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Carrot, Radish, and Beet Salad with Apricot Vinaigrette

  • Prep15 mins
  • Cook20 mins
  • Total35 mins
  • Servings4
  • Ingredients14

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Carrot, Radish, and Beet Salad with Apricot Vinaigrette

This happy jumble of vegetables is not only beautiful to look at but also scrumptious. Try to use a rainbow of different colours for the most striking salad presentation.

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Feel free to replace the dried apricots in the dressing with another dried fruit you may have on hand. Dried cranberries, dried cherries, or golden raisins are all delicious alternatives.

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Carrot, Radish, and Beet Salad with Apricot Vinaigrette

  • Prep15 mins
  • Cook20 mins
  • Total35 mins
  • Servings4
  • Ingredients14

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) dried apricots, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) white wine vinegar
  • 1 small shallot, finely diced
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) fine sea salt
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 mixed-coloured carrots, shaved lengthwise, about 3 cups (750 mL)
  • 4 mixed-coloured radishes, thinly sliced into rounds
  • 1 small red or yellow beet, thinly sliced into rounds
  • 1 cup (250 mL) watercress or baby arugula
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) mint leaves, roughly torn
  • 2 small oranges, rind removed and sliced into rounds or half moons
  • 12 pitted green olives, sliced lengthwise
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) roasted pistachios, roughly chopped, or pumpkin seeds

Nutrition

Per serving:

  • calories190
  • protein3g
  • fat11g
    • saturated fat2g
    • trans fat0g
  • carbohydrates21g
    • sugars14g
    • fibre4g
  • sodium615mg

Directions

01

For salad dressing, to small saucepan, add apricots and vinegar and place over medium heat. Bring to a simmer, remove from heat, and let sit for 5 minutes.

02

In medium bowl, whisk together shallot, mustard, and salt. Using slotted spoon, transfer apricots to mustard mixture. Whisk in 2 tsp (10 mL) apricot-infused vinegar along with olive oil until a homogenous vinaigrette forms. Reserve remaining vinegar for another use. Set vinaigrette aside or refrigerate in airtight container until ready to use.

03

Arrange carrots, radishes, beets, watercress, mint, and oranges on serving platter. Drizzle with dressing and garnish with olives and pistachios or pumpkin seeds.

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