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Monday, June 11, 2012

Phrase Foul-Up Farmer's Market Salad with Beets and Orange Vinaigrette

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Phrase Foul-Up Farmer's Market Salad with Beets and Orange Vinaigrette


You can't go wrong with this flavorful salad.


6 cups assorted greens
2 cups arugula leaves
2 red beets, cooked, sliced
2 yellow beets, cooked, sliced (see note)
1/2 cup red onion wedges
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese

  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. orange juice
  • 1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp. orange zest
  • 1/4 tsp. each salt and pepper

Mix greens and arugula; place on serving platter.

Arrange beets and onion wedges over greens.  Sprinkle with cheese.

Whisk together remaining ingredients; drizzle over salad.

Note:
I found all of the salad ingredients at my local farmer's market, grown in Woodstock, IL.  I used Maytag blue cheese (my favorite) produced in Iowa.  Don't be surprised if this salad surfaces again as the All-American!

To cook beets, trim greens and boil 20 to 30 minutes or until fork tender.

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