Perfectly balanced with different flavors, textures, and colors, this salad is a colorful addition to any fall spread.

Bill Scepansky
Recipe by Southern Living

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Helen Norman

Recipe Summary

hands-on:
35 mins
total:
5 hrs
Yield:
Makes 6 to 8 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Microwave beets and water to cover in a microwave-safe bowl at HIGH 8 to 10 minutes or until crisp-tender. Let stand 30 minutes. Drain and rinse beets.

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  • Stir together white balsamic vinegar, next 3 ingredients, and 2 Tbsp. water; pour into a large zip-top plastic freezer bag. Add beets and onion. Seal and chill 4 hours.

  • Drain beets and onion, reserving 1/3 cup pickling liquid. Discard remaining liquid. Whisk together olive oil, next 2 ingredients, and reserved 1/3 cup pickling liquid until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste. Toss together bacon, next 5 ingredients, and desired amount of dressing. Serve with beets, onions, and remaining dressing.