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Skinny Beet and Havarti Salad

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Servings 6

Enjoy this salad made with beets, salad greens - a perfect side dish. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

Salad

3
medium beets, washed, trimmed
1
(10-oz.) pkg. mixed salad greens
1 1/2
oz. dill Havarti cheese, cubed (1/3 cup)
1/3
cup walnut halves

Dressing

2
tablespoons Dijon mustard
1
tablespoon mayonnaise
3
tablespoons cider vinegar
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon pepper
2
tablespoons canola or olive oil

Steps

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  • 1
    In large saucepan, bring 1 1/2 inches of water to a boil over medium heat. Add beets; reduce heat to low. Cover; cook 25 to 35 minutes or until tender.
  • 2
    Drain beets; rinse with cold water. Peel beets; cut into 1/4-inch slices.
  • 3
    In small bowl, combine mustard, mayonnaise, vinegar, salt and pepper; blend well. With wire whisk, slowly beat in oil until well blended.
  • 4
    Just before serving, place mixed greens in large bowl. Reserve 3 tablespoons dressing. Add remaining dressing to greens; toss to coat. Divide greens evenly onto 6 salad plates. Divide sliced beets evenly onto greens. Top salads evenly with cheese and walnuts. Drizzle reserved dressing over salads.

Expert Tips

  • Garnet red is the most common color for beets. However, their color can range from white to deep purple-red. Try the Chioggia, or candy cane beet, which has alternating rings of red and white.
  • Developed in Denmark, Havarti is a semisoft, pale yellow cheese marked with small irregular holes. The mild, buttery flavor of Havarti contrasts well with the sweetness of the beets and sharpness of mustard in this salad.
  • To enhance the flavor and texture of the walnuts in this salad, toast them in a 350°F. oven until they are golden, about 10 minutes. Let the toasted walnuts cool completely before adding them to the salad.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
160
Calories from Fat
120
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
20%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
13%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
330mg
14%
Potassium
320mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate
7g
2%
Dietary Fiber
2g
11%
Sugars
4g
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
60%
60%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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