Roasted Beet and Arugula Salad with Walnuts and Feta Cheese

Courtesy of: Earthbound Farm
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Servings: 4
Prep: 30 min.
Cook: NA
Total Time: 30 min

Description

Got guests? A special occasion? Looking for some “wow”? This delicious showstopper salad delivers a riot of color and flavor.

Ingredients

SALAD:

  • 1 pound roasted beets
  • 5 ounces Earthbound Farm Organic Baby Arugula (1 package)
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup candied or toasted walnuts
  • 2 blood oranges or navel oranges (segmented)

ORANGE WALNUT VINAIGRETTE:

  • 1/2 cup good-quality roasted walnut oil
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon orange or blood orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
  • 5 tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced shallots
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Directions

  1. To make the vinaigrette, place the roasted walnut oil and all the dressing ingredients from there to the end of the list in a glass jar and close the lid tightly. Shake vigorously to combine. Adjust the seasonings to taste. Allow the dressing to sit at room temperature for 1 hour to allow the flavors to develop before serving. (This recipe will make about 1-1/4 cups of dressing; you'll use about 1/3 cup for the salad, or more to taste. Store any leftover vinaigrette in the refrigerator, tightly covered, for up to 1 month.)

  2. Cut the beets in half or quarters (if you're using larger beets, cut into 1/2-inch dice) so they're bite size. Place the beets in a small bowl, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of the vinaigrette and toss until the beets are coated. (This step can be done a day in advance, if desired.)

  3. Just before serving, place the arugula in a large salad bowl. Add about 3 tablespoons of the vinaigrette. Toss to coat the leaves lightly, then taste and add more vinaigrette if needed.

  4. Transfer the arugula to a platter or individual salad plates. Arrange the beets and orange segments on the greens and sprinkle them with the feta and nuts. Serve immediately.

**Per serving: Calories 600, Fat 55 grams, Cholesterol 15 mg, Sodium 480 mg, Carbohydrates 23 grams, Fiber 5 grams, Sugars 16 grams, Protein 8 grams.

Percentage Daily Values per serving (based on a 2,000-calorie diet): Vitamin A 20%, Vitamin C 60%, Calcium 20%, Iron 10%. **