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Dried Apricot Beet Salad W/ Orange Dressing

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I have mentioned this before, I have a weekly get-together with a dear friend. We always eat something yummy but she cannot eat gluten or dairy. This has been a bit of a challenge for me. I cannot just bring a over loaf of bread with some good cheese. But it is good a good challenge for it has forced me to think even more out of the box. All summer I have been bring salads and this one was a winner. Actually this would be a wonderful winter salad (sooo keep that in mind). The dried apricots and orange zest vinaigrette really brighten up the roasted beets. I would say, this is a jewel of a salad!!

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Dried Apricot Beet Salad w/ Orange Vinaigrette

5 medium beets, roasted*

1/3 cup dried apricots, cut into small pieces

1/4 cup red onion, chopped into small pieces

orange vinaigrette**

Toss altogether and enjoy!!

*Roasting beets

Set 5 medium beets in a pan and add 1/4 cup water. Cover with a lid or foil tightly. Roast one hour in oven at 350˚F. Check to see if beets are done by piercing them with a sharp knife. If firm and cannot be pierced, cook another 20 minutes. When cool, pull or peel off skin and cube in bite size pieces.

** Orange vinaigrette

zest of one orange

juice of one orange

juice of 1/2 a small lemon

1/3 cup good olive oil

1 garlic clove, minced

1 TBL honey

salt and pepper to taste


Mix altogether, taste and adjust to your liking.



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This sounds delish, Clarice! Unlike cauliflower, I have learned to love beets! I had a scrumptious beet salad in a restaurant once and this sounds very much like it. Can't wait to give it a try! ;-P


Now this sounds interesting! Normally, I am not a big fan of beets (although I loved them when I was a child). We take part in a crop share each year, which includes beets. Now I know what to do with them! xoxo


I had the pleasure of eating this salad and I enjoyed it very much. It is absolutely yummy! I highly recommend everyone try it!

Tracey McBride~Frugal Luxuries ®

You always have the most tantalizing food combinations in your recipes Clarice! Yummm!

Linda Colantino

Doesn't this look yummy. I know I would love it.
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Linda Lou


The colors themselves are fabulous!


It looks wonderful! I tried a similar recipe, sans apricots, a few weeks ago, but hubby turned his nose up LOL!


Thanks for sharing. I think that would make a wonderful winter salad. I actually have roasted beets in the freezer and am headed to Aldi's shortly -- where they have dried apricots. I'll be giving this one a try this weekend!

Dana @ This Silly Girl's Life

It looks so pretty and I love beets! Hubby doesn't like them though so I probably won't get the chance to try it... )C:

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