Tested till perfect Roasted Beet and Arugula Salad with Walnut Dressing
Roasted Beet and Arugula Salad with Walnut Dressing
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Roasted Beet and Arugula Salad with Walnut Dressing

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

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: December 2007

Recipe5 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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  • Portion size 8


  • 1-1/2 lb 1-1/2lbbeetbeets, (6-8)
  • 4 4cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 1sprig fresh rosemary
  • 3 tbsp 3tbspextra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspsalt
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tsppepper
  • 8 cups 8cupsarugula
  • 1 cup 1cuptoasted walnutwalnuts, coarsely chopped

Walnut Vinaigrette

  • 1/3 cup 1/3cupwalnut oil or extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1small shallotshallots, minced
  • 3 tbsp 3tbspcider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspdry mustard
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspsalt
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tsppepper
  • 1 Pinch 1Pinchgranulated sugar
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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 Information Per serving: about

cal 254 pro 3g total fat 24g sat. fat 2g
carb 10g fibre 2g chol 0mg sodium 266mg

% RDI:

calcium 3 iron 8 vit A 1 vit C 5
folate 30
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