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Roasted Beets and Orange Salad

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp orange juice (and some zest)
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 4 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 garlic clove (minced)
  • 2 large beets (roasted with olive oil)
  • 4 cups baby kale, spinach or arugula
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cucumber (sliced)
  • 1 avocado (diced)
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450ยบ.  Wash and peel the beets.  Slice and place beets on a roasting pan.  Drizzle with olive oil and sea salt.  Roast for 25 minutes. 
  • While the beets are roasting, assemble the salad dressing in a 16 oz. mason jar.  Add the orange juice, zest, honey, sunflower oil, apple cider vinegar, dijon mustard and garlic.  Place the top on the jar and shake vigorously. 
  • Assemble salad ingredients (greens, nuts, veggies, fruit, cheese and/or avocado) into a large bowl.  Add the beets once they are out of the oven and cooled for 5-10 minutes.  
  • Drizzle orange vinaigrette over the salad.  Toss and serve.