Roast Beef, Beet, and Arugula Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

  • Kristina6674 Posted: 05/15/11
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    This salad definitely has potential but next time, I'll make a couple of changes. Loved the textures, but the flavors were a little dull while at the same time, they seemed a little unbalanced. The orange zest and mustard added a certain bitterness to the salad that overpowered the subtle flavors of the beets and the roast beef. I'll either reduce the amount or eliminate the zest altogether. Grilled steak, flavored with a spicy rub, would probably work really well in this salad and add a nice kick. I might also try pickled beets to balance things a little more. All in all, a nice salad and I will make again with fresh beets from the garden.

  • lisawrites Posted: 09/16/12
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    My family liked this. I doubled the recipe and used 1/2 lb of marinated, grilled steak sliced thinly in place of deli roast beef. I also used slivered almonds instead of pine nuts. I'd make this again for a light dinner.

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