February 25, 2012

Food Network Magazine Warm Beet-Orange Salad

I'm back! My internet is on and I am so much happier! So back to my normal posts. Since I was sick in January and diagnosed with very low potassium I have made a great effort to include more fruit in my family's diet. I have always been great about preparing vegetables, but fruit is another story. I am happy to report that the last time I had my potassium checked it was perfect and I don't have to go on any daily medication. I feel so much better and less tired now that I have been diligent about including more fruit. Plus I have discovered that fruit can be delicious in recipes. The January/February issue of the Food Network Magazine had a recipe for Warm Beet-Orange Salad, which promised a delicious combination of fruit and vegetables and very simple to prepare.

This recipe  has 7 ingredients. It takes approximately an hour to prepare and cook and makes 6 servings. I actually picked a week to make this dish that beets were very hard to find in my area. It seems that every couple of weeks different vegetables and herbs becomes impossible to find and then in a couple of weeks appear again, it can be very frustrating and doesn't seem to have much rhyme or reason. Luckily, after I went to three stores I was able to find great looking beets to prepare. Make sure to let the beets cool slightly before peeling to prevent burning your hands. Finally, take all the skin off the oranges before segmenting, the taste is better plus it absorbs the dressing more effectively. I followed the remainder of the recipe as written.

I love how bright this salad turned out. This would make a great salad for Easter or a spring get together. My husband thought that this recipe would benefit from the addition of more flavor. I agree that the addition of fresh basil would elevate the flavor of the dish. Overall, very easy to put together and would make a colorful edition to any table.

For the recipe go to Warm Beet-Orange Salad.

10 comments:

  1. Very interesting about your potassium levels, I will make sure I continue to eat fruit as part of my breakfast, lunch and evening meal on a daily basis.

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    1. Apparently it was why I was so tired for so long. Bananas and oranges are high in potassium so I eat a lot of them!

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  2. a very simple n healthy recipe....love all the flavors going in the salad !

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    1. It really is simple and healthy, which I love!

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  3. What a beautiful dish! Definitely a good one to break out for a party. I'll be trying this one out. It's also nice to hear a success story on health. There is truly so much good we can do for ourselves by paying attention to foods we eat. Good for you! And glad you're back, Frugal!!

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    1. Thanks :) I agree that we can do lot to control our own health. This dish really is pretty and great for a party!

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  4. a very interesting combination of flavors!! And pretty to look at too!!

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    1. The combination of flavors is delicious and the colors great!

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  5. I love beets! They are one of my fave foods. I've heard that orange goes nicely with them, but have yet to try it...looks like I'll have to now!

    I'm holding a recipe contest, I hope you'll consider participating. Read about it here: http://jessica-healthymommyhealthybaby.blogspot.com/2012/02/its-my-blogiversary.html

    Have a great weekend!

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    1. I love beets also, they are one of my favorite foods! Oranges and beets really do work great together, even my two boys like the combination of flavors! Thanks for the heads up about the recipe contest! Have a great weekend also :)

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