Mandarin Beet Salad


Boil beets 30 to 40 minutes until tender, let cool. Remove skins, cut into 1/4″ slices. Combine shallots, cloves, juice, vinegar, oil, salt, pepper, oranges and walnuts. Pour dressing over beets. Toss with arugula or spring mix. Sprinkle with crumbled blue cheese and walnuts.


  • 2 c sliced red or yellow beets
  • 1 Tbsp shallots, minced
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 c each, orange juice and cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp canola oil
  • Salt and white pepper to taste
  • 1 can mandarin orange slices
  • 3-4 c Arugula (rocket) or spring mix
  • 6 Tbsp chopped walnuts
  • 4 oz crumbled blue cheese (optional)