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Winter Apple & Beet Salad with Honey Dressing

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Eating locally grown produce in the winter can get really tiresome, really fast. Thankfully apples are in abundance, as are beets. Pomegranates are in season until the end of January. Add all that to layer of fresh mixed greens and you have an artful, appetizing winter salad!

Ingredients

  • FOR THE DRESSING:
  • ¼ cups Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Liquid Honey
  • 1 pinch Sea Salt
  • 1 pinch Fresh Ground Pepper
  • _____
  • FOR THE SALAD:
  • 1 whole Medium Sized Beet, Greens Removed
  • 4 cups Mixed Salad Greens
  • 1 whole Small Red Apple, Sliced (any Variety)
  • 1 whole Small Green Apple, Sliced (any Variety)
  • ⅓ cups Pomegranate Seeds
  • 2 Tablespoons Crumbled Feta Cheese
  • Olive Oil, For Drizzling The Beets

Preparation

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees (F). Rinse beets and place on a sheet of foil and lightly drizzle with olive oil. Seal foil around beets to make a small packet. Bake in pre-heated oven for 25-35 minutes until fork tender. Remove from oven to cool. When beets have cooled enough to handle, put on some rubber gloves and remove the skins using your fingers. Skins should be tender enough to slip off, by pushing up with your thumbs. Once peeled, cut off root ends, then cut beets into small, bite sized chunks.

Combine all of the dressing ingredients and mix thoroughly.

Divide salad greens evenly over four plates. Top each plate with 1/4 of the beet chunks, 1/4 of the red apple slices and 1/4 of the green apple slices. Sprinkle 1/4 of the pomegranate seeds and 1/2 tablespoon of feta cheese over each plate. Drizzle desired amount of dressing over top of everything.

This would also be great topped with toasted pine nuts or sunflower seeds!

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Craftyglutton on 1.28.2011

This looks great- and I too am getting so tired of the same old winter veg recipes. I can’t wait to try it tonight or tomorrow… and I think I have almost all of the ingredients in the house. Thanks for posting!

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jillscleankitchen on 1.22.2011

Funny! But actually I didn’t put it as liquid honey, the recipe reviewer did that! They also messed up the green apple ingredient calling it “Small Green Variety, sliced” instead of “small green apple, sliced”. Oh well!

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leeanneg on 1.20.2011

I knew you were Canadian because you called for “liquid honey.” I moved down here three years ago and it is really hard to find creamed honey here. All honey is liquid honey to Americans, at least where I am. Thankfully I found some delicious German creamed honey at Whole Foods, but I really miss simple Billy Bee.

This salad looks delicious; I can’t wait to try it.

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Cathey on 1.12.2014

Wonderful dressing, great balance of acid and sweet.

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