Winter Salad with Roasted Beets and Citrus Reduction Dressing

  • malorey279 Posted: 12/28/09
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    Very good and super fast. I ended up using canned beets that I roasted and the were very good. I made this for Christmas dinner and everyone who had it wanted the recipe. The dressing took a little doctoring...I added a tad more orange juice and used red onion. This is a great recipe. It is going in our collection.

  • dory92064 Posted: 01/31/10
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    Great salad -- reducing the oj makes for a 'sweeter' heavier dressing that clings to the greens better than other 'citrus dressings'. It's a great dressing. Definitely good for everyday and for company. I used all baby arugula instead of the mixed greens and added some fresh orange segments. This salad, a grilled ribeye and a nice glass of red wine made a perfect meal.

  • sarastallryan Posted: 12/10/09
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    This was a great salad! Very easy. I used all golden beets so I wouldn't stain my hands when peeling and cutting them. I admit to burning my first batch of orange juice because I forgot to watch it and had it on too high a heat. The second time I lowered the heat. It took about 15-20 minutes to reduce but there was no chance of burning. Finally I didn't use shallot as my husband hates them. Instead I finely grated a garlic clove and used that in its place.

  • Rebecca04 Posted: 12/10/09
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    This salad is so good. Very easy to prepare. It was a big hit at a ladies lunch. I forgot to buy the goat cheese, so, put in some dried cranberries instead. Very tasty. I'll do this again with the goat cheese.

  • virwms Posted: 02/26/10
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    great tasting, beautiful on the plate with the radicchio. Used all red beets, baby spinach instead of watercress. Second time added some roasted walnuts. Pine nuts would be good as well. Great dressing, a tasty and sophisticated salad.

  • SusanaRamirez Posted: 11/28/09
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    I love this easy recipe. Great way to get more people to eat beets!

  • 345LoversLane Posted: 01/10/10
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    I have prepared this recipe twice - once with just red beets and once with both red and golden. Both were excellent. To save time, I used packaged spring green mix lettuces. I have used the citrus reduction dressing on another roasted root vegetable dish and it was great.

  • iamkarat Posted: 12/12/09
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    excellent salad, i love the beets and goat cheese and the dressing was excellent and easy to make. our dinner guests loved it!

  • Pilotmom99 Posted: 04/15/10
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    I was looking for a good salad that used beets. I had leftover roasted chicken, so I cut that up and put it in the salad as well. The dressing was a hit with my family and adding the chicken made it into a nice light dinner. Definitely will use the dressing recipe again and experiment with different ingredients in the salad.

  • yankeebelle Posted: 12/25/09
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    Great! Made for Xmas Day dinner. Altered by using a bagged baby spinach/radicchio mix instead of radicchio & watercress. Also used part of one scallion instead of the shallot since that what I had on hand. Also used feta instead of goat cheese. I keep a can of frozen o.j. in the freezer and use to make orange juice when I only need a small amount like for this recipe. The flavors were wonderful, esp. the dressing which made the beet flavor esp. good. Also, when roasting the beets whole according to the recipe, the smell from the burning spray oil got to be too much so I wrapped the beets in the foil instead which sped up the cooking time a lot. Next time, will cut up the beets and roast like I did for another CL salad recipe a couple of years ago. All in all, one of the best winter special salads I've made yet from CL!

  • calamitytam Posted: 09/23/11
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    That was so good. To balance out the goat cheese a little I did dice up some gala apples, skin on and candied some walnuts. It was superb!! I tripled the salad dressing so I could have more later. I did cheat though and bought the mixed greens in a bag, but that is a great time saver

  • carolfitz Posted: 04/01/13
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    Great start to Easter dinner. Roasted the beets the day prior, made the dressing in the morning so everything came together superquick at dinner. Used bagged salad blend with radicchio, otherwise made to recipe. Great combo of colors and flavors, the o.j. reduction was a nice touch.

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