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Beet & Blueberry Salad with walnuts and mint
Beets contain a unique compound called betaine, an anti-inflammatory-fighting nutrient that helps protect cells, proteins, and enzymes from environmental stress. Makes 8 servings (8 cups) Total time: 30 minutes + roasting
FOR THE BEETS, TIGHTLY WRAP:
3 large beets (2 lb.)
FOR THE VINAIGRETTE, WHISK:
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice 2 Tbsp. each honey and extra-virgin olive oil 1 Tbsp. grated fresh ginger 2 tsp. Dijon mustard Salt and black pepper to taste
FOR THE SALAD, COMBINE:
4 cups fresh blueberries 1 cup chopped walnuts, toasted 1/2 cup chopped fresh mint Crumbled goat cheese (optional) Preheat oven to 400°.
For the beets, tightly wrap beets in heavy-duty foil, place on a baking sheet, and roast until fork-tender, about 3 hours. When cool enough to handle, remove and discard skin from beets, then dice.
For the vinaigrette, whisk together lemon juice, honey, oil, ginger, and Dijon; season with salt and pepper.
For the salad, combine beets with blueberries, walnuts, and mint. Toss salad with vinaigrette and garnish with cheese. Per serving: 264 cal; 15g total fat (3g sat); 7mg chol; 173mg sodium; 29g carb; 6g fiber; 7g protein