4

Beet, Blue Cheese and Toasted Walnut Salad

Total Time
19 min
Prep
19 min
Cook
0 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
If you're in a hurry, toss the orange juice and beet mixture with the lettuce before dividing it among individual plates.
Ingredients

unsweetened orange juice

¼ cup(s)

balsamic vinegar

3 Tbsp

olive oil

1 Tbsp

Dijon mustard

1 tsp

chives

2 Tbsp, chopped

table salt

½ tsp

black pepper

½ tsp, freshly ground

canned beets without added salt

14½ oz, sliced (about 11⁄2 cups)

lettuce

4 cup(s), chopped, red leaf, torn

blue cheese

2 Tbsp, crumbled

chopped walnuts

¼ cup(s), toasted

Instructions

  1. Combine first 7 ingredients in a small bowl; stir well with a whisk. Add beets; toss well. Cover and chill 2 hours.
  2. Arrange lettuce evenly on individual plates. Spoon beet mixture evenly over lettuce, using a slotted spoon. Reserve remaining orange juice mixture.
  3. Sprinkle blue cheese and walnuts evenly over beet mixture. Drizzle reserved orange juice mixture evenly over each salad. Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 cup lettuce, about 1⁄3 cup beets, 11⁄2 teaspoons cheese and 2 tablespoons orange juice mixture).

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