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Mediterranean-Style Roasted Beet Salad

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Beet Salad is a refreshing way of combining Mediterranean flavors in a nice, healthy salad. It goes great with any protein, chicken or fish. And a lot of the parts of the salad can be prepared in advance. Try this beet salad if you want to discover some nice new flavors.
Ingredients
  Beets 6
  Endive 1 , finely sliced
  Sliced red onion 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Chopped fresh mint 1 Tablespoon
  Chopped fresh chives 2 Tablespoon
  Sliced radish 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Kalamata olives 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Black Variety)
  Crumbled feta cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Whole grain mustard 1 Tablespoon
  Red wine vinegar 1 Tablespoon
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Lemon juice 3 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Black pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
To roast the beets:
1. Place the red beets in a 2 inch deep baking dish with 1/4 inch of water and cover with foil, roast in the oven at 400 degrees for 40 minutes, set aside and cool completely.

MAKING
2. In a large bowl combine sliced endive, red onion, radish, mint, chives.
3. Peel the beets and cut into cubes, add to the bowl.
4. In another bowl prepare the dressing by combining the mustard, vinegar, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper add to the salad and toss lightly.

SERVING
5. Top salad with olives and feta and serve with grilled chicken.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Mediterranean
Course: 
Side Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Roasted
Dish: 
Salad
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Beet Root
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
Servings: 
4
This is such a wonderful beet salad is delicious on its own as an appetizer but it goes well with almost any roast meat, and is a great topping for sandwiches and wraps too. Beets are so healthy, they are rich in vitamins, iron, calcium and potassium and are great for purifying blood and maintaining blood pressure. This recipe is a quick and easy way to enjoy this wonderful root veggie.

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