Mache and Citrus Salad

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Feb. 07, 2013

There are lots of really great things about this salad. I could go on and on and on and on and But, Ill just mention a few goodies: pistachios (lean protein, vitamin A, folic acid), apples (vitamin A), oranges (vitamin C, folic acid, calcium), and greens (vitamin A, calcium, potassium).

Ingredients

Bacon slices 2 (cooked and crumbled)
Mache 1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs)
Beet greens 1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs)
Navel oranges 4 Large (peeled and chopped)
Apple 1 (chopped and tossed with orange juice to prevent browning)
Feta cheese 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) (crumbled)
Pistachios 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) (chopped)
Beet chips
Beets 4 Small (peeled and thinly sliced)
Olive oil 1 Teaspoon
Pepper 1 Pinch
Salt 1 Pinch
Homemade buttermilk dressing
Lemon juice 2 Tablespoon
Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
Dijon mustard 1 Teaspoon
White vinegar 1 Tablespoon
Milk 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (or 1/2 C Buttermilk and omit vinegar)
Honey 1/2 Tablespoon

Directions

Getting Ready:

To Make Beet Chips:

1. Pre-heat oven to 375F. Toss beets with olive oil, salt, and pepper.

2. Lay on a baking sheet and bake for 10-13 minutes, or until beets are slightly crispy and tender.

3. Remove from oven and cool.

To Make Buttermilk Dressing:

1. Pour vinegar into a measuring cup. Add milk and fill to 1/2 C line. Stir and let sit for 5 minutes.

2. Whisk in lemon juice, salt, pepper, dijon, and honey. Stream in olive oil, whisking as you do.

Making:

1. Cook bacon.

2. Remove from pan and drain on a paper towel.

3. Cool, then crumble.

Serving:

1. Top greens with oranges, apples, feta, bacon, pistachios, and beet chips.

2. Toss with dressing.

3. Enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 10 Minutes
Servings: 3

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 484Calories from Fat 188

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 22 g33.8%

Saturated Fat 5 g25%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 443 mg18.46%

Total Carbohydrates 66 g22%

Dietary Fiber 15 g60%

Sugars 42 g

Protein 14 g28%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet