Beet and Collard Salad with Orange Dijon Vinaigrette

Posted by on Jul 6, 2014 in Recipes | 0 comments

Oh look, another salad recipe? It must be summer!  

This is a quick and easy recipe that features one of my favorite ever vegetables: beets! I meant to get to the farmers market yesterday, but it didn’t happen so vegetable pickings in my house last night were slim.  I did, however, have a gorgeous golden beet and a sweet purple beet sitting in the bottom drawer of my fridge.  I decided to spiralize them and pair them with collard greens and dill freshly picked from my garden, along with some raw pumpkin and hemp seeds.  I thought a tangy, citrusy dressing would be just the thing to bring the best out of these ingredients.

Beet and Collard Salad

Beet and Collard Salad

Orange Dijon Vinaigrette
Serves 2
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Total Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. The juice of one valencia orange (about 1/3 cup)
  2. 1 tbsp whole grain dijon mustard
  3. 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  4. 1 tsp olive oil
Instructions
  1. Using a fork or whisk, whisk together ingredients until well combined.
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Beet and Collard Salad
Serves 2
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Total Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 golden beet
  2. 1 purple beet
  3. 6-8 collard green leaves
  4. 2 tbsps chopped dill
  5. 2 tbsps pumpkin seeds
  6. 2 tsps hemp seeds
  7. Orange dijon vinaigrette
Instructions
  1. Peel and spiralize or julienne your beets.
  2. Wash your collards well, cut the tough stems out and then stack and roll the leaves together into a cylinder.
  3. Using a sharp knife, slice your collard leaves into fine ribbons.
  4. To serve, divide the collard ribbons between two bowls, and top each bowl with half the beets, 1 tbsp of dill, 1 tbsp of pumpkin seeds and 1 tsp of hemp seeds.
  5. Drizzle enough orange dijon vinaigrette over the salads to coat.
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Not only does this salad look stunning, it tastes absolutely delightful.

Beet and collard salad with orange dijon vinaigrette

Yum!

It’s bold, bright flavors are surprisingly refreshing.  The sweetness of the beets is balanced nicely by the mildly bitter collards. The dressing brings it all together beautifully.  

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