Hands-on Time
22 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 45 Mins
Yield
Serves 6
Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Claire Spollen

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°.

Step 2

Place red beets, 1/4 cup water, a dash of salt, 3 thyme sprigs, and 1 rosemary sprig in an 11 x 7-inch glass baking dish; cover with foil. Repeat procedure with gold beets, remaining 1/4 cup water, dash of salt, 3 thyme sprigs, and 1 rosemary sprig. Roast at 375° for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until a knife inserted into center of a beet meets little resistance. Remove from oven; uncover. Let stand until cool enough to handle; rub skins from beets with a kitchen towel. Discard skins.

Step 3

Coat leek with cooking spray. Place leek, cut side down, on a foil-lined baking sheet. Roast at 375° for 25 minutes or until very tender. Cool slightly. Combine leek, orange rind, and next 7 ingredients (through 1/8 teaspoon salt) in a blender. Process until smooth.

Step 4

Place beets in a large bowl with half of vinaigrette; toss to combine. Add salad mix and remaining vinaigrette; toss gently to coat. Place 1 2/3 cups salad on each of 6 plates. Top each serving with 1 1/2 teaspoons yogurt; sprinkle each with 1/2 teaspoon sunflower seeds.

Chef's Notes

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