Salad Spree: Beet Orange Stack-Ups

Beet Orange Salad

Welcome back to the month of May’s Salad Spree!  Each week we are highlighting a new salad to add to our salad arsenal. This week’s salad is my answer to two questions I’ve heard more than once: 1. What do I do with the beets in my weekly CSA box? 2. What’s the best way to introduce my kids to beets? My answer is the Beet Orange Stack-Up. Easy, beautiful, pretty quick and full of orange sweetness to balance the earthiness of the beets.

Recipe: Beet Orange Stack-Ups

Ingredients

  • 2-3 small Beets or 1-2 bigger Beets
  • 2 Oranges
  • 1T Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • pinch of Salt
  • crank or two of Ground Pepper
  • 1-2T finely chopped Parsley

Instructions

  1. Prep beets by chopping off greens and tails.
  2. Bring saucepan full of water to a boil. Add beets and cook at a high simmer/low boil until you can poke a fork into the center of the beet.
  3. Meanwhile, cut two 1/2 inch rounds out of the center of each orange (4 slices total). Peel and set aside.
  4. In the blender combine the remainder of the oranges (no peel), EVOO, salt and pepper and blend to a smooth sauce.
  5. When beets are ready, peel skin off using a spoon (it should come off very easily) and slice into 1/4 inch rounds. Note: You can also dice the beets into small cubes for a more kid-friendly version.
  6. Stack-up the salad starting with the orange slice as the base, then beet slices and finishing with a few spoonfuls of the orange sauce. Note: Kids love the sauce, use more if you are introducing beets for the first time to make the salad sweeter.
  7. Top with the parsley and a last pinch of salt and pepper if desired.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time: 15 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 4

Now this salad will put color on your plate! Enjoy!

This post is linked to Sunday School at Butter Believer!

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