RECIPE ALERT: Warm Beet Salad with Orange Wedges



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.

4 servings


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!

2 thoughts on “RECIPE ALERT: Warm Beet Salad with Orange Wedges

  1. I stopped at a street fair on Lexington Ave in October and bought several lunches to bring to a friend’s apartment that I was visiting. I met Chef Dalesandro, and it was a pleasure speaking with him, but the best part of the experience was the food. For street fair food it was upscale, delicious and more on a healthy note, which is rare and a pleasant surprise. My friend’s loved the food and so did I. We had tasty sliders with a great sauce, homemade buns and freshly made coleslaw. All of it was amazing. I’m looking forward to eating more of Chef Dalesandro’s food at the next street fair! Ann, Long Island.

    • Thank you! We are happy to hear you and your friends enjoyed our sliders. We will be doing several street fairs this summer that are listed on our calender and hope to see you there!

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