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Beet and Blue Cheese Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette Dressing

 
One serving costs about $2.11

$2.11 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

8 vegetarian,gluten-free,gluten free,lacto ovo vegetarian side dish,salad
spoonacular Score:45%

Spoonacular Score: 45%

 

Beet and Blue Cheese Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette Dressing is a gluten free and lacto ovo vegetarian side dish. This recipe serves 8 and costs $2.11 per serving. One serving contains 220 calories, 6g of protein, and 14g of fat. A mixture of greens, grape tomatoes, cheese, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so yummy. This recipe from Foodista has 1 fans. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around around 45 minutes. With a spoonacular score of 44%, this dish is good. Similar recipes include Spinach and Beet Green Salad with Blue Cheese Vinaigrette, Beet and Potato Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing and Dill, and Blood Orange, Beet, and Apple Salad with Goat Cheese and Citrus Honey Vinaigrette.

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NV Mindbender Chardonnay

Lightly Oaked, the Mindbender Chardonnay is a sophisticated style of Chardonnay, that is full of the best elements of this classic grape varietal. The aromatics are complex and welcoming with floral and citrus tones mixed with hints of honeysuckle and butterscotch. The good percentage of oak aging brings a lovely vanilla note. The Mindbender Chardonnay is here to make you see Chardonnay in a new and innovative way. The Mindbender Chardonnay is a sophisticated style of Chardonnay, that is full of the best elements of this classic grape varietal. Visually it is golden straw in color. The aromatics are complex and welcoming with floral and citrus tones mixed with hints of honeysuckle and butterscotch. The well-rounded flavors carry the butterscotch throughout lending a smooth, creamy aspect while the citrus flavors bring freshness and brightness to the body. The good percentage of oak aging brings a lovely vanilla note. The finish is rounded out with a depth of ripe fruit flavors such as apricots, melons and peaches with a spritz of lime.

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Ingredients

Servings:
5 oz
5 oz mixed greens
mixed greens
1.05 pts
1.05 pts grape tomatoes
grape tomatoes
15 oz
15 oz canned beets
canned beets
1 cup
1 cup pecans
pecans
5 oz
5 oz blue cheese
blue cheese
0.25 cups
0.25 cups orange juice
orange juice
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps apple cider vinegar
apple cider vinegar
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps honey
honey
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp lemon juice
lemon juice
1
1  garlic clove
garlic clove
1 tsp
1 tsp salt
salt
some
some bell pepper
bell pepper
5 oz mixed greens
5 oz
mixed greens
1.05 pts grape tomatoes
1.05 pts
grape tomatoes
15 oz canned beets
15 oz
canned beets
1 cup pecans
1 cup
pecans
5 oz blue cheese
5 oz
blue cheese
0.25 cups orange juice
0.25 cups
orange juice
2 Tbsps apple cider vinegar
2 Tbsps
apple cider vinegar
2 Tbsps honey
2 Tbsps
honey
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp
lemon juice
1  garlic clove
1
garlic clove
1 tsp salt
1 tsp
salt
some bell pepper
some
bell pepper

Equipment

bowl
bowl
bowl
bowl


Instructions

Drain the rinse the can of beets. Slice each beet circle in half to make semi-circles. Toast the pecans over medium heat until they start to brown and are nice and fragrant. If using a block of blue cheese, roughly chop 5 oz to crumble it. Toss all the salad ingredients (mixed greens through blue cheese) together in a bowl. Combine all the dressing ingredients (orange juice through salt and pepper) in a small bowl, and mix well. Pour over salad right before serving.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $2.11
Ingredient
5 ounces mixed greens
1 pint grape tomatoes
15 ounces canned beets
1 cup pecans
5 ounces blue cheese
¼ cups orange juice
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 garlic clove
some bell pepper
Price
$2.23
$6.42
$1.31
$3.08
$2.53
$0.13
$0.11
$0.51
$0.10
$0.07
$0.37
$16.86

Tips

Health Tips

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

  • Many people proclaim the health benefits of honey, saying it possesses antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties. Although the extent of its health benefits in humans remains unclear, studies have indeed confirmed that honey can help with cold symptoms and even heal wounds and prevent infections. If you're looking to reap the potential health benefits, dark raw honey is likely the best option.

  • Before you pass up garlic because you don't want the bad breath that comes with it, keep in mind that the compounds that cause garlic breath also offer a lot of health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. If you really want to get the most health benefits out of your garlic, choose Spanish garlic, which contains the most allicin (one of garlic's most beneficial compounds).

  • Lycopene, the chemical in tomatoes that makes them red (and healthy), is fat soluble. This means eating tomatoes with a fat — say, avocado or olive oil?improves the body's ability to absorb the lycopene. Don't hesitate to include some healthy fats in this dish to get the most health benefits from the tomatoes!

  • get more health tips

Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • The average fresh lemon contains between 2 to 3 tablespoons of lemon juice (just in case you are substituting bottled lemon juice).

  • Here's a trick for peeling garlic quickly. Put the garlic clove on your cutting board. Take a knife with a thick blade and place the blade flat across the garlic clove (the clove should be closer to the handle than the middle of the blade). Whack down on the flat side of the blade with your free hand to smoosh the garlic a bit. Done correctly, the skin will peel right off.

  • Just a head's up: tomatoes shouldn't be refrigerated! They will lose their flavor and probably get mushy too. For more on selecting and storing tomatoes and other vegetables, check out the academy.

Green Tips

  • Tomatoes, especially cherry tomatoes, should be bought organic when possible. Moreover, buying tomatoes from your local farmers' market when they are in season is going to make your dish much, much tastier, not to mention more eco-friendly. In fact, we recommend using canned — or better yet, jarred?tomato products when tomatoes aren't in season instead of buying imported or greenhouse-grown tomatoes.

  • Buying local honey from beekeepers in your area not only supports your community but helps those beekeepers protect bees! LocalHarvest can help you locate some tasty honey produced near you.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
220 Calories
6g Protein
14g Total Fat
19g Carbs
11% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
220
11%

Fat
14g
22%

  Saturated Fat
4g
26%

Carbohydrates
19g
7%

  Sugar
14g
16%

Cholesterol
13mg
4%

Sodium
686mg
30%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
6g
13%

Manganese
0.8mg
40%

Vitamin C
30mg
37%

Vitamin A
1169IU
23%

Fiber
3g
14%

Phosphorus
137mg
14%

Copper
0.27mg
13%

Calcium
119mg
12%

Folate
45µg
12%

Potassium
389mg
11%

Magnesium
37mg
9%

Zinc
1mg
9%

Vitamin B6
0.18mg
9%

Vitamin B1
0.13mg
9%

Vitamin B2
0.14mg
8%

Vitamin B5
0.61mg
6%

Vitamin K
6µg
6%

Selenium
3µg
5%

Iron
0.95mg
5%

Vitamin B3
1mg
5%

Vitamin E
0.72mg
5%

Vitamin B12
0.22µg
4%

covered percent of daily need

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