KRNC recipe of the month – Fresh beet salad

Cool off on hot summer nights with this fresh beet salad. This dish features ingredients that can be found at local farmers’ markets and is quick and easy to prepare.

Serving Size: 2 cups

Yield: 4 servings

Tasty and nutritious fresh beet salad

Salad ingredients:

  • 6 cups of mixed greens or arugula, rinsed and dried
  • 1 cup beets, diced (roasted, steamed or raw)
  • 1 cup cucumber, diced
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
  • ¼ cup cheese crumbles (goat, feta or bleu cheese)

Dressing ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Juice and grated zest of 1/2 orange
  • Pinch of dried thyme, salt and pepper


  1. Add greens to a large bowl, then top with remaining salad ingredients.
  2. To make dressing, place ingredients in a jar, seal tightly, and shake vigorously.

Nutrition Information / Amount per serving (includes dressing):

Calories – 170 kcal

Total Fat – 12 g

Saturated fat – 3 g

Cholesterol – 7 mg

Sugars – 9 g

Protein – 4 g

Total carbohydrates – 13 g

Dietary fiber – 2.5 g

Sodium – 177 mg

Added sugars – 4 g

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