Winter Moro Blood Orange & Beet Salad

Winter Moro Blood Orange & Roasted Beet Salad
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There's no better way to brighten a winter's day, no matter how dark and gloomy, than with the scintillating taste of citrus. Add the rich red of roasted beets and it's a dish that will light up your table with good taste and good nutrition.
Servings
6-8
Servings
6-8
Winter Moro Blood Orange & Roasted Beet Salad
Print Recipe
There's no better way to brighten a winter's day, no matter how dark and gloomy, than with the scintillating taste of citrus. Add the rich red of roasted beets and it's a dish that will light up your table with good taste and good nutrition.
Servings
6-8
Servings
6-8
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Heat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Clean the beets and trim the green ends close to the beet.
  3. Place a large sheet of aluminum foil on a baking sheet - large enough to cover the baking sheet and double back over a single layer of beets, creating a roasting pouch.
  4. Create as many foil pouches as you need to enclose all the beets in single layers.
  5. Bake for about 1 hour and 15-20 minutes. The beets should be tender.
  6. While the beets are roasting, peel the Moro blood oranges and remove as much of the white pith as you can.
  7. Cut the oranges into thin slices and arrange on a platter.
  8. Peel the red onion and cut into thin slices, arranging them on top of the oranges on the platter.
  9. Open the foil pouches and let the beets cool for about a half an hour.
  10. Once cooled, you should be able to remove the skins by rubbing them off.
  11. But the beets into slices and arrange over the oranges and onions on the platter.
  12. To make the dressing, whisk together the vinegar, honey, zest, 1/2 teaspoon of the salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of the pepper.
  13. Pour in the oil slowly in a steady stream as you continue to whisk the dressing together.
  14. Drizzle over the salad.
  15. Season with thyme and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
Recipe Notes

Optional - top with walnut chunks.

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