Caramelized Beets with Blood Orange, Date, and Mint Salad

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11Ingredients
270Calories
70Minutes

Make this for any upscale function that you host. These appetizers will have your guests buzzing with excitement. Featuring caramelized beets (sweet enough even for those who don’t normally like them), mint, cheese, and nuts, each serving will draw exclamations of praise. Serve with a variety of salad dressings to please even the most discerning pallets. The recipe is easy to follow, and you can multiply it to make enough for a large gathering without any trouble.

Ingredients

  • 4 beets (young)
  • 1 orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar (balsamic date)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 30 grams almonds
  • 2 blood oranges
  • 100 grams feta
  • fresh mint
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar (dates)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (mandarin)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius
  2. Peel the beets, wash, and dry with a paper towel. Cut in 2 or 4 pieces depending on the size.
  3. For the marinade, in a bowl, mix orange juice, honey, balsamic date vinegar, oil, and salt.
  4. In an oven pan covered with parchment paper, spread the marinade on the beets, bake for 20 minutes at 200 C, basting regularly with the baking juices. Reduce heat to 150 C, bake 15 more minutes.
  5. Let cool.
  6. To cut the blood orange supremes, peel the oranges, then slide the blade of a small knife between each membrane to remove each quarter.
  7. Cut the almonds in 2 with a knife.
  8. Crumble feta cheese roughly.
  9. To prepare the dressing, mix together balsamic date vinegar and mandarin olive oil, season with salt and pepper.
  10. With a large brush, take some of the beet stock, and draw a line in the center of the plate along the entire length.
  11. On the line, place 2 pieces of beets, some blood orange supremes, chunks of feta cheese, a few almonds, and some chopped mint.
  12. Add salad dressing to taste.
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NutritionView more

270Calories
Sodium15%DV350mg
Fat25%DV16g
Protein16%DV8g
Carbs9%DV27g
Fiber20%DV5g

PER SERVING *

Calories270Calories from Fat140
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat16g25%
Saturated Fat5g25%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol20mg7%
Sodium350mg15%
Potassium580mg17%
Protein8g16%
Calories from Fat140
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate27g9%
Dietary Fiber5g20%
Sugars19g38%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Reviews(1)

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Faye M. 10 Jul 2015
I used this recipe for a catering job I had. I needed something upscale for my appetizers. I must say, I got rave reviews on this one. It’s unique, full of flavor and not too heavy.