Healthy Recipes
Authored By:  California Dried Plum Board
Serve as a side salad or enjoy as a main dish.
Diet Types: Vegetarian, Wheat Free
Ingredients:
  • 4 small yellow or red beets, trimmed
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cups mixed salad greens
  • 8 pitted dried plums, halved
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/4 cup unsalted shelled pistachios
  • Serves: 4
    Cooking Time: Over one hour
    Instructions:
    Heat oven to 375 degrees. Place beets and water in small baking dish. Cover tightly with aluminum foil; bake 45-60 minutes or until tender. Cool slightly; peel skin off beets. Cut each beet into 8 wedges; set aside. In small bowl, combine vinegar, oil, garlic, sugar, salt and pepper. In large bowl, combine mixed greens, dried plums and beets. Drizzle with Vinaigrette; toss to coat. Arrange salad evenly onto 4 salad plates. Top each with cheese and pistachios. Tip: One 16 ounce can whole beets, drained and sliced may be substituted for 12 oz of fresh beets (4 small).

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