing

Roasted Beet and Arugula Salad with Walnut Dressing Author: Canadian Living Credits: Roasted Beet and Arugula Salad with Walnut Dressing

Classic and colourful, this is a striking salad both in looks and flavour.

  • Portion size 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lb beets (6-8)
  • 4 cloves garlic sliced
  • 1 fresh rosemary
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 cups arugula
  • 1 cup toasted walnut coarsely chopped
Walnut Vinaigrette:
  • 1/3 cup walnut oil
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 shallot minced
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pinch granulated sugar

Method

Cut beet greens to leave 1-inch (2.5 cm) attached; leave tails. Place on 20-inch (50 cm) piece of foil. Sprinkle with garlic, rosemary, oil, salt and pepper; fold and seal edges to form packet. Roast on baking sheet in 400°F (200°C) oven for about 1-1/2 hours or until fork-tender. Let cool enough to handle.

Peel and trim beets; cut into 1-inch (2.5 cm) thick wedges. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours; serve at room temperature.)

Walnut Vinaigrette: In large bowl, whisk together oil, shallot, vinegar, mustard, salt, pepper and sugar. Transfer 2 tbsp (25 mL) to separate bowl; add beets and toss to coat.

Add arugula to remaining vinaigrette; toss to coat. Divide among plates; top with beets. Sprinkle with walnuts.

Kary's Tip: You can roast the beets in foil or in a covered baking dish. For a real treat, add a sprinkle of crumbled goat cheese.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 266 mg
  • Protein 3 g
  • Calories 254.0
  • Total fat 24 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total carbohydrate 10 g

%RDI

  • Iron 8.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 30.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 3.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 1.0
  • Vitamin C 5.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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