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Beet, Fennel and Mandarin Orange Salad

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"Roasted beets and sweet oranges are dressed with a sherry-shallot vinaigrette in this flavorful salad."
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20 m servings
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Place beets in medium roasting pan, add water to cover bottom of pan; cover with foil. Roast 40 to 45 minutes or until beets are tender and can be pierced with a fork or knife.
  3. Cool slightly; remove skin from beets and cut into wedges.
  4. Trim off fennel leaves and stalk; cut into very thin slices.
  5. Combine salad, mandarin oranges, mint, beets and fennel in large bowl. Pour dressing over salad; toss to evenly coat.
  6. Sprinkle cheese over salad.


  • Shallot Vinaigrette:
  • Combine 2/3 cup olive oil, 1/4 cup sherry vinegar, 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, 2 tablespoons finely chopped shallot and salt and pepper to taste in small bowl. Whisk until well combined. Makes about 1-1/2 cups.

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This has some of my favorite salad ingredients. The only minus is the way too tart dressing. I added 1 tablespoon of splenda to cut the tartness and that really helped. Very good with the correc...

This was great! I made this for a dinner party and even my picky eaters went for seconds. I didn't have have sherry vinegar so used a mix of red wine and balsamic and scallions instead of shallo...

This is a solid recipe. Definitly get the mini beets, when I transferred this to the shopping list it defaulted to medium sized beets adn they were to big. Also toss the salad and the beets se...

Perfect as is!!

I love almost anything with beets, but this was fabulous. Very light and refreshing.

What a nice salad! Only change I made was added small amount fresh garlic, 1teaspoon Dijon mustard and a squirt of honey to the dressing. YUM

Quick and easy. You can do the beets a day ahead if you want to. If you can't find baby beets, use one bunch of beets and cut them into quarters. The mint really makes the salad!