Crunchy Carrot-Beet Salad



Makes 6 to 8 servings
Total time: 20 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Total: 20 Minutes


1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 shallot, minced
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
Salt and pepper to taste
2 medium-size peeled beets
2 large carrots
1 (5-oz.) package fresh arugula
1 cup loosely packed fresh parsley leaves


1. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake walnuts in a single layer in a shallow pan 7 to 9 minutes or until toasted and fragrant, stirring halfway through.

2. Meanwhile, whisk together olive oil and next 4 ingredients; season with salt and pepper to taste.

3. Cut beets and carrots into thin slices, using a mandoline or sharp knife. To prevent hands from being stained, hold beets with a paper towel or wear rubber gloves while slicing. Toss arugula with a small amount of vinaigrette. Arrange arugula on a serving platter. Toss beets, carrots, and parsley with desired amount of vinaigrette. Top arugula with beet mixture; sprinkle with walnuts and salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately with any remaining vinaigrette.

September 2010
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