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Baby Beet, Red Onion, and Mandarin Salad

Put together in just 15 minutes, this refreshing salad is perfect for a light lunch or an elegant side dish to accompany any main dish. Gluten-free and diabetic appropriate this salad is a great all-rounder for your health.

Baby Beet, Red Onion, and Mandarin Salad

Baby Beet, Red Onion, and Mandarin Salad

Put together in just 15 minutes, this refreshing salad is perfect for a light lunch or an elegant side dish to accompany any main dish. Gluten-free and diabetic appropriate this salad is a great all-rounder for your health.
Course: Light Meal, Side Dish
Cuisine: Modern Australian
Special Diet: Diabetic Appropriate, Gluten-Free
Carb Exchanges: ½
GI Estimate: Low
Exchanges: 1 other carbohydrate, ½ fruit, 2 fat
Nutrition Profile: Egg Free, Healthy Immunity, Heart Healthy, Low Sodium, Low-Calorie, Soy-Free
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Preparing baby beets: 25 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Author: The Cook
5 from 1 vote
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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
  • ¾ tablespoon olive oil
  • 120 g mixed salad leaves
  • 250 g cooked whole baby beets, drained and cut into quarters
  • ¾ cup mandarin segments, pith removed
  • ½ cup thinly slivered red onion
  • 30 g reduced-fat feta cheese, crumbled
  • 3 tablespoons sliced blanched almonds, skins left on if possible
  • freshly ground black pepper

Recipe Instructions

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the white balsamic vinegar and olive oil; set aside.
  • Divide greens equally between two serving plates ( or 3 - 4 plates if using as a side dish)
  • Top with baby beet wedges, mandarin segments, red onion, feta, and almonds.
  • Drizzle with reserved dressing. Serve as a light meal or side dish.

How to :

  • Place uncooked baby beets (peeled and cut in half) in a large pot of boiling salted water. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until beets are tender when pierced with a knife, 15 to 20 minutes; drain. When cool enough to handle, cut each baby beet half into 3 wedges. Set aside.

Cooks Notes & Variations

  • Peel the mandarin segments of as much of the pith, or better still peel each of the thin skin, if possible.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 306kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 200mg | Potassium: 806mg | Fiber: 6g | Vitamin A: 1285IU | Vitamin C: 42.6mg | Calcium: 173mg | Iron: 2.2mg

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