Blood Orange & Roasted Beet Salad

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Blood Orange & Roasted Beet Salad

This recipe is as delicious and fresh as it looks.  Beautiful seasonal blood oranges sliced and layered with roasted beets in an orange & thyme vinaigrette with a walnut garnish.  Blood oranges only come around in the winter.  Substitute any orange variety during a different season or if you can’t find them.

  • Author: beckie
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 Hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: International

Ingredients

  • 2 medium beets (pictured is a yellow and red)
  • 3 blood oranges, divided
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 4-6 thyme sprigs, divided
  • 2 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • pinch black pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425F.
  • Rinse and wrap the beets completely in aluminum foil so no air gets in.  Roast beets on a baking sheet ~ 1 hour or until tender when poked with a fork.  Be careful when removing aluminum foil to check – you don’t need a steam burn!
  • Remove beet skin when cool enough to handle.  If the skin is not loose enough to pull off with your hands, then use a knife or peeler to gently pull away the skin.  You may want to wear gloves to avoid staining your hands with red beet juice.  Slice beets thinly.
  • Make the vinaigrette:  Remove thyme leaves from three of the thyme sprigs.  Juice one orange in a bowl and whisk in 2 Tbsp olive oil, thyme leaves, sea salt, and pepper.
  • Remove the peel of the two remaining oranges with a knife.  Slice thinly.
  • Arrange beets & oranges on a tray or individual plates.  Drizzle with vinaigrette over the top and garnish with walnuts and extra thyme sprigs.  Add sea salt to taste.  Happy Eating!  Beckie

Notes

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  • Whisks – Set of 3, affordable and they whisk up vinaigrettes and eggs easily.
  • Baking Sheets – 12 x 18.  Used for baking and roasting nearly anything & everything.

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Keywords: Vinaigrette, Beets, Blood Orange, Orange, Low Carb, Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Whole 30, Paleo, Holidays, Thanksgiving, Christmas

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