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Orange poppy seed dressing with crisp greens and roasted beets

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Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 90 minutes
This fresh and zippy salad dressing brings out the sweetness in the beets and oranges while making the salad greens sing with bright flavour. Pack the salad separately from the dressing and tote it along for lunch at work.

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Wash beets and wrap in foil.
  2. Place in 200 C (400 F) oven for about 1 hour and 30 minutes or until knife slides easily into beets.
  3. Let stand until cool enough to handle.
  4. Remove skin and slice thinly; set aside.
  5. Spread greens onto platter and sprinkle with red onions then top with beets.
  6. With a chef’s knife and using sawing motion cut skin and white pith from oranges and cut between membranes to make segments.
  7. Sprinkle over top of greens; set aside.
  8. Orange poppy seed dressing: In small bowl, whisk together oil, orange rind and juice, vinegar, mustard, honey, garlic and poppy seeds. (Grating rather than crushing the garlic gives it smoother texture.)
  9. Drizzle over salad mixture and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Orange poppy seed dressing with crisp greens and roasted beets
Amount Per Serving
Calories 95 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 89mg 4%
Potassium 473mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 10g
Protein 3g 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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