Salads often get a bad reputation for being a healthy but boring meal option. Here at the Doe Fund we believe food doesn’t have to be boring to be healthy. One of our favorite salads combines warm beets with orange wedges, providing a delicate balance of sweetness and acidity to transform a seemingly simple salad into a standout dish. Our warm beet salad with orange wedges is truly an easy and delicious recipe that will make you want to eat healthy.
5 beets, peeled and thinly sliced
4 oranges peeled
5 scallions (white part only), thinly sliced
½ tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger (or 1 teaspoon ground ginger)
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
Cook the beets in 1 gallon of boiling salted water until tender, about 6 minutes and then drain.With a paring knife, remove the white skin from the peeled oranges and remove the sections of orange from the surrounding membrane, making perfect bright orange wedges.Place the beets, orange wedges, scallions, vinegar, olive oi and seasonings in a mixing bowl and gently toss. Enjoy!