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Beets and watercress topped with Gorgonzola and a sweet citrus dressing form a tantalizing new blend for a mixed salad. The combination of ingredients may seem unlikely, but I guarantee it will become a new favorite. -Mary S. Moskovitz, Ventnor, New Jersey

Provided by Taste of Home

Categories     Lunch

Time 1h5m

Yield 8 servings.

Number Of Ingredients 12

1/2 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary or 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
1 teaspoon chopped shallot
1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
4 fresh beets (about 1/2 pound)
1 bunch watercress
1/4 cup walnut halves, toasted
1/4 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese


  • For vinaigrette, place the first 8 ingredients in a jar with a tight-fitting lid; shake well. Refrigerate 1 hour., Preheat oven to 400°. Place beets in a 13x9-in. baking dish; add 1 in. of water. Bake, covered, until tender, 40-45 minutes. Cool; peel and cut beets into thin slices., Just before serving, arrange watercress on a platter or individual plates; top with beets. Sprinkle with walnuts and cheese. Shake dressing again; drizzle over salad.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 68 calories, Fat 5g fat (1g saturated fat), Cholesterol 3mg cholesterol, Sodium 110mg sodium, Carbohydrate 5g carbohydrate (3g sugars, Fiber 1g fiber), Protein 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges

Sakera Jahan Sadiya
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This salad is a great way to get your kids to eat their vegetables. My kids love it!

Debora Pepra
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I've never been a big fan of beets, but this salad changed my mind. It's so delicious and refreshing.

John Thomas
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This is a great recipe for a light and healthy lunch or dinner. It's also perfect for a potluck or picnic.

Majid Jameel
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This salad is a delicious and healthy way to enjoy beets. I love the combination of flavors and textures.

cpo ia
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I've made this salad several times and it's always a hit. It's a great way to get your daily dose of vegetables.

Opelong Matshwisa
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This salad is a great way to use up leftover beets. It's also a healthy and delicious side dish.

Cazmo Hernandez
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I love this salad! It's so refreshing and the flavors are perfectly balanced.

Malaika Milikx
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This is my go-to recipe for beet salad. It's simple, delicious, and always a hit.

Mouadh Aiouna
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This salad is so easy to make and it's always a crowd-pleaser. I love the combination of sweet and tangy flavors.

itsSana Memon
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I made this salad for a potluck and it was a hit! Everyone loved it and asked for the recipe. It's definitely a keeper.

uzaifa abc
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This is a great recipe for a light and refreshing summer salad. The orange vinaigrette is especially delicious and really brings out the flavor of the beets.

Zain Zani
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I've made this salad twice now and it's quickly become a favorite. It's so easy to make and always turns out perfectly. The flavors are so well-balanced and the goat cheese adds a nice touch of creaminess.

MD Shiron Khan
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This salad was a delightful surprise! The combination of sweet beets, tangy oranges, and creamy goat cheese was absolutely delicious. I especially loved the orange vinaigrette, which was the perfect complement to the other flavors.