Beet, Orange and Arugula Salad

admin December 30, 2013 Comments Off on Beet, Orange and Arugula Salad

This is a sweet and pungent salad that would make the oranges look blood red as the beets that are used in the salad turns them. This is a perfect salad for family gatherings. Make sure that you use the wild arugula that is more pungent than the regular ones.



Fresh orange juice – 1 tbsp

Balsamic vinegar – 1 tsp

Sherry vinegar or red wine vinegar – 1 tbsp

Salt and pepper powder – to taste

Grape seed oil or sunflower oil – 3 tbsp

Extra virgin olive oil – 1 tbsp

Small beets – 2 large or 4 small beets (peeled and cut in rounds or half moon)

Baby or wild arugula – 4 cups

Chopped cilantro – 2 tbsp

Chopped walnuts – ¼ cup


  • In a small bowl, add together the orange juice, balsamic vinegar, sherry or red wine vinegar, oil, salt and pepper.
  • Taste and adjust the level of acidity and add a bit of vinegar and orange juice.
  • Toss the beets with a tablespoon of dressing, toss the arugula in 3 tbsp to the rest of the dressing and arrange on a wider bowl.
  • Then arrange the oranges and beets above the arugula in alternate fashion.

Drizzle the remaining dressing and add cilantro and walnuts.

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