Baby Beet, Orange and Toasted Almond Salad
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Baby Beet, Orange and Toasted Almond Salad

Baby Beet Orange and Toasted Almond is rated 2.5 / 5 based on 2 votes.


Preparation Time: 1 hour and 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20-25 minutes


  • Three cups mixed salad greens
  • One red (Spanish) onion, thinly sliced
  • Two oranges, peeled and segmented
  • Two bunches small or medium beets, washed and trimmed
  • cup almonds, toasted and coarsely chopped for garnish

For mint and orange salad dressing

  • cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • cup olive oil
  • cup rice vinegar
  • One tablespoon fresh mint, chopped
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


  1. Place beets in a steamer basket or bamboo steamer.
  2. Partially pour the pot or wok with water and bring to a rapid simmer.
  3. Put the steamer over water and steam for 15-20 minutes until beets are tender.
  4. Test by inserting a skewer into thickest part. Immerse in cold water until cool enough to handle, then drain.
  5. Peel off the skin gently and slice or halve beets depending on size.
  6. Toss with salad dressing while still warm then refrigerate for 1 hour. Drain beets reserving dressing.
  7. On salad greens, arrange orange segments, beets and onion slices.
  8. Pour salad dressing over, and garnish with toasted nuts.
  9. To make salad dressing, mix all ingredients in a bowl until well combined.
  10. To toast almonds, place almonds in a frying pan and cook over medium heat for 3-4 minutes until lightly browned. Make sure not to burn them.